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Seahawks Cornerback Depth Tested & Other Injury Updates

Seahawks injury updates from Pete Carroll following Tuesday’s practice.


The Seahawks were back in action after a day off, but had a handful of players sitting out the day's action, as well as one injury that occurred in practice, with cornerback Artie Burns leaving with a groin injury. 

"He tweaked his groin today, unfortunately, in the one-on-ones," Seahawks coach Pete Carroll said. "I don't know what that means at this point, but he felt it, so we had to get him out of there."

Carroll also provided updates on several players who were sidelined for Tuesday's practice. 

Cornerback Sidney Jones IV, who has been out since last week with a concussion, is "felling really good," Carroll said, but not yet cleared to return.

"I need to hear more in the next two days to see what's going on," Carroll said.

With Burns and Jones both out, rookies Coby Bryant and Tariq Woolen both worked with the No. 1 defense for most of practice. The Seahawks are also currently without cornerback John Reid, who has a groin injury. 

"We're a little bit low at the corner spot," Carroll said. 

As for cornerback Tre Brown, who is on the PUP list, the result of last year's season-ending knee injury, he's making good progress but there's still no timetable for his return. 

"He's making progress," Carroll said. "He's running and working out, but it's not like in the next day or two. It's going to be some time still. He hasn't been able to run full speed yet on the field, and until he can do that we won't know."

Safety Ryan Neal is out with a high-ankle sprain that could keep him out for a bit.

"It's going to be a little bit," Carroll said. "It's a pretty good ankle sprain."

The news is more positive on defensive end L.J. Collier, who left Saturday's mock game with an elbow injury.

"He's OK," Carroll said. "He sprained his elbow, and it's going to take him maybe a couple days. He might be able to get back this week, we'll see."

Linebacker Jordyn Brooks remains out of practice due to a hamstring injury, but he has been able to take part in walkthroughs.

"He's going through the walkthroughs and he's running around in the walkthrough," Carroll said. "He's not ready yet to come back out on the practice field, but he's just not going to let this hold him back. He's just battling. I don't know exactly when (he'll return) but he's getting all the work in the walkthroughs, which is really important so he can get some reps every day."

Receiver Dee Eskridge, who has been dealing with a hamstring injury, since the start of camp, is "getting really close," Carroll said. "He's out here, we're doing a lot of stuff with him. We haven't hit top speed with him. He's like 70 percent throughout everything, so he can do a lot work, but he just can't go full speed yet."

Rookie outside linebacker Tyreke Smith, who opened camp on the PUP list, is dealing with another hip injury that has him sidelined again.

"He aggravated the other side of his hip," Carroll said. "… It's not a good sign for him making progress right now. When he was out here, he flashed really well, everybody said, 'Oh, look at this guy.' Then we couldn't see him anymore so we couldn't look at this guy."

The Seahawks took to Lumen Field for the first time this season for the Training Camp in a high intensity mock game.

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