Tuesday Round-Up: Seahawks depleted linebacking corps returning to health

Posted Aug 19, 2014

A morning link round-up of what's "out there" about your Seattle Seahawks

Round-Up by Bing

Good morning, 12s.

Here's a look at what's "out there" for today - Tuesday, August 19 - about your Seattle Seahawks:

Injured Linebackers Take Needed Next Step

Super Bowl MVP linebacker Malcolm Smith, who to this point has been rehabbing from offseason ankle surgery, and third-year pro Korey Toomer, who has been on the team's preseason physically unable to perform (PUP) list with a hamstring injury, both returned to the practice field Monday morning. The pair took part in individual drills.

"It’s a great deal to get him back,” head coach Pete Carroll said of Smith after Monday's practice. “It’s been a long offseason for him – a highlighted offseason – but it’s still been hard on him getting right. He’s got great versatility. We totally trust him. He’s been with us forever – since like fourth grade, it seems. So he’s a real fixture in our defense. We love his flexibility and he’s such a great playmaker.”

Carroll said two-time leading tackler Bobby Wagner (hamstring) and 2012 first-round draft pick Bruce Irvin (offseason hip surgery) could return to action next week.

Tweet of the Day 

Today's "Tweet of the Day" comes from Seahawks owner Paul Allen, who thanks you - the fans - for helping raise more than $80,000 at last week's game against the San Diego Chargers for Washington wildfire and Oso mudslide relief efforts.

More From Around The Web

Here at, Clare Farnsworth eyes the progression of the Seahawks pass rush.

I recap what's going on around the NFC West with the San Francisco 49ers, Arizona Cardinals, and St. Louis Rams at the preseason's halfway point and share highlights from head coach Pete Carroll's Monday conversation with 710 ESPN Seattle's "Brock and Salk."

Dave Boling of the Tacoma News Tribune comments on the versatility of veteran tight end Zach Miller.

Art Thiel of profiles rookie linebacker Brock Coyle, whose play has shored up the team's depleted position group this preseason.

The illegal contact penalty that wiped out cornerback Tharold Simon's 100-plus yard interception return for a touchdown last Friday against the Chargers was the wrong call after further evaluation from the NFL.

Bob Condotta of the Seattle Times says Simon appears ready to take on a bigger role in the Seahawks' secondary after spending the 2013 season on injured reserve. Condotta also has a few notes on the Seahawks' situation at punt returner.

And Kevin Seifert of analyzes the NFL experiment that placed the point-after-touchdown 33 yards out through the first two weeks of preseason play. Seahawks coach Pete Carroll shared thoughts on the subject on Monday.

Did I miss anything you think is worthy of inclusion? Let me know on Twitter @TonyDrovetto