Seahawks general manager John Schneider met with the media Monday to discuss the upcoming draft, but he also provided a couple of health updates on his team, including that receiver Tyler Lockett is "doing awesome" in his comeback from the Week 16 leg injury that ended his season.
Safety Earl Thomas, who also broke his leg last season, but who unlike Lockett, did not need surgery, joined the team Monday after being away for the first week of offseason workouts, so Schneider did not yet have any new information.
"Nothing negative, I just don't have an update on that," Schneider said.
Luke Joeckel, who the Seahawks signed in free agency last month, is also recovering a knee injury, and while that will limit what he can do in offseason workouts, Schneider said the offensive lineman's availability for the start of the season is not in doubt, even if he might be eased into things in training camp.
"I think in camp he'll be a guy who will be monitored that we need to be careful of," Schneider said.
As for Lockett, the receiver and return specialist provided some updates on his offseason and his recovery last week while attending Prime Time, a celebrity waiter event that raises money for Ben's Fund, the nonprofit John and Traci Schneider launched in 2012 to help families affected by autism.
"I feel pretty good," Lockett said. "Obviously I am just doing whatever my trainers want me to be able to do and just making sure that I try to get myself in the best possible condition and best feeling to be able to go out there and be able to play. For right now I'm just kind of enjoying life and enjoying where I'm at, enjoying every moment that I have in different situations and events such as this, so I'm just having a good time."
Lockett joked that rehab meant being "pretty much stuck here" this offseason, but noted that allowed him to play tourist a bit, taking a trip to Canada and riding a ferry to Bainbridge.
As for what's next, Lockett plans to stay on the schedule trainers lay out for him, but he has no doubt he'll be ready for training camp.
"I think I'm at a good place right now," he said. "I think that it also depends on what the trainers want to do, whether they want to speed up my process or whether they want to take it slow. It all depends on what they are looking for me to do, if they want me to do OTAs and minicamp or if they want me to just wait until August, so for me I'm just preparing myself for August and if I get to do OTAs and stuff then hey, that's cool. But I've got the end goal in mind which is getting myself ready for camp.
"I'm sure I'll be ready (for training camp). If I don't, it will be news to me like it's news to you."
The Seahawks continued their voluntary offseason workout program on Friday, April 21 and Monday, April 24 at Renton's Virginia Mason Athletic Center.