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Friday in Hawkville: James Carpenter to start at left guard against 49ers
Former Seattle Seahawk Michael Robinson hangs out with his old Legion of Boom friends and finds out what the team is up to this season.
Seahawks All Access brings you the Best of Marshawn Lynch. This episode also goes in depth about the receiving corps and the three new running backs who will try to fill Lynch's void.
Seahawks players reported to Renton's Virginia Mason Athletic Center on Friday to prepare for the start of the team's 2016 training camp, which opens Saturday, July 30 with the first of 13 practices open to the public.
Seahawks cornerback Jeremy Lane visited Kansas City, Kansas on Wednesday, July 27 to help bridge the fundraising gap for the Della Gill/Joyce H. Williams Shelter for Survivors of Domestic Violence to expand and enhance housing and program capacity for survivors and their children. Lane worked with Friends of Yates, a comprehensive community agency. For more information head to www.friendsofyates.org
WORDS OF THE DAY: LEFT GUARD
That’s where you’ll find James Carpenter in Sunday’s big game against the defending NFC Champion 49ers in San Francisco, as the former first-round draft choice is moving back into the starting lineup.
“Carp is going to start this week,” Carroll said. “He’s earned that shot to do that.”
Carpenter started eight games while Pro Bowl left tackle Russell Okung was out with a toe injury, when Paul McQuistan slid over from guard to replace him and Carpenter was at left guard. McQuistan and Carpenter have rotated at left guard the past two games, and will continue – but in reverse order.
“The rotation has been really good, it’s been really positive,” Carroll said. “Whenever you can keep more guys playing actively, they’re just ready when called on. … We told them a couple weeks ago we’d be in this kind of a rotation to give these guys a chance to really battle. And I love the fact here we are this late in the season and we’re still competing.” Read
INJURY REPORT: PERCY HAVIN, BRANDON BROWNER WON’T PLAY SUNDAY
The official end-of-the-week status report, as issued by the team: Read
|STAT DU JOUR: EXPLOSIVE STUFF|
The Seahawks lead the league with 44 rushing plays of 12 or more yards and are third overall in what coach Pete Carroll and offensive coordinator Darrell Bevell call explosive plays, and QB Russell Wilson refers to as G.A.P. plays (game-altering plays) – those 12-plus runs as well as pass plays of 16 or more yards. Here’s a look at the NFL’s most-explosive offenses: Read
CB Brandon Browner (groin)
WR Percy Harvin (hip)
QB Tarvaris Jackson (illness)
SS Kam Chancellor (hip)
TE Kellen Davis (neck)
LB Bruce Irvin (thigh)
RB Marshawn Lynch (not injury related)
WR Golden Tate (hip)
After saying that neither Harvin nor Browner would play Sunday, Carroll offered updates on each. On Harvin: “We’re looking forward to next week being a really important week. We think we’ve got a shot at it.” On Browner: “He came out on the field and worked with us on Thursday and we didn’t make much progress there.”
Jackson missed practice again, but Irvin was a full participate after sitting out Wednesday and Thursday and Carroll said he was ready to go.
For the 49ers: Read
|YOU DON'T SAY
“I think of him as a leading MVP candidate. If he’s not up there with Peyton (Manning) and Tom Brady and all those guys, I don’t know what you have to do to be there.”
WR Josh Baldwin (calf)
CB Tarell Brown (ribs)
OG Mike Iupati (knee)
WR Mario Manningham (knee)
TE Vance McDonald (ankle)
LB Dan Skuta (foot)
OT Joe Staley (knee)
LB NaVorro Bowman (wrist)
TE Garrett Celek (hamstring)
RB Frank Gore (ankle)
DT Ray McDonald (ankle)
LB Aldon Smith (shoulder)
DT Justin Smith (shoulder) Read
UP NEXT: ROAD WARRIORS, AGAIN
The team will fly to San Francisco on Saturday after a walkthrough. The Seahawks already have won five road games, which ties the franchise record that was set in 1984 and matched by the 2005 team. A win at either San Francisco on Sunday or next week against New York Giants in the Meadowlands will establish a new mark.
Here’s a look at the best record records in franchise history: Read