Seahawks all in attendance for mandatory minicamp
Jun 18, 2015, 3:30 PM | Updated: Jun 19, 2015, 10:00 am
RENTON – The Seahawks were all present and accounted for at their mandatory practice on Thursday.
And now, they’ve been cut loose for the summer.
Photos from the Seahawks’ minicamp practice
“They’ve got six weeks to get out of here,” coach Pete Carroll said, “and obviously this is a huge opportunity for these guys to finish the offseason.”
The Seahawks had a three-day minicamp that was mandatory for its players, which began Tuesday, but they only had one on-field practice.
Defensive end Michael Bennett, linebacker Bruce Irvin and running back Marshawn Lynch were all present for the minicamp. All three had trained elsewhere during the offseason, but Carroll was complimentary of their conditioning.
Lynch did not participate in Thursday’s practice, watching instead, but Carroll said he has no doubts about his conditioning.
“I can’t imagine him not being in amazing shape like he was last year,” Carroll said.
Robert Turbin was watching practice as he’s recovering from hip surgery, and Christine Michael has gotten the bulk of the work at running back. However, Michael was held out of the latter half of Thursday’s practice because of a sore hamstring.
Safety Earl Thomas (shoulder) and cornerback Tharold Simon (shoulder) are not practicing yet as they continue to recover from offseason surgery while cornerback Jeremy Lane – who is coming back from injuries to his arm and knee – suffered a setback, according to Carroll, and isn’t expected to be ready for training camp on July 31.
“I think Jeremy has got some work to do to get back,” Carroll said. “Other than that, I don’t have much to comment on.”