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June 25, 2008 4:11 PM

Seahawks sign Tyler Schmitt, Brandon Coutu

Posted by Danny O'Neil

Seattle announced the signings of long-snapper Tyler Schmitt as Jose Romero reported would happen. The Seahawks also announced kicker Brandon Coutu signed a contract. The pair joins Justin Forsett under contract. The Seahawks have signed three of their seven draft choices from last April.

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June 25, 2008 9:46 AM

Another pick signs

Posted by Jose Romero

It's Tyler Schmitt, the long snapper and sixth-round pick of the Seahawks from San Diego State. He signed his contract, which is likely for four years, and now the Seahawks and NFL must ratify the document.

I expect an official announcement from the team sometime today or tomorrow. Schmitt is the second Seahawks pick to sign, joining RB Justin Forsett.

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June 24, 2008 2:36 PM

Qwest Field to host USA Football clinic

Posted by Danny O'Neil

USA Football will hold a coaching school at Qwest Field this Saturday. The event -- which will cover everything from field position to schemes to motivational techniques -- is sold out. USA Football is a non-profit operation that was endowed by the NFL and the NFL Players Association.

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June 20, 2008 4:11 PM

Seahawks release three players

Posted by Danny O'Neil

The team announced Friday afternoon it released guard Dustin Dickinson, receiver Chas Gessner and center Nick Jones.

All three were signed as free agents earlier this year. None ever played in a game for the Seahawks.

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June 19, 2008 11:44 PM

Hawks close to signing long snapper

Posted by Jose Romero

The deal, which will likely be for four years, could get done as soon as today. Schmitt is the rookie long snapper from San Diego State the Seahawks drafted in the sixth round this year. He's the only player at his position currently on the roster, and it would appear that the all-important snapping job is his to lose.

On another subject, the Seahawks rookies visited the Pro Football Hall of Fame today in Canton, Ohio. There was footage of the visit on the NFL Network. The PFHoF is a very cool place, maybe the best sports museum I have ever been to. Of course I haven't been to Cooperstown, but the exhibits and especially the bronze busts of the enshrined players are quite a sight.

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June 18, 2008 11:49 AM

Justin Forsett signs with Seahawks

Posted by Danny O'Neil

Running back Justin Forsett agreed to a multi-year deal with the team, the Seahawks announced Wednesday. Forsett is the Seahawks' seventh-round pick in the April draft and the first choice to sign with the Seahawks.

It's believed to be a four-year deal.

Forsett was drafted No. 233 overall, the last of the Seahawks selections in the draft. The Seahawks released defensive back Donovan Alexander to make room for Forsett on the roster.

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June 16, 2008 11:07 AM

Rocky Bernard's domestic-violence case continued

Posted by Danny O'Neil

Defensive tackle Rocky Bernard's domestic-violence charge will be dismissed if he complies with a series of stipulations set in place in an agreement with the city of Seattle. Here's a link to the news story.

This is not a conviction and it won't be a conviction if Bernard complies with the terms of the probation.

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June 12, 2008 1:05 PM

Analyzing the depth chart

Posted by Jose Romero

UPDATE: This is just a preliminary look at what to expect for camp. I have left out some names of people I think will make the team for the sake of being brief. In response to a couple of comments, yes, I do believe Red Bryant makes this team but not so sure about Larry Tripplett at this point; and Tubbs will have to make it through camp healthy this year to earn his place.

How the team shapes up at the end of the June camp, with training camp coming up:

QB -- Matt Hasselbeck is a lock.
RB -- Julius Jones is the likely starter, backed up by Maurice Morris and T.J. Duckett.
FB -- Leonard Weaver will get competition from rookie Owen Schmitt and David Kirtman.
OL -- Walter Jones at LT, Mike Wahle at LG, Chris Spencer at C though Chris Gray will be on standby if needed, Rob Sims at RG and Sean Locklear at RT.
WR -- Going into training camp, Nate Burleson and Ben Obomanu will be the top two receivers. Unless Bobby Engram reports on time. The other young guys are going to see a lot of action.
TE -- Looks like the team is banking on rookie John Carlson to be the No. 1. He'll get pushed by Jeb Putzier and Will Heller.

DE -- Assuming Patrick Kerney is healthy, it's him and Darryl Tapp. Rookie Lawrence Jackson will push Tapp. The rest will battle for maybe two more roster spots.
DT -- Brandon Mebane and Rocky Bernard will be the No. 1s. Craig Terrill and Marcus Tubbs will make the team.
LB -- It's Lofa Tatupu in the middle with Leroy Hill and Julian Peterson on the outsides. D.D. Lewis, Lance Laury, Will Herring and Wesly Mallard are competing to be backups.
S -- Deon Grant and Brian Russell. Jordan Babineaux is the swing guy. Beyond that, its open competition.
CB -- Marcus Trufant is the lock. Kelly Jennings will have to battle the likes of Kevin Hobbs and Josh Wilson to keep his starting job.

K -- The battle is set between veteran Olindo Mare and rookie Brandon Coutu.
P -- Look for the Seahawks to bring in a veteran free agent for insurance, with Ryan Plackemeier to be limited because of recent pectoral surgery.
LS -- Tyler Schmitt was drafted for this spot. Now he has to own it.

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June 12, 2008 12:44 PM

More June camp wrap-up

Posted by Jose Romero

DE Patrick Kerney looks like he'll be ready for training camp, the way he was hitting a blocking sled off to the side of practice today.

Other practice observations: WR Jordan Kent ended the June camp on a positive note, the capper to what was a very good camp for the second-year pro from Oregon. Kent ran a good comeback route for a catch during the hurry-up offense drill to finish practice, then got back up and hustled back to the line of scrimmage...DT Larry Tripplett beat his man in one-on-one pass rush drills for a sack...CB Marcus Trufant intercepted a pass intended for WR Joel Filani, turning around and jumping in front of Filani to get the ball...RB Julius Jones, in a scene that could have made some forget about Shaun Alexander, ran a short pass route, turned around in time to see Matt Hasselbeck's thrown and laid out for a diving catch near the sideline.

Holmgren was asked about WR Bobby Engram's earlier statement about possibly missing some training camp in protest of his current contract. Holmgren said he guesses it's a possibility that Engram will do so, but the coach still believes Engram will report to camp on time.

"I would hope that he wouldn't miss too much time if he misses any at all. Right now, I'm saying the glass is half-full," Holmgren said.

Holmgren said he felt DT Rocky Bernard, who is coming off of offseason surgery, moved around better today in practice than earlier this week

Holmgren expects some good positional battles for jobs at running back, tight end and wide receiver. He feels the offensive line is pretty much settled. On defense, he wants to wait until players work out in pads before decisions will be made at defensive tackle. He's looking for depth at linebacker to back up the three starters, and expects right cornerback Kelly Jennings to get some competition for his job.

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June 12, 2008 11:55 AM

44 days until training camp starts

Posted by Jose Romero

And 41 days until it's Rookie Report Day. That's the amount of time the Seahawks will have between now, with their June mini-camp having concluded moments ago, to the next time the team reconvenes.

Coach Mike Holmgren had some parting words for the team in an extended post-practice wrapup on the field, then shared some of those thoughts with reporters.

By the way, Holmgren quelled all questions about his health and details of his "minor medical procedure" with the following opening statement:

"Before the first question gets asked, I didn't die. I had a little surgery done on Monday so that's all I'm really going to say about that. I'm not going to go into great detail. I just need a little time to recover...and I'm all set."

Now back to the parting thoughts:

-On what happens next: "It's important the coaches take some time off and kind of recharge their batteries just a little bit. They've been working awful hard. The new guys have to get their families out here. There are a couple of things now we have to do between now and July."

-On his message to the team: "All the hard work that they put in to be in the type of shape that they're in for these camps now, they have to continue that. Even though they're not right under our watch...Our rehab guys, the guys who haven't practiced, we're counting on them to come back. Most of them are supposed to be able to participate in training camp. It's very important that they come back. There's good football players standing around watching practice. Thirdly...they've got to kind of get away from football a little. I want them feeling fresh and emotionally ready to come in and get ready to have a great year."

-On those players who will not be ready for camp: "[Deion] Branch is one. I'm a little more optimistic about [DT Marcus] Tubbs. [P Ryan] Plackemeier."

Holmgren hopes Plackemeier can be fully recovered from surgery for a torn pectoral muscle by the first week of the regular season.

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June 11, 2008 12:59 PM

Practice report from Wednesday

Posted by Jose Romero

First let me note how cold it was standing out there on the far end of the practice field.

Today was Celebrity Wednesday. We had former Rainier Beach and current New York Knicks star Jamal Crawford at team headquarters to appear live on KJR radio, promoting a fundraiser event that takes place this Saturday. Some Seahawks and other local NBA players are expected. Details at Crawford's Web site,

Also at practice was Sonics head coach P.J. Carlesimo and his assistant coaches.

Coach Mike Holmgren didn't do much shouting but he was there to oversee practice for the first time since last week. He's scheduled to talk to the media tomorrow at the conclusion of the final practice of the June camp.

LB Lance Laury was back with the team after missing the past two days to attend to a personal matter. S C.J. Wallace watched practice, his first appearance with the team since an emergency appendectomy before the start of the mini-camp.

WR Courtney Taylor did not participate in practice because of an undisclosed injury.

Highlights of the day: DT Rocky Bernard blowing up a block to disrupt a Maurice Morris run...DE Lawrence Jackson fighting off T Sean Locklear's block to force RB Justin Forsett to the outside on a run...FB David Kirtman keeping his eyes on the ball to make a catch on a pass in the flat despite Jackson's outstretched arms...CB Marcus Trufant knocking down Matt Hasselbeck's pass for WR Ben Obomanu.

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June 11, 2008 10:37 AM

News flash

Posted by Jose Romero

Coach Mike Holmgren is back with the team for practice today. Just saw him walk out of the facility onto the field. He seems to be in good spirits after what the team called a "minor medical procedure" on Monday that had Holmgren absent Monday and Tuesday.

Also, I just got confirmation that the first practice of training camp is July 25 in Kirkland, with veterans required to arrive on July 24 and rookies two days earlier. The team will move to its new digs in Renton some time in August.

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June 10, 2008 1:31 PM

Mack pays a visit

Posted by Jose Romero

Yeah, that Mack. Mack Strong, former Seahawks fullback, dropped by to watch today's practice at team headquarters. He looks well and spent some time chatting with members of the media.

The rain continued to fall but guys are still looking good in practice. Namely WR Jordan Kent, and several other receivers for that matter. Catch of the day goes to former Oregon State TE Joe Newton, though, who leaped high over LB D.D. Lewis to bring down a pass from QB Dalton Bell.

DT Rocky Bernard worked with the No. 1 defense, and rookie DE Lawrence Jackson also took some snaps with that group.

The Seahawks have their annual training camp intrasquad scrimmage set for Aug. 2 at Qwest Field. No other info beyond that at this point.

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June 10, 2008 12:32 PM

Mike Holmgren misses practice

Posted by Danny O'Neil

Coach Mike Holmgren wasn't present at practice. He also missed Monday's practice after what the team described as a minor medical procedure. Gil Haskell, the Seahawks assistant head coach, again ran the practice in Holmgren's absence.

Also, defensive lineman Chris Cooper wasn't present at practice. Ryan Plackemeier and Lance Laury remained absent as well.

UPDATE: Cooper's absence is due to an arrival not an injury. His wife had a baby.

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June 10, 2008 10:44 AM

Former Seahawks coordinator Tom Catlin passes away

Posted by Danny O'Neil

Tom Catlin, a member of the Seahawks coaching staff from 1983 to 1995, passed away at his home in Seattle. His brother, Charles, said he experienced complications after a recent surgery, according to the Associated Press.

Catlin was the defensive coordinator for Seattle in 1992 when the Seahawks had one of the very best defenses in the league, allowing 286.4 yards per game and Cortez Kennedy was named defensive player of the year. The Seahawks allowed more than 26 points only once all season despite having one of the very worst offenses in the league.

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June 9, 2008 5:21 PM

Lofa Tatupu to be arraigned on June 17

Posted by Danny O'Neil

Lofa Tatupu is scheduled to be arraigned on June 17, which is when he will officially be charged with driving while intoxicated. Here's the link to our news story. Tatupu's lawyer is likely to enter a plea of not guilty and the case would then be scheduled for a pre-trial hearing.

Tatupu was arrested in Kirkland on May 10 after taking three field-sobriety tests and declining to take a portable breath test.

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June 9, 2008 1:29 PM

Surgery for Plackemeier

Posted by Jose Romero

Seahawks punter Ryan Plackemeier has a torn pectoral muscle, I have just been told, and is scheduled for surgery tomorrow. Plackemeier missed practice today. It's not known how long he will be out at this point.

Safety C.J. Wallace, who had an emergency appendectomy last week and hasn't been able to practice, has yet to re-join the team and remains in his hometown of Sacramento. And linebacker Lance Laury is not with the team because of a personal matter he is attending to.

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June 9, 2008 1:13 PM

Seahawks "Play 60" campaign launched

Posted by Jose Romero

Here's a press release from the team regarding summer activities it is offering for kids:

KIRKLAND, WASH. - The Seattle Seahawks announced a schedule of summer activities to teach basic football fundamentals, focus on the health and wellness of young fans with the over-arching message to be active for at least 60 minutes a day. The “Play 60” campaign is a league-wide youth health and fitness initiative.

“Our summer activities provide a unique opportunity for our alumni, coaches, players and staff to share the passion for Seahawks football and meet over 2500 youth from throughout the State of Washington,” said VP Community Outreach Mike Flood. “Our message and goal is to promote positive youth development, health, wellness, life skills and ultimately, to help football grow across Washington State.”

Gatorade Junior Training Camps
The team will host eight (8) Gatorade Junior Training Camps. The non-contact camp is a three-hour clinic which will combine first-rate football instruction and life skills messages that focus on self-improvement and a motivational life-skills session with a Seahawks player or alumni. The camps are free and youth can pre-register at

Seahawks All-Pro Varsity Skills Camp
The Seahawks All-Pro Varsity Skills Camp is a premier two-day camp for junior high athletes ages 11-15 who desire play varsity football. The camp will be held June 25 and 26 at the Seahawks Kirkland Training Facility. The two-day camp is $250 per camper.

Seahawks Junior Player Development Camps
The Seahawks Junior Player Development Camps are week-long full-contact youth football camps designed to teach boys and girls ages 12 to 14 the fundamentals of tackle football. The camps are free. Camp locations include: Federal Way, Tacoma, Everett, Kent, Seattle, Renton, and Burley, Idaho.

Macy's Dad & Me Day
The Second Annual Macy's Dad & Me Day will be held at Qwest Field July 15 – 16 and is open to all ages. The event offers an exclusive opportunity for parents and kids to spend an action-packed day of fun family activities including on-field games, contests, face-painting, a behind-the-scenes look at the stadium, the rare opportunity to tour the Seahawks’ locker room, and the chance to meet Seahawks players and coaches. To register, event attendees should purchase an official “Macy’s Dad & Me Day with the Seahawks” hat at select Western Washington Macy’s men’s fragrance counters. Registration and hat sales began May 30 and continue through June 15, while supplies last.

Junior Sea Gals
The Junior Sea Gals Program provides a fun and memorable experience for young girls in the areas of dance, cheer, teamwork, physical well being and self esteem. Juniors participate in three clinics where they learn a halftime routine to be performed at the Seahawks vs. Raiders preseason game on Friday, August 30.

For more information on camp locations and criteria please visit

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June 9, 2008 12:54 PM

Slippin' into darkness

Posted by Jose Romero

The title of perhaps the best song by War, a 1970s R&B band. "Low Rider" is the one War is most famous for.

No, the Seahawks weren't slipping into darkness, but they were slipping around that wet grass at team headquarters in practice today. So it isn't fair to grade the play of the receivers and defensive backs because the DBs had to play so far off the receivers in coverage drills.

The play of the day came from CB Kelly Jennings, who laid out on a dive to bat away a Seneca Wallace pass for Logan Payne.

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June 9, 2008 12:25 PM

Mike Holmgren absent from practice

Posted by Danny O'Neil

Coach Mike Holmgren underwent a minor medical procedure and was not present for the Seahawks' voluntary workout Monday morning. Gil Haskell was in charge of practice in Holmgren's absence.

Holmgren is expected back for Tuesday's workout.

In other attendance news, LB Lance Laury and P Ryan Plackemeier did not participate in Monday's workout.
Also, Ray Willis worked with the first unit at right tackle with Sean Locklear moving from the right side to the left in the absence of Floyd Womack and Walter Jones. Rob Sims, who is coming off of minor knee surgery, got some snaps with the first unit at right guard in his first action in more than a month.

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June 9, 2008 10:53 AM

Bobby Engram's training-camp attendance

Posted by Danny O'Neil

Bobby Engram's hoping to get some security added to his contract in the form of additional years. He's staying away from the team's voluntary workouts in the meantime and this weekend the possibility of a training-camp holdout was broached. He said that is a possibility on Sunday.

Now, he's not saying he won't report if his deal isn't worked. He said that hasn't been ruled out as a possibility.

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June 9, 2008 9:58 AM

Taking a moment for Gary Wright

Posted by Jose Romero

Many of you might not know Gary, or may have just recently learned of his retirement from the Seahawks organization after 32 years of service.

That's 3-2, as in as long as the team has been in Seattle.

Gary is the outgoing Seahawks' vice president of administration. He was honored by the team Sunday in an event at Qwest Field.

Gary has been public relations VP and the team's director of public relations. Over my six seasons on this beat, I've had the pleasure of working with and talking to Gary as have all the other writers and reporters who cover this team. And Gary has always brought class, commitment, integrity and high effort into his dealings with myself and others, I'm sure.

So this space is set aside to show appreciation for Gary for a job well done, but it's not like he is leaving the sports business entirely. Gary has been named Seattle Sounders FC's senior vice president of business operations. A perfect job for him, knowing how much he enjoys soccer. I had a conversation with him about his travels to Spain and the top soccer clubs over there, Real Madrid and FC Barcelona, and by the end of it he had sold me on the idea of traveling there one day and seeing some world-class soccer.

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June 5, 2008 12:35 PM

Practice in the rain

Posted by Jose Romero

Everyone got lucky yesterday as far as the weather, but today's Seahawks practice was conducted in a constant shower.

The team probably would have gone back to the UW's Dempsey Indoor facility today if this wasn't the last practice of the week. The team gets Friday-Sunday off and resumes the mini-camp Monday.

The team slogged through the rain. Highlights of the day included a couple of nice catches from WRs Michael Bumpus and Trent Shelton in one-on-one drills against defensive backs and an interception by Josh Wilson during team drills.

I'm not sure if I've ever seen the team so happy to be done with practice. When Kevin Hobbs ended the day with an interception, the entire defense mobbed him and chanted while jumpiing up and down. Then guys broke off and headed for the locker room and out of the rain.

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June 4, 2008 12:40 PM

Back to Kirkland's grass

Posted by Jose Romero

The Seahawks were back in Kirkland today for practice. Nothing new on the injury front -- the same guys who have been out or are choosing not to attend were still out Wednesday.

Come to find out that rookie DT Kevin Brown is not with the team because UCLA hasn't held graduation ceremonies yet, so per NFL rules he cannot set foot inside team headquarters until then.

Observations from today:

-WR Jordan Kent had a good May camp, and he had a good practice Wednesday. He got the better of cornerbacks Jordan Babineaux and Kelly Jennings for catches on deep routes.

-RB Julius Jones has shown signs of being the real deal. He put a move on a very fast linebacker, starter Julian Peterson, and got himself wide open with plenty of separation during a drill in which linebackers were covering tight ends, running backs and fullbacks on short passes.

-Special teams coach Bruce DeHaven broke out the microphone/speaker contraption, urging on his charges on kick coverage drills. At one point, coach Mike Holmgren turned around to look at reporters on the sideline and said "I want to get one of those things so you can hear everything I say at practice." He was being sarcastic, of course.

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June 4, 2008 10:17 AM

Russo out, Shelton in

Posted by Jose Romero

What a difference a day makes. Anthony Russo, the former UW wide receiver whom the Seahawks signed as an undrafted free agent after the April draft, has been released. I just saw him at team headquarters yesterday.

The Seahawks have signed WR Trent Shelton to replace Russo on the roster. Russo did not practice Monday or Tuesday because of injury. Shelton is 6 feet, 202 pounds and played in college at Baylor before spending 18 days in September of 2007 on the Indianapolis Colts' practice squad.

Also, latest word is that the team is practicing in Kirkland today, as the rain has let up enough to allow for that. The team moved practice to the UW Tuesday.

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June 3, 2008 3:09 PM

Floyd Womack absent from practice field

Posted by Danny O'Neil

Offensive lineman Floyd Womack wasn't on the practice field, and while the team doesn't announce injuries or status during offseason workouts, the most likely explanation is he was getting treatment. Womack has been an oft-injured member of the Seahawks offensive line the past few seasons.

Defensive tackle Rocky Bernard returned to practice on Tuesday. He missed Monday's workout after attending a pre-trial hearing. Bernard is recovering from offseason surgery on his foot. He participated in individual drills on Tuesday, not the team drills.

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June 3, 2008 2:30 PM

Under the lights of the Dempsey Indoor

Posted by Jose Romero

The Seahawks held practice at the UW's Dempsey Indoor Practice Facility today to get out of the rain, and here are some observations:

-Mike Holmgren was for the second day in a row very hands on with the receivers. He also gathered the entire offensive team for a huddle in the middle of practice.

-Kickers Olindo Mare and Brandon Coutu got to kick with the field goal units, and each made kicks of 32, 37 and 42 yards before missing from 47 yards.

-DE Darryl Tapp is acting like a leader out there. The third-year pro, who is listed as a starter at present on the depth chart, was doing the jump-and-bump celebration with rookie Lawrence Jackson and Nu'u Tafisi after the two had won their individual pass rush drill over offensive linemen. That's the celebratrion where two guys leap in the air and bump each other's hips or chest.

-Rookie DT Red Bryant overpowered his man at one point in that same drill. The guy is a load.

-After practice, QB Matt Hasselbeck (you might as well call him Mr. Boston Sports) was asked for a prediction on the Celtics-Lakers NBA finals. "Celtics in three," he said. "Write it down." Yes, Hasselbeck does know that it is a best-of-seven series. I have to ask him about his guy David Ortiz going on the DL for the Red Sox.

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June 2, 2008 1:17 PM

Voluntary practice attendance

Posted by Danny O'Neil

The team finished the first of its voluntary practice sessions this week with some familiar faces missing.

WR Anthony Russo, S C.J. Wallace, S Mike Green, LB Will Herring, C Chris Spencer, G Rob Sims, LT Walter Jones, WR Deion Branch, WR Bobby Engram, LE Patrick Kerney, DT Rocky Bernard, DT Kevin Brown and DT Marcus Tubbs were not on the field. Wallace had an appendectomy over the weekend but it went well, the team said, and he will eventually be back.

Now those names don't include any big surprises. Green, Spencer, Jones, Kerney and Tubbs are all recovering from offseason surgery. Same for Sims, who underwent his procedure last month.

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June 2, 2008 1:15 PM

Wrapping up the day

Posted by Jose Romero

The Seahawks have finished their first practice of the team's June mini-camp, and here what was observed:

-The No. 1 offensive line is the same that ended last month's camp...Pork Chop Womack at LT, Mike Wahle at LG, Chris Gray at C, Mansfield Wrotto at RG and RT Sean Locklear. That's two projected starters out of five.

-Coach Holmgren spent a good deal of time with the receivers today, really coaching them up.

-The No. 1 defensive line was Darryl Tapp at RDE, Brandon Mebane at RDT, Craig Terrill at LDT and Baraka Atkins at LDE. Starting DE Patrick Kerney is still recovering from shoulder surgery and starting DT Rocky Bernard had a courtroom appearance in the morning and was not at practice.

-Four players have Mohawks: WR Nate Burleson, DT Marcus Tubbs, RB Julius Jones and rookie FB Owen Schmitt.

-Burleson is the veteran out there without Deion Branch able to play and Bobby Engram skipping the voluntary practices because of his dissatisfaction with his contract. Ben Obomanu, Jordan Kent, Logan Payne and Courtney Taylor are filling the void for now.

-All of the rookie draft picks were present, their colleges having finished graduation ceremonies.

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June 2, 2008 10:34 AM

Rocky Bernard's pre-trial hearing continued

Posted by Danny O'Neil

Defensive tackle Rocky Bernard was granted a two-week continuance on his pre-trial hearing. Bernard's lawyer, Jon Scott Fox, made the request on Monday morning and said the continuance will be used for further investigation and discussions with the prosecutor's offense.

Bernard is facing a charge of domestic-violence assault after his April arrest at a Seattle night club. Bernard appeared in court on Monday morning just about the time his teammates were taking the field for a voluntary practice.

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June 2, 2008 10:21 AM

June camp opens today

Posted by Jose Romero

Today begins two weeks -- actually eight days spread out between this week and next -- of Seahawks team practices. The workouts are voluntary, so it wouldn't be a surprise if WR Bobby Engram, who is unhappy with his contract, is not here in Kirkland today.

Another guy who will miss today is DT Rocky Bernard, who has a pretrial conference hearing going on this morning. The hearing stems from his not guilty plea to a misdemeanor charge of domestic violence assault in an incident that took place about a month and a half ago.

I'll be looking to see what draft picks will be here. Also, there are some offensive line injuries with Chris Spencer, Walter Jones and Rob Sims coming off surgeries, so I don't expexct to see them doing anything.

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