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Wednesday Round-Up: What we learned from Practice 4 of Seahawks Training Camp
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Anthony McCoy Injures Achilles
Fifth-year tight end Anthony McCoy, who missed the 2013 season with an injury to his right Achilles, suffered an injury to his left Achilles tendon during Tuesday's practice.
“The early indication is he hurt his other Achilles,” coach Pete Carroll said Tuesday after the team's fourth training camp practice at Renton's Virginia Mason Athletic Center. “If it is what they think it is it’s just a real heartbreaker. He’s worked so hard to get back.”
Carroll acknowledged the setback is serious if it turns out to be what the trainers have initially diagnosed.
John Schneider Talks Marshawn Lynch
Seahawks general manager John Schneider joined ESPN SportsCenter's special broadcast from VMAC yesterday afternoon and shared his thoughts on the absence of running back Marshawn Lynch, who has missed the first four practices of camp.
""Everybody loves Beast Mode, Schneider told ESPN. "We love him and respect the guy. ... It's one of those deals where you can never get inside somebody's head. We're just going with our plan, and I know it's cliché-ish, but next man up. We've had a plan in place here for a number of years, and we can't veer from that plan for one person because it's the ultimate team sport." Read
Eric Winston, Terrell Thomas, Randall Carroll Signed
The Seahawks added three new players prior to their fourth practice of camp, signing veteran cornerback Terrell Thomas, offensive tackle and current president of the NFL Players Association Eric Winston, and former UCLA wide receiver Randall Carroll.
Thomas, who played his college ball under Carroll at USC, played in 16 games for the New York Giants last season. Winston spent 2013 with the Arizona Cardinals and after practice on Tuesday he offered his thoughts on what it’s like to face the Seahawks defense on gameday.
"They’re a tough team to beat," said Winston. "I know that. I’ve played them a few times. We played them twice last year and then caught them early, I think, in Carroll’s tenure. But they’re as tough as it gets – multiple fronts, a lot of athletes and a lot of speed and you better be ready to deal with it.
"It will be a lot more fun, I think, playing with them than playing against them."
To make room for Thomas, Winston, and Carroll, the Seahawks placed wide receiver Taylor Price on the reserve/injured list and waived cornerback Chandler Fenner and offensive guard Bronson Irwin. Read
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More From Around The Web
Here at Seahawks.com, Clare Farnsworth highlights rookie linebacker Brock Coyle, revisits Walters Jones' decision to have his son Walterius present him at his induction to the Pro Football Hall of Fame, and gets to know three fans who attended Tuesday's training camp.
Speaking of Richardson, he joined 710 ESPN Seattle for a conversation with "Bob and Groz" on Tuesday and Dave Boling of the Tacoma News Tribune calls out Richardson's impressive work.
Andy Bixler of the Tacoma News Tribune recaps ESPN's day at Seahawks headquarters, which didn't seem to bother the defending Super Bowl champs.
John Boyle of the Everett Herald details the development of former University of Washington wide receiver Kevin Smith.
Bob Condotta and Jayson Jenks of the Seattle Times have their impressions from the fourth day of camp.
And Arizona Cardinals cornerback Patrick Peterson announced he signed a healthy extension with the club last night.