A recap of the activities at Virginia Mason Athletic Center for Aug. 14, when the Seahawks held the next-to-last practice at their training camp presented by Bing:
PLAYS OF THE DAY: JACKSON-TO-KEARSE, JACKSON-TO-THURMOND AND “BAM” CHANCELLOR
“I used a speed release, so I just tried to stack him,” Kearse said after the latest of the impressive receptions he’s made during camp. “Max does a great job of staying square and being patient with the release. So I just tried to stack him as quickly as possible and T-Jack threw an awesome, awesome pass. He throws a great deep ball and he threw this one right on the money – where only I could catch it.”
Defense: There were several contenders on a day when coordinator Dan Quinn’s unit definitely came to play. But intercepting a pass and returning it for a touchdown is tough to beat, so
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“When you’re a little kid and you’re in Pop Warner, they have little pictures of you and they put Sports Illustrated on it. But you never think you’re going to be on the actual magazine.”
“We were in a loose Cover-2, and I was anticipating somebody coming out,” Thurmond said. “Sure enough, Jermaine did. Tarvaris threw a late pass and I was able to make him pay for it.”
Thurmond capped the pick, return and score with an animated slide into the end zone.
“Just having fun out here,” he said with a smile. “Just having fun.”
Bam-Bam: At the end of a nice run,
“It was a good knocking day,” coach Pete Carroll said. “The guys had a good break (Tuesday). They came back strong and got after it really well.”
INJURY REPORT: CLIFF AVRIL RETURNS TO PRACTICE
Avril seconded that emotion.
“I’ve been wanting to get back out there since I had my little injury,” he said. “It feels great. It feels great to be back out there and just trying to build that camaraderie.”
Whether Avril will be able to make his Seahawks debut in Saturday night’s preseason home opener against the Broncos at CenturyLink Field depends on much he is able to participate in Thursday’s final practice of camp, said Carroll, adding, “It’s not very likely.”
ROOKIE WATCH: ALVIN BAILEY
Rookie free agent
“Tom thought it would be best for him to develop as a tackle,” Carroll said, referring to line coach Tom Cable. “And then we would eventually have the chance to move him inside. There are more demands (at tackle) and we get to see him more.
“He’s done a really nice job so far and he’s off to a good start. We’ll see what happens.”
UP NEXT: CAMP BREAKS AFTER THURSDAY’S PRACTICE
The team will break camp after a practice on Thursday morning, but the practice format won’t change all that much.
Today’s practice, the last of 14 that were open to the public, attracted a crowd of 2,825 fans – which ties for the second-largest and pushed the total number of fans who turned out to 37,175.
Also watching today were former Seahawks QB Jon Kitna and former University of Washington coach Jim Lambright. Kitna is now the coach at his alma mater, Tacoma’s Lincoln High, and he was accompanied by his staff.