Seahawks practice notes: Different right tackles work with 1st team
RENTON – A few notes from Seahawks practice on Friday, which was the team’s sixth of training camp:
• The Seahawks made it through practice without one of the scuffles that have broken out a few times during the first week of camp between the offensive and defensive lines. Michael Bennett had been at the center of a few of them, including one on Thursday that got him sent to the sidelines for the remainder of practice. Earlier in the week, Bennett and rookie guard Germain Ifedi went at it during a one-on-one pass-rush drill. There was no issue Friday when the two faced each other. Bennett even gave Ifedi a tap with the back of his hand once their turn was over, a possible sign that things there have been smoothed over. Later in the drill, he pulled aside center Will Pericak and rookie defensive tackle Quinton Jefferson to give them a demonstration.
• A few different players worked with the first-team offensive line at right tackle during the 11-on-11 portions of practice while J’Marcus Webb watched from the sideline. Terry Poole was there at one point. Garry Gilliam took a turn as well with rookie George Fant replacing him at left tackle. It’s difficult to know how much to read into that, but it’s notable given what offensive-line coach Tom Cable said recently about Webb looking like someone who missed a significant amount of offseason work, which he did due to a calf strain. That comment has led to speculation that some trepidation with Webb is one reason the Seahawks reportedly planned to bring in veteran guard Jahri Evans for a visit on Friday, the thought there being that Ifedi could hypothetically move to right tackle, where he played the last two seasons at Texas A&M.
• Defensive end Frank Clark was back at practice, but several other players who have missed time this week remained out. Those players include strong safety Kam Chancellor, wide receiver Doug Baldwin, defensive tackle Jordan Hill and running back C.J. Prosise. Linebacker Brock Coyle also remained out, as expected given what coach Pete Carroll said Thursday was an oblique strain. Running back Thomas Rawls and tight end Jimmy Graham remain on the Physically Unable to Perform list while defensive tackle Sealver Siliga is still on the Non-Football Injury list.
• A man was arrested for trespassing after practice when he jumped a fence from one of the viewing areas and ran toward a group of players, according to Renton PD commander Chad Karlewicz. The man was promptly tackled by a police officer and Seahawks security. Karlewicz said the man tried to break free and run toward players again as he was being escorted off the field.