PLAYS OF THE DAY
Defense: On a third-and-goal play from the 8-yard line,
“It’s a little bit of a love/hate kind of thing. I love them for taking care of me and being patient with me, but I hate them for taking so long.” – RB
“Earl kind of called it out. He knew something was going to come behind me,” said Wagner, who was back after missing seven practices because of a sore shoulder. “It’s just that communication and chemistry that we’re trying to build.”
“I just kind of took it over the top and Russell made an incredible throw,” Wilson said. “I mean, you can’t ask for a better throw than that and I was able to make a play.”
It was just the latest example of “Get open, and Wilson will get you the ball.”
“It’s pretty incredible,” Willson said. “He just dropped that, literally, right over the linebacker and right onto my back shoulder. It was great.”
Special teams: Another “fire” play by punter/holder
Facing a fourth-and-18, a field-goal attempt was in order. But Ryan took the snap and ran around the right end for a 6-yard gain before being pushed out of bounds by 323-pound
ROSTER ROULETTE: DONAVON KEMP SIGNED
The 6-foot-1, 195-pound Kemp went to camp with the Cowboys last summer after being signed as a rookie free agent, but he tore the ACL in his left knee in August. He was released by the Cowboys on Thursday.
Kemp fills the spot on the 90-man roster that opened when wide receiver Early Doucet was released on Wednesday.
INJURY REPORT: ROBERT TURBIN PRACTICES FOR FIRST TIME
Robert Turbin practiced for the first time, after beginning camp on the physically unable to perform list because of a foot injury and then sitting out practice even after he passed his physical last week.
“It was great to have him out. We’ve missed him,” coach Pete Carroll said. “He’s been just champing at the bit. He had such a good first year and he’s a real big part of the young group on this team. I’m excited that he’s back out there, and he looked really good today.”
Also back were All-Pro center
But rookie running back
Carroll said it could be a couple of weeks before Carpenter can return.
STATS ’N STUFF: TARVARIS JACKSON NFL’S TOP-RATED PASSER
The players will practice on Monday morning, which was originally an off day for them. But they’ll now get Tuesday off and then practice Wednesday – the final session open to the public – before camp breaks after practice on Thursday.
After practicing on Friday, the Seahawks will play their preseason home opener on Saturday night against Peyton Manning and the Broncos at CenturyLink Field.
Today’s practice attracted a crowd of 2,625.
It’s only one game, and a preseason opener at that, but
Ryan, meanwhile, leads the league in punting average (61.0 yards) and is fourth in net average (44.0). Michael, who ran for 89 yards against the Chargers, leads the NFC and is third in the NFL in rushing.