1. The Seahawks finished camp relatively healthy.
While the Seahawks, like any team, struggled with a few minor injuries, they came out of camp relatively healthy, which is no small feat considering there was no out-of-season personal training period this year. Carroll said performance is a testament to the work Seattle employees do on strength, conditioning, and athletic training.
“I think the training staff deserve a lot of credit and the strength and conditioning staff because this was obviously an unusual off-season for us because we never trained with our boys,” said Carroll. “We thank the players for working so hard but the way we managed to tailor things we are now ready for week 1 and did it very well and in good shape with a lot of continuity that got us in one Time helped, in which we really needed it, because we missed so much time. I’m just happy with the whole process, it went really well and positively. ”
As for the current injury situation, Cedric Ogbuehi stayed away with what Carroll called a minor pec exposure, but is expected to be back next week. Rookie tight end Stephen Sullivan stays out with a hip injury. Carroll noted that Sullivan had gotten off to a really good start at camp, but did not provide a schedule on his return. Corner Quinton Dunbar was also absent from practice, though this was due to his not attending a funeral.
Defensive end Darrell Taylor, who spent the entire camp on the non-soccer injury list, the result of a college leg injury that resulted in off-season surgery could very well open the season on the same list, Carroll said.
“We want to be patient with it because we want it all back,” said Carroll. “… NFI at the beginning of the year? It’s a real possibility. He’s not ready to go yet so we’ll see how it goes.”