A recap of the activities at Virginia Mason Athletic Center for Sept. 9, when the Seahawks reviewed Sunday’s season-opening victory against the Panthers in Carolina:
WORD OF THE DAY: CARP
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“To play an NFL game at CenturyLink (Field) is an incredible experience. We get to do it a bunch of times. This happens to be the first one. So we’re going to try and live it up and have as much fun as you can have playing football in there.”
Pete Carroll, with an eye toward Sunday night’s home opener
It was Carpenter’s first regular-season action since Week 13 last season, as he spent the final four weeks on the non-football injury list because of a knee problem; as well as his most extensive action this summer, because he was sidelined for most of training camp and the preseason while recovering from another procedure on his knee as well as a sprained foot.
“James played fine. He did a nice job,” coach Pete Carroll said after reviewing the video of the 12-7 victory. “He made it through feeling good, health-wise.
“He played a number of plays in the game, played quite a bit and had enough chances – run and pass – to show he’s ready to keep moving forward. So we’re really happy that he made that progress.”
Enough progress that Carpenter might start in Sunday night’s nationally televised home opener against the defending NFC Champion San Francisco 49ers at CenturyLink Field?
“Not necessarily,” was Carroll’s response to that question, pointing out that it’s only Monday.
INJURY UPDATE: CHRIS CLEMONS, CLIFF AVRIL WILL PRACTICE ON WEDNESDAY
The hamstring injury backup safety
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With seven catches for 91 yards against the Panthers,
“Clem’s going to practice. He’s going to take reps this week,” Carroll said. “He’ll just see how he does. We need to just get him through the practice routine and see if he can handle it, which we think he can.”
Carroll added that Clemons’ status remains day-to-day. “We don’t know how long it’s going to take,” he said. “It may take a couple more weeks. I don’t know.”
On Avril, a free-agent addition this offseason who has been bothered by hamstring injury, Carroll said, “We’re planning on him being part of it this week, unless he has some kind of setback we can’t foresee.”
STATS ’N STUFF: RUSSELL WILSON TOP-RATED PASSER IN FOURTH QUARTER
With two games left to play on the NFL’s opening weekend, Wilson is the league’s top-rated passer in the fourth quarter (158.3, on 7 of 8 passing for 114 yards and a touchdown); ranks No. 4 overall rating (115.7, on 25 of 33 passing for 320 yards); and No. 8 in third-down passer rating (110.2, on 10 of 11 passing for 115 yards).
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