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August 12, 2008 11:41 AM

Another cruel twist, Bernard limps off -- 8.12.2008, A.M. edition

Posted by Danny O'Neil

Rocky Bernard went down toward the end of Tuesday's morning practice after appearing to injure his right ankle. He was helped off the field, then sat down and was evaluated. As injuries go, it might not be quite that extreme, though. He was putting weight on the ankle and his limp lessened as time passed.

But that further depletes a position in which the Seahawks released Marcus Tubbs and still haven't gotten Larry Tripplett back at practice.

Tubbs' open roster spot has been filled by Nick Jones, an offensive linemen.

Michael Bumpus made a pair of impressive catches in the seven-on-seven passing portion of practice. One was a diving grab behind D.D. Lewis that was especially impressive. The coaches like the way Bumpus competes, and he plays in the mold of a slot receiver who's shifty and sure-handed whereas Jordan Kent is tall, fast and his long strides make him a split end.

Logan Payne made a diving catch behind linebacker Leroy Hill. Payne is wearing a red jersey to denote non-contact as he recovers from broken rib, but the man still was willing to lay out for a reception.

The other reception worth noting was by John Carlson, who made a diving catch behind Hill in seven-on-seven drills.

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Posted by free

12:29 PM, Aug 12, 2008

Another fine mess!

Posted by 12thmanforlife

1:15 PM, Aug 12, 2008

What in the world is going on? We need to put these guys in a plastic bubble or something. Or just stop this training camp and wait for the season to start. At this rate, we aren't going to have enough players to even field a team!

Posted by Mike

1:24 PM, Aug 12, 2008

Can we calm down it doesn't look to be serious.

Posted by IDHawkman

1:37 PM, Aug 12, 2008

The last couple of years, Holmy took it easy on the guys in camp and then all the injuries started to mount once the season started. This year it doesn't seem like he's holding back in camp. He's letting them get into game shape now before the season starts.

Two different approaches, I like the one we are on now. If they get hurt now, we have time to fill the hole. Later it might be too late.

Posted by Ben

1:54 PM, Aug 12, 2008

Anyone watching Bumpus as a receiver and kick returner for the Cougars the last 4 years know that he would be a perfect fit for the Seahawks at both positions, he just needs some maturity, which will come through experience and having a coach like Holmgren.

Good to hear he's turning some heads after not being picked up in the draft.

Posted by Bumped Up

6:02 PM, Aug 12, 2008

Every year 1 or 2 of the big guys get blanked-up in camp - it's no surprise, except to short-minded management types....

Posted by freeguy

9:36 PM, Aug 12, 2008

Sounds like ten of one, half a dozen of the other, take it easy on them, they get buggered up when the season starts, bang them up now, they can't play for a few weeks or so, then their out of shape, so they get buggered up again when the seasons on, take a choice?

Posted by FreeGal

8:48 AM, Aug 13, 2008

^Six of one.... :)

Engrish???

Posted by Freer guy

9:23 AM, Aug 13, 2008

Stop picking on me! As far as my engrish goes, I've been watching the Olympics ....alot!

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