Seahawks coach Pete Carroll gave some injury updates following Friday's practice, and most significantly, he said Pro-Bowl receiver Doug Baldwin is in no danger of missing the start of the season despite being out for a couple of weeks with a sore knee.
"He's doing great," Carroll said. "He went and did some work down south just to set up the next couple of weeks. He should be in great shape, we're totally counting on him coming back, it's just the process of getting him right and making him really strong and ready to go again."
Asked about his level of fear that Baldwin wouldn't be ready for the start of the season, Carroll said, "None. He's no different than he was in the offseason, we just want to kind of reconstruct his return, the conditioning and all that stuff, because he took a little bit of time off, and we need to handle that just right. We just want to give him the chance to get back right with really good care and all that, knowing that he's fine."
Here's what Carroll said about other players not taking part in practice Friday:
Defensive back Mike Tyson: "He got hit in the ribs. Should be OK."
Defensive tackle Tom Johnson: "He's just got a little groin thing. This is kind of that time when guys get little nags and stuff, and we're just making sure we take the right precautions."
Safety Maurice Alexander: "He got out (to practice) for a few days, then he got a little hip flexor thing that just flared up on him. It hasn't been a great return for him yet. The couple days he had were really valuable to us in seeing him, but we haven't had enough time to see him yet. He's a guy I'm excited about because he's been so physical and tough when we've seen him in the past. We'll see how he fits in."
Fullback Khalid Hill: "He's had a sore shoulder, and it hasn't responded yet."
Tight ends Clayton Wilson and Ed Dickson: "Clayton is a couple more days away, he's really close. His return is on course and all of that, I think it's early next week that he gets his first couple of shots to get on the field. Ed is probably a little bit longer than that, but Ed's on his way. It's not a serious injury, it's just a nagging quad thing that he's got to get through."
Cornerback Dontae Johnson: "He's running all the time in rehab and all that, he should be really close. It won't happen tomorrow, but by next week I would think he's really close."
Linebacker Marcus Smith: "Hip flexor as well."
Fullback Jalston Fowler: "He's had a hammy that's been bothering him. He's all but over it too. We should have a pretty good return next week."
Photos from Day 7 of Seahawks training camp at Renton's Virginia Mason Athletic Center.