The Seahawks opened training camp Friday morning but a few key players were on the sidelines, namely linebackers Bruce Irvin, Malcolm Smith, and Korey Toomer, defensive back Eric Pinkins, offensive tackle Russell Okung, and safety Kam Chancellor.
Both Irvin and Toomer have been placed on the preseason PUP list, which is different than the regular season PUP list in that they can come off of it at any time and begin practicing. The reason for placing players there, though, is that they can eventually transition to the regular season PUP list if their injuries do not abate, and in that case, they would miss at leas the first six weeks of the seaosn.
That said, for now, for both, the decision is precautionary. Seahawks coach Pete Carroll said that Bruce would likely need all of the preseason before returning to full heath (offseason hip surgery), but Toomer was very close to coming back, still suffering from a nagging hamstring injury.
Eric Pinkins was placed on the non-football injury list with a lisfranc issue in his foot (he was in a walking boot), and this means, in all honesty, that he'll likely remain there for the foreseeable future. Carroll said he was 4-6 weeks from returning, but for a developmental player like Pinkins, this simply buys him some time, sort of in a similar fashion that Tharold Simon's foot last year.
Russell Okung came in and did the pre-practice walk through but stood on the sidelines during the practice. Carroll said that big Russ is "just days away from proving it. It might take him, if we're conservative, maybe a couple of weeks. We'll take our time there."
Kam is recovering from his offseason hip surgery as well, and he is on pace to return to the field soon.
Additionally, after only a few live snaps, right tackle Michael Bowie tweaked his shoulder and was forced to miss the rest of practice. Todd Dybas over at the TNT noted that "Greg Scruggs also was limited and seemed bothered by his surgically repaired knee. He changed his knee brace a couple times before not participating much in practice.