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Thursday Practice Report: Four Seahawks Return To Full Participation

A closer look at Thursday's practice report for the Seahawks and Saints as the two teams ready for their Week 8 game in New Orleans.

The Seahawks held practice at Virginia Mason Athletic Center on Thursday as the team prepares for the New Orleans Saints.

The Seahawks saw four players fully participate in practice on Thursday who either sat out or were limited during Wednesday's workout. 

Tight end Jimmy Graham (knee), cornerback Richard Sherman (not injury related), linebacker Bobby Wagner (not injury related), and wide receiver Tyler Lockett (thigh) were full participants Thursday. Graham, Sherman, and Wagner all sat out on Wednesday, with Sherman and Wagner resting after dealing with cramping and hydration issues coming out of this past weekend's game against the Cardinals in Arizona. Lockett was limited Wednesday but full-go on Thursday.

"I definitely had to do a lot of stuff extra," Wagner said of his recovery process this week after playing 90-plus snaps at Arizona. "A lot more massages, a lot more Epsom salt baths, yoga, all types of stuff. My body was really sore after the game."

Quarterback Russell Wilson (knee/right pectoral), who said earlier Thursday he plans on playing in this Sunday's road game against the New Orleans Saints, was limited for a second straight day. Left tackle Bradley Sowell, strong safety Kam Chancellor, linebacker Kevin Pierre-Louis, cornerback DeAndre Elliott, and defensive end Michael Bennett, meanwhile, continued to sit out Thursday. But Bennett met with the media, which usually serves as a positive sign for his gameday status.

"That was very difficult," Bennett said of playing through a knee injury in Week 7. "I think Brett Favre said it best, when you can play really great when you're injured, that's when you become a great player. That's one of the things where you just have to. Of course it was painful, but you have to be able to put your mind to the side and kind of just keep going in, focus on your teammates and focus on the task at hand and try to win the game."

Bennett added that he hasn't done too much extra therapy this week.

"I think we just needed to rest," he said. "I think coach [Pete] Carroll and the staff does a good job of making people recover and doing a great job of the way that they make the practice schedule. I think guys will be ready to go.  A lot of times people want to make that excuse like, 'Oh they're going to be this, they're going to be that.' At the end of the day, you have to go out there and play the game, everybody is playing through something."

For the Saints, offensive tackle Terron Armstead was upgraded to limited on Thursday after sitting out on Wednesday.

Here's a closer look at Thursday's practice reports for both teams:

Seattle Seahawks

Did Not Participate in Practice

RB Thomas Rawls (Fibula)

TE Luke Willson (Knee)

T Bradley Sowell (Knee)

DE Michael Bennett (Knee)

SS Kam Chancellor (Groin)

LB Kevin Pierre-Louis (Ankle)

CB DeAndre Elliott (Hamstring)

Limited Participation in Practice

QB Russell Wilson (Knee/R. Pectoral)

Full Participation in Practice

DE Cliff Avril (Groin)

TE Jimmy Graham (Knee)

CB Richard Sherman (Not Injury Related)

LB Bobby Wagner (Not Injury Related)

WR Tyler Lockett (Thigh)

New Orleans Saints

Did Not Participate in Practice

LB Stephone Anthony (Hamstring)

WR Jake Lampman (Knee)

CB Sterling Moore (Abdomen)

Limited Participation in Practice

CB Delvin Breaux (Fibula)

LB Dannell Ellerbe (Quadriceps)

G Senio Kelemete (Neck)

RB Daniel Lasco (Hamstring)

T Andrus Peat (Groin)

C Max Unger (Shoulder)

T Terron Armstead (Knee)

The Seattle Seahawks and the New Orleans Saints will meet this Monday in Seattle at Lumen Field for Week 7 of the 2021 season. Take a look back at photos from the past games between the two teams.

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