The Seahawks saw rookie running back Kenny McIntosh exit Friday's mock game with a knee injury, the result of an awkward tackle, and while McIntosh will miss some time with the injury, it was not nearly as serious as it could have been.
"Very good news," Seahawks coach Pete Carroll said. "He's got a sprain that might be a couple of weeks. It looked nasty, but the flexible, extraordinary athlete that he is, he made it through that awkward position that he got in, and came out OK. He's walking around and all that, he's got a little swelling. We think it's like a first-degree type of sprain, so we were very lucky there."
The news was not as positive for undrafted rookie Andrew Whitaker, who injured his knee in the mock game.
"He had a legit patellar tendon injury, and he's going to have to have some work done," Carroll said.
Outside linebacker Darrell Taylor, who has been sidelined since Thursday, once again was held out of practice due to a shoulder injury, but Carroll said Taylor shouldn't be out too much longer.
"He's doing well," Carroll said. "He's getting better every day, he's feeling stronger and more confident. We don't think it's going to take very long."
On second-year receiver Dareke Young, Carroll said, "They're just kind of going day by day right now, and they're monitoring how he responds to the little things that he's doing. He's got kind of a hip, abdomen deal that they're trying to sort out. Sometimes the mysterious ones turn into being that athletic hernia stuff, and we're hoping that's not the case. We're hoping he can recover so he doesn't have to have any work done. As far as we know now, he's going day by day."
Defensive end Dre'Mont Jones left Sunday's practice early with what Carroll said was a toe injury, though the initial indications are that he is OK.
"He did something on his toe," Carroll said. "Just banged his toe on the ground or something like that, but I don't know the extent of it. I think (he's OK), I don't know any more than that."
The Seahawks held a practice under the lights at Lumen Field on Friday, August 4, 2023 as part of the Seahawks 2023 Football Fest.