A recap of the activities at Virginia Mason Athletic Center for July 31, when the Seahawks held the sixth practice in their training camp sponsored by Bing:
PLAYS OF THE DAY: BYRON MAXWELL, RUSSELL WILSON DOUBLE UP
Defense: Tuesday, Pete Carroll offered, “Max is having a great camp.” Today, Max –
The third-year cornerback turned in impressive efforts on back-to-back plays in the 7-on-7 drill. On the first, he locked in early on
The other DBs celebrated the second play by giving Maxwell helmet slaps, but there was no question which effort he liked best.
“The pick, of course. The turnover,” he said.
And what happened on that play? “I was reading the formation,” Maxwell said. “We’ve been out here for a while, so everything is starting to look familiar. I’m just using my technique. And if the ball comes my way, I’m just trying to make a play on it.”
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“Wherever (receivers) coach (Kippy) Brown needs me that’s where I go and just try to do my best and compete and do well and make plays.”
Offense: Another two-fer, and from the same period in practice. On the first play,
“You cannot throw the ball any better that,” said Steve Raible, the former wide receiver and now radio voice of the team who was watching practice from the same sideline where Tate made the catch.
On the next play, Wilson used a pump fake to momentarily freeze the defensive backs and then fired another pretty pass to rookie wide receiver
“It was absolutely perfect,” Tate said of the pass he caught. “I was in stride. The ball was over my left shoulder where a DB couldn’t get it. It was great pass and Russell has grown a lot with his accuracy. So I’m very pleased with his development since the end of last season.”
PLAYER WATCH: JAMESON KONZ
The versatile seventh-round pick from the 2010 NFL Draft was back on the practice field after being re-signed on Tuesday. But he didn’t quite look like the same
Konz has gained 20 pounds after spending the past year working out in Southern California. He’s also wearing No. 87, after being No. 46 in his previous stint with the team. Konz, who spent his rookie season on injured reserve, worked at linebacker and tight end as a member of the practice squad in 2011. But today he spent time primarily with the tight ends.
“It’s great to be back, and I’m feeling great,” he said.
The number of sidelined players grew to 16 as middle linebacker
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UP NEXT: ANOTHER MORNING PRACTICE
The players have a 10:15 practice on Thursday morning and then will have a mock game at 1 p.m. on Friday.
One week from today, after a morning practice, the team will fly to San Diego for the preseason opener against the Chargers on Thursday night.
Today’s practice attracted a crowd of 2,525 fans.