Tyler Lockett returns to Seahawks practice; Frank Clark, Germain Ifedi sit out after fight
Here was Tyler Lockett on returning to practice and gaining life perspective while rebabbing his broken leg. pic.twitter.com/OgTWIzcgIY— Brady Henderson (@BradyHenderson) August 4, 2017
RENTON – Seahawks wide receiver Tyler Lockett took part in his first practice of training camp on Friday, having been activated off the Physically Unable to Perform list after passing his physical.
Defensive end Frank Clark and right tackle Germain Ifedi were spectators, neither of them taking part after getting into a fight the day before. Ifedi had a noticeably fat lip, the result of the punch that Clark threw during a particularly contentious practice period on Thursday.
Clark was ejected from Thursday’s practice and watched the early portion of Friday’s practice with a brace on his knee. A reporter, noting Clark’s absence on Friday, asked if Clark had been disciplined. Richard called it a “disciplinary action,” but his answer left the impression that there may have been more to Clark’s absence than that.
“It’s part of it. That’s part of it,” Richard said. “It’s a disciplinary action. You earn the right to be on the field with us and you earn the right to come out here and compete, and again, any decisions that are going to be detrimental to us, then we certainly have to handle this internally.”
Richard was asked what his message was to Clark after the incident.
“We just have to make sure that we maintain our discipline,” he said. “We’re a team, we’re in this together and those selfish decisions collectively hurt us all.”
Here was Richard on Clark. Called it a “disciplinary action” but comments suggested there may be more to it. Clark had a knee brace on. pic.twitter.com/TPauO9Kl9x
— Brady Henderson (@BradyHenderson) August 4, 2017
As for Lockett, he took part in individual drills and the installation period but wasn’t seen doing much if any team work. He said he’s “pretty much ready to go” and that he could play if the Seahwaks had a game tomorrow, which sounds pretty ambitious considering he’s coming off a compound leg fracture he suffered in December and couldn’t pass a physical at the start of camp.
For now, the Seahawks are easing him in.
“It felt pretty good,” he said of his first practice. “One of the things I thought about was, when I was a kid I had a dog, and when you’ve got to train it, you’ve got to keep it in a little cage. I felt like I was stuck in a cage for eight months after (breaking) my leg. So as soon as they let me go today, I didn’t know what to do. I was just running around, having fun, being a little kid again.”