The Seahawks will open 2021 training camp with three players sidelined due to injury. Rookie receiver D'Wayne Eskridge and running back Travis Homer were both placed on the physically unable to perform list, while guard Pier-Olivier Lestage was placed on the non-football injury list.
Eskridge, a second-round pick out of Western Michigan who is expected to compete for the No. 3 receiver role, was limited during offseason workouts by what Seahawks coach Pete Carroll called "a big toe issue that's bothering him." Carroll added, "we're just making sure he doesn't overdo it early."
Homer, meanwhile, missed time in offseason workouts with a calf injury. Lestage, an undrafted rookie out of the University of Montreal, came to Seattle with a sports hernia injury and had surgery this offseason.
"He came in with an athletic hernia situation, and so we decided to do it now rather than later," Carroll said in June. "He was making it through camp and fighting it out. He made a really good impression in his start here with us, so we felt like we had a pretty good feel for him, so we went ahead and got the surgery done."
Unlike in-season PUP and NFI designations that require players to miss a set amount of time before returning to the roster, players on those lists during training camp can be activated at any time.
Seahawks players attended their first team meeting of 2021 Seahawks Training Camp at VMAC.