Monday Round-Up: What we learned from Practice 11 of Training Camp

Posted Aug 11, 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 - Monday, August 11 - about your Seattle Seahawks:

Marshawn Lynch Carries More Of The Load

Running back Marshawn Lynch, who missed the Seahawks' first seven days of training camp, took part in every phase of practice on Sunday after participating in a limited fashion last week.

“Marshawn looks great," said Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll. "He’s in great shape. He looks just as fit as he ever has. His weight is way down. He’s really worked hard to get here. Even through a trying time, he really kept his focus and did a nice job in getting ready. “It showed today. You could tell.”

Cooper Helfet Impresses

Asked who has stood out in the battle for the team's third tight end behind incumbent starter Zach Miller and backup Luke Willson, coach Carroll called out just one player - third-year tight end Cooper Helfet, who has spent a majority of the past two seasons on Seattle's practice squad.

"Cooper [Helfet] has just done a fantastic job," Carroll said on Sunday. "He did it again today. He’s a great catcher. He’s an excellent, excellent catcher. He can catch the ball as well as anybody on the team. His blocking is improving. He played well on [special] teams also. He’s making a really strong bid. I’m really fired up for him. He’s been here a long time with us, kind of in the background.

"He’s the strongest, fastest, smartest he’s been, and it shows up."

Tweet of the Day 

Today's "Tweet of the Day" comes from Seahawks linebacker Bruce Irvin,  who tweeted "On my way" coupled with an instagram video of him running sideline to sideline in the team's indoor practice facility at Virginia Mason Athletic Center.

"Bruce is doing great," Carroll said Sunday of the team's 2012 first-round draft pick who continues to rehab from an offseason hip surgery. "There are no signs of anything but forward progress with him. He’s running really hard now. It’s still one week at a time to make sure that there’s no setbacks, but his rehab has gone beautifully. We’re very encouraged that he’ll be back, really, he’s way ahead of schedule so he’ll be back soon."

More From Around The Web

Here at, Clare Farnsworth highlights the play of Jeremy Lane, who is working to own the nickel cornerback job. Farnsworth also details the Seahawks debuts of rookie linebacker Brock Coyle and fifth-year cornerback A.J. Jefferson - who Carroll said suffered a "substantial sprain" of his ankle during Thursday's game against the Denver Broncos.

We asked our turtle-loving linebacker Bobby Wagner to compare his teammates to Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.

Art Thiel of looks at the value former Bellevue High School standout Stephen Schilling holds on the Seahawks' offensive line. Schilling earned reps at center on Sunday while Max Unger rested a sore groin. Carroll said Unger could be back to practice on Tuesday.

Writing for the Kitsap Sun, Jim Moore comments on the competition at backup quarterback between Tarvaris Jackson and Terrelle Pryor.

Bob Condotta of the Seattle Times says also eyes the play of backup quarterbacks Tarvaris Jackson and Terrelle Pryor.

John Boyle of the Everett Herald writes about wide receiver Phil Bates as a potential breakout candidate this season.

Terry Blount of has his latest projection of the Seahawks' final 53-man roster and shares his report from practice 11 of training camp, noting strong play from linebacker Mike Morgan.

And in a "Where Are They Now?" series for, Jim Gehman catches up with former Seahawks defensive tackle Jacob Green.

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

More Round-Ups