Training camp 2016

Training camp logo2Final day (Aug. 16)

Pete Carroll said the Seahawks are practicing faster than ever. Part of the reason they don’t run joint practices with another team is the difference in pace: “I don’t want to mix our tempo with somebody else’s.”

DeShawn Shead told 710 ESPN that he came into camp 10 pounds lighter this season so he could cover slot receivers better.

Multi-faceted Tanner McEvoy — the co-hero of the win in Kansas City — will get more play on special teams as he makes a bid for that final receiver spot.

Don’t expect Thomas Rawls to carry a big load early in the season, if at all.

Kelcie McCray, acquired in a trade last summer, has been a great third safety.

Richard Sherman talked about the fun the Hawks have had in this camp and said he has seen “the same joy, the same intensity, the same passion” as the 2013 Super Bowl championship season.

Sherman talked a little about Earl Thomas, who is “kind of like either the Dos Equis guy or Chuck Norris.”

Michael Bennett talked about the great black female role models in the Olympics, especially swimmer Simone Manuel.

Continuing his yearlong theme of personal improvement for all, Bennett is starting a team book club.

Tony McDaniel landed back with the Hawks because he was vacationing in Leavenworth.

Day 13 (Aug. 15)

Big news of the day: Kenny Easley is a finalist for the Hall of Fame.

Second-biggest news: The Seahawks brought back Tony McDaniel.

Thomas Rawls, back in action with the starters, said he’s ahead of schedule.

C.J. Prosise finally returned from a hamstring injury — after what seemed like months to Pete Carroll.

While the running backs are back, J’Marcus Webb is not.

Carroll said Justin Britt passed a big test against Kansas City’s Dontari Poe.

Tyvis Powell, who made a big impression in Kansas City, is willing to do anything to make the team — even fetch water.

Bob Condotta talks to veterans and coaches about how training camp has changed.

With the running backs getting healthy, Cameron Marshall was released to make room for linebacker Quayshawn Nealy.

Day 12 (Aug. 12)

J’Marcus Webb is out for the Kansas City game, and the coaches decided to move Garry Gilliam back to right tackle and try Bradley Sowell at left tackle.

Trevone Boykin gets his chance in Kansas City, just like Russell Wilson once did.

Bob Condotta offers his list of things to watch in Kansas City.

Gregg Bell talks about his expectations for the game.

A tidbit from Brandon Browner: Pete Carroll says this team is faster than the 2013 Super Bowl champs.

The rookie ass kicker and alpha dog are learning to control their aggression in camp.

Bobby Wagner remembers his first preseason game.

Replacing Marshawn Lynch is about more than stats.

Under a new five-year agreement, the Seahawks will pay $140,000 to Texas A&M for limited rights to the “12th Man” trademark. 

Day 11 (Aug. 11)

J’Marcus Webb was out with an injury, but Sealver Siliga finally practiced.

With Webb out, Bradley Sowell played at left tackle and Garry Gilliam at right.

Tom Cable said Germain Ifedi’s biggest issue is dealing with failure.

Cable is keen to see Justin Britt and the rest of the linemen play.

Seattle Times observations Thursday include strongside linebacker competition, Earl Thomas, receivers and more.

The Hawks swapped defensive ends — waiving Montese Overton and adding Tylor Harris.

Tyler Lockett’s No. 1 concern is still returning kicks, and he says he still has a long way to go as a receiver.

Jake Heaps will get a huge opportunity in Kansas City on Saturday.

Tharold Simon begins his last chance with the Seahawks on Saturday.

Russell Wilson was hit more than all but one QB last season. Conclusion: He needs to get rid of the ball faster (like he did in the second half of 2015).

The Seahawks reached injury settlements with Cooper Helfet and Christian French, releasing them from IR.

Day 10 (Aug. 10)

Jimmy Graham is back after basically having to learn to walk again.

Five observations from DC Kris Richard.

Brandin Bryant and George Fant are among the undrafted rookies who are standing out.

Richard said the contenders at strongside linebacker are going to make the coaches’ decision “really difficult.”

Germain Ifedi continues to physically and verbally challenge the Hawks’ star-studded defense.

Jarran Reed had an injury scare but said he is OK.

Trevone Boykin should see a lot of action Saturday in Kansas City.

Jahri Evans signed for one year and $1.065 million, with only $80,000 guaranteed.

Day 9 (Aug. 9)

The Seahawks will go slow with Thomas Rawls while anticipating the returns of C.J. Prosise and Jimmy Graham.

J’Marcus Webb has no problem with the practice rotations and knows he needs to keep working hard.

Among the many things Michael Bennett had to say to 710 ESPN: The coaches “try to make it so (the offense) can score more and get a chance to build up their confidence, like a girl. You want to make her look really (pretty). It’s like, ‘How’s my hair look?'”

Jahri Evans worked with the No. 3 line.

Gregg Bell and Dave Boling of the TNT talked about the running back situation.

Josh Shirley returned, becoming the sixth player from the 2011 Huskies on the roster. Plus, a bunch of other personnel notes.

Trevone Boykin continues to look like a mini-Wilson.

 

Day off (Aug. 8)

Christine Michael has earned the coaches’ trust — and possibly a roster spot.

Earl Thomas on Tyrann Mathieu’s blockbuster deal: “It’s kudos to the next time I get my paycheck.”

53-man roster projection, from Bob Condotta.

Takeaways from the scrimmage, from the P-I.

Six observations from the scrimmage, via Seahawks.com.

Seahawks legend Kenny Easley underwent triple-bypass surgery.

Another look at Brandon Williams’ story of perseverance.

Former Husky Jonathan Amosa is in an NFL camp for the first time in three years.

Day 8 (Aug. 7)

Jahri Evans gives the Seahawks some experience and competition at guard.

The Seahawks activated Thomas Rawls from PUP and he is expected to practice Tuesday.

Alex Collins had an eventful scrimmage.

Some takeaways from the scrimmage, via the P-I.

Pete Carroll gave his impression of the scrimmage.

Day 7 (Aug. 6)

The Seahawks signed Jahri Evans, who gives the Hawks a solid veteran backup guard.

The Hawks made a bunch of other moves as well.

Michael Bennett said being ejected from practice was a message to the team, and Bennett was “cool” with it.

Tom Cable talked more about the progress of his offensive line.

Dave Boling says Brandin Bryant is a player to know.

Seahawks Hall of Famers Steve Largent and Cortez Kennedy were at Ken Griffey Jr.’s ceremony at Safeco Field.

Day 6 (Aug. 5)

The Seahawks are thought to have offered Jahri Evans a one-year deal.

The Hawks rotated right tackles Friday, checking out the options beyond J’Marcus Webb.

George Fant, who has never played a single game at tackle at any level of football, worked with Seattle’s first unit at left tackle.

Nick Vannett and Brandon Williams fortify the tight end position (which could end up with four players).

Williams epitomizes “Seahawks grit.”

The Hawks are expected to sign former Husky fullback Jonathan Amosa to replace Brandon Cottom. Amosa figures to compete against another former Husky, Tani Tupou.

One of the big differences in this camp: Earl Thomas is healthy.

As always, Pete Carroll is taking a long time to figure out his D-line rotation.

A look at the backup QB battle (as it stands now).

Kenny Lawler is trying to find a way to stand out from the eight receivers competing for the fifth and/or sixth spot.

Six observations of Day 6, from Seahawks.com.

Day 5 (Aug. 4)

The Seahawks are bringing in 33-year-old guard Jahri Evans for a look on Friday.

Brandon Cottom, who seemed the favorite to stick as the fullback, suffered an apparent Achilles injury. Here’s a rundown of injuries and the team’s moves Thursday.

The RB position has a major imbalance right now — some guys not getting any work, some guys getting too much.

In good injury news, Jimmy Graham and Thomas Rawls are “almost day-to-day,” Pete Carroll said. “We’re getting really close.”

Michael Bennett has been fighting the O-linemen a lot over the first few days, and Carroll got tired of it and ejected him from practice Thursday.

Germain Ifedi has set the tone for the rookies — and might be headed to right tackle if Evans signs.

The Seahawks released yet another long snapper today (let’s not bother to remember their names at this point), and Bob Condotta detailed the merry-go-round that position has been this year.

Richard Sherman still thinks Tharold Simon will end up being better than him. (He had better stay healthy then and play much better than he did in the 2014 postseason.)

Day off (Aug. 3)

Bob Condotta breaks down the roster after four days of practice (the team was off Wednesday).

This rookie class looks like the best since the 2012 group that included Russell Wilson, Bobby Wagner and Bruce Irvin.

Art Thiel says it will be “one of the more dramatic coaching feats” if Tom Cable and Pete Carroll can “cobble together a respectable” offensive line by Thanksgiving. (That’s Week 12, if you’re counting.)

What we’ve learned so far (and what we need to know), per Danny O’Neil.

The P-I uses what we know at this point to forecast the 53-man roster.

Michael Bennett rips NFL QBs, praises his coach and franchise and throws out his usual smartass quips in this first-person ESPN feature. (Interesting tidbit about the health scare when he was 10.)

Brandon Browner won’t face charges from an alleged assault in July.

A book called “The Road to Character” has laid the groundwork for this Seahawks season.

Day 4 (Aug. 2)

Richard Sherman followed up Michael Bennett’s comments on social issues with his own impromptu speech about looking beyond race, for the sake of the kids.

Sherman also said the veterans are “season ready. We could play tomorrow if we had to.”

Based on Tom Cable’s comments, J’Marcus Webb could not play tomorrow and has a long way to go.

Trevone Boykin, battling for the No. 2 QB spot, had his best day of camp so far.

Mark Glowinski talked about the benefits of the OL-DL scrums.

Can Jordan Hill stay healthy? Even he wonders.

Rob Staton looks at Germain Ifedi and Brandon Browner.

The P-I offers six takeaways after the first four days.

Day 3 (Aug. 1)

Cooper Helfet and C.J. Prosise headline the key injuries through three days of camp.

First-round guard Germain Ifedi and Pro Bowl end Michael Bennett got into it — something Pete Carroll loved to see. Among Bob Condotta’s many other notes there, Frank Clark sat out most of practice with a calf injury.

Kam Chancellor says this camp has the intensity of 2013, the year the Hawks won the Super Bowl.

Brandon Browner is making slow but steady progress as he learns to play safety, Chancellor said.

Tharold Simon knows this will be his last year in Seattle if he can’t stay healthy.

With Chris Clemons retiring, Ryan Robinson “is going to get a really, really good look.”

Dave Boling and Gregg Bell of the TNT talk about Ifedi-Bennett, Mark Glowinski, Terry Poole and more.

The coaches are impressed by the rededicated Christine Michael.

Day 2 (July 31)

Cooper Helfet suffered a broken foot, further hindering his chances of making the team.

Brandon Cottom looks like the lead option at fullback.

Paul Richardson hasn’t lost any speed as he comes off a hamstring injury.

Doug Baldwin said he is feeling “loved and appreciated” after the Hawks paid him $46 million.

DeShawn Shead is looking good as he alternates with Jeremy Lane at right cornerback.

Jeremy Lane is healthy — physically and financially — and still competing for the starting job despite getting $5.75 million a year.

Dave Boling and Gregg Bell of the TNT talk about Garry Gilliam, Frank Clark and more.

Day 1 (July 30)

Michael Bennett did not consider holding out — he wants to win the Super Bowl again.

Pete Carroll on his coaching plan: ‘I have no end to this.’

Jimmy Graham and Thomas Rawls did indeed start out on PUP.

Despite a life that seems to progress at light speed, Russell Wilson is as focused on the moment as ever.

Carroll says Frank Clark — underused as a rookie — will “play a ton. We are going to get him all over the place and do all the things he can do.”

A brief look at the linebacker competition.

Bobby Wagner is working on blitzing.

Brandon Browner had a great first day.

Bennett called on NFL stars to speak up about social issues.

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