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Focus on: Chris Clemons
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Chris Clemons hunkered into his familiar pass-rushing stance. He uncoiled at the snap, planted on his left leg and quickly changed directions.
It was only one snap, and in the earliest drill of a midweek practice. But just having Clemons on the practice field – in his helmet and No. 91 jersey – was a needed step in getting the Seahawks’ sack leader in each of the past three seasons back where he belongs, and the team needs him: at the hybrid Leo end position.
Clemons has been sidelined since tearing a ligament and meniscus in his left knee during the wild-card playoff victory over the Washington Redskins in January. He didn’t play during the Seahawks’ unbeaten preseason, and won’t play in Sunday’s regular-season opener against the Panthers in Carolina.
“We are just trying to get him back on the practice field,” coach Pete Carroll said just before that next-step goal was achieved.
Clemons’ very limited work was conducted with defensive coordinator Dan Quinn and the other Leo ends – O’Brien Schofield, who may likely start against the Panthers; rookie free agent Benson Mayowa, who also will get some snaps there after leading the team with 3.5 sacks in the preseason; and free-agent addition Cliff Avril, who has been sidelined with a hamstring injury but also got some limited work on Wednesday.
Always the leader by example, Clemons was coaching up Mayowa and offering advice to Schofield between snaps. Read