Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll addressed a number of injuries Monday afternoon following Day 7 of training camp practice which featured the team's mock game at Renton's Virignia Mason Athletic Center. There were no injuries due to the game, but Carroll did have updates about players who sat out and will be returning in the future.
Here are the highlights:
- Seahawks rookie defensive tackle Malik McDowell is currently on the team's non-football injury list after being involved in a vehicular accident last month. Carroll said Monday that McDowell sustained multiple injuries and that it will be "quite a while" before he returns. "He's on NFI and he's going to be there for a while. We're just going to have to see how he progresses down the road. We're not looking for him getting back (to the team) in the immediate, not for even the first game of the season and that kind of stuff, we're going to wait it out and see how he does." Carroll said McDowell is unable to do physical workouts at the moment but he does feel fine.
- Wide receiver Kasen Williams sat out the mock game because of a bruise to his leg that occurred Sunday. Carroll said the injury happened on a catch Williams made and it wasn't worth having him practice because of it. The injury isn't serious, per Carroll.
- Offensive lineman Luke Joeckel has been recovering from a knee injury this offseason and sat out the mock game as well. Carroll said it was precautionary. "He's just a little sore from all the work and I just wanted to make sure and not push him too far knowing it's a big day coming up. He's done everything up until now and he's done really well."
- Seahawks cornerback Jeremy Lane has a slight "soft tissue thing going on" according to Carroll. Lane did some running yesterday and today and should be back on the field for Wednesday's practice (players have off Tuesday).
- Rookie safety Delano Hill and defensive end Marcus Smith are also dealing with soft tissue issues that require being waited out a couple of days. Carroll said they are both minor injuries they have to work through.
- New linebacker D.J. Alexander has "a little bit of an old knee (injury)," according to Carroll that acted up in camp.
- Second-year defensive lineman Jarran Reed sat out Monday because of a "slight groin pull," but still did individual work and will be ready for Wednesday.
- Rookie offensive tackle Justin Senior has been dealing with a knee injury that bothered him before training camp. Carroll said he just started running today and it will be a while before they can ramp up his conditioning. "I don't know how long that's going to take," Carroll said.
- Dion Jordan (knee) is making an effort to return to the field and is running on the ground now. "We're excited about that but it's going to be a race to the last game of the preseason I think at this point … he's three, four weeks away from the point where we can make an evaluation."
- Carroll said he thinks running back Mike Davis has a hamstring injury. "A slight pull that's holding him back," he said.
Photos of fans from the seventh day of 2017 Seahawks training camp at Renton's Virginia Mason Athletic Center.