Offensive coordinator Darrell Bevell shared encouraging updates on several Seahawks following the team's Tuesday practice at Renton's Virginia Mason Athletic Center, leading with running back C.J. Prosise, the team's 2016 third-round draft pick who has been sidelined with a hamstring injury since the first day of training camp.
"It's nice to have him out here," Bevell said of Prosise, who Seattle took No. 90 overall out of Notre Dame. "It's nice to see him practicing. He's going through the process of getting back from what he's been working on and we look forward to seeing him in the game, hopefully we'll be able to make it there. Still got another test tomorrow when we come back out here and practice, but I like what I see. Kind of the same things that we know about him that he's been able to do. He's handled the mental part of it very well, then watching him in practice he's kind of been able to carry that over into the live sessions."
Bevell added that if Prosise "continues to progress the way he is then we'll get a chance to see him in the game."
Elsewhere on the injury front on the offensive side of the football, the Seahawks saw 2016 free-agent addition J'Marcus Webb return to practice this week. Webb has missed the Seahawks' first two preseason games with a knee injury, but returned to practice this week and "might get an opportunity" to play against the Dallas Cowboys on Thursday night at CenturyLink Field "if he continues to progress."
"We need to see him play," Bevell said of what he hopes to see from Webb, who was working with the No. 1 offensive line at right tackle before his injury. "We haven't had an opportunity to see him play. With that, the opportunity to stay out there, communicate with the guys next to him, whether it's the guard, whether it's the tight ends when they come over to their side. And I think just being able to play the whole game and be out there and have good communication."
Running back Thomas Rawls, meanwhile, "looks great" in practice after starting camp on the Physically Unable to Perform list while rehabbing the ankle he injured late last season.
"He's given us everything he's got," Bevell said of Rawls. "He's working hard. He's tenacious out here. He's doing everything we could possibly ask. I think he's on the right track and we're looking forward to when we get him back out here."
Bevell said Pete Carroll would make the decision of whether or not Rawls sees action in preseason play.
"He's been practicing every day," Bevell said. "He's been practicing really hard. He's looking great, he's going through the process, and the head coach will definitely make that decision."
Tight end Jimmy Graham, who also started training camp on PUP while recovering from a torn patellar tendon, "had four really hard days" of practice and was rested on Tuesday.
"They were just giving him a break from the rigors of all the things that we've been asking him to do," said Bevell.
With rookie tight end Nick Vannett nursing a high-ankle sprain suffered in the second preseason game, the team is trying out Tanner McEvoy at tight end.
"We're working on him inside as well," Bevell said of McEvoy, who played quarterback, receiver, and safety at the University of Wisconsin. "With Nick going down we just need a little bit more depth at the position. He's a quick learner, quick study. He's played safety for us, he's played receiver for us, he's played tight end for us, I mean next thing you know he might be back there at quarterback. We're moving him all over the place. He's just doing a great job. Flexible, great mind, we can use him in a lot of situations, he's going to do the right thing."
Finally, rookie offensive lineman Germain Ifedi, who's started each preseason game at right guard, was also rested during Tuesday's practice.
"He has a little oblique going on, so we just rested him, making sure it doesn't get any worse," Bevell said. "Hopefully that'll be just a one day thing."
Photos from Tuesday's practice at Virginia Mason Athletic Center before the Seahawks play the Dallas Cowboys in the third preseason game of 2016.