The Seahawks put on shoulder pads for the first time this summer that brought with it an added layer of physicality to Monday’s practice. There were some full team and 7-on-7 periods during the open portion of practice that had several highlights worth mentioning.
Here’s what you need to know.
1. Duane Brown (rest), David Moore (ankle) and Jarran Reed (knee) all returned to practice on Monday. Poona Ford (calf) and Freddie Swain (groin) remained out.
2. It’s notable that Jordyn Brooks sat out of practice. There’s no word on his injury, but is worth mentioning that he had offseason shoulder surgery to repair a torn labrum. We should find out more on Tuesday when Pete Carroll meets with the media again.
3. B.J. Finney got his left hand looked at briefly but returned to practice shortly thereafter. He may not have the starting center job completely locked up as Carroll gave rave reviews to Ethan Pocic on Monday.
4. Jamal Adams made the play of the day, intercepting Russell Wilson on a pass over the middle during a red zone team drill. Wilson didn’t see Adams lurking when he targeted Greg Olsen. The star safety made a leaping catch and then ran it back the other way for what would have likely been a long return.
It was Adams’ first splash play in the early going of camp, although he’s been easily noticeable on a daily basis. Adams has been very vocal and his leadership has been on display despite just joining the Seahawks a few weeks ago via trade.
5. The defense dominated that team period overall. Ugo Amadi had nice coverage in the back right corner of the end zone on a pass from Geno Smith intended for John Ursua. Neiko Thorpe also had a pass breakup on a pass from Smith intended for Jacob Hollister.
Geno Smith did have one touchdown run on a scramble to the right and one touchdown pass to Hollister at the goal line.
6. The offense recovered in the ensuing red zone 7-on-7 drill. Russell Wilson found DK Metcalf for two touchdowns. The first was a completion right at the goal line. The second was a beautiful throw threaded between two defenders with Metcalf making a nice diving catch. Suffice to say that Metcalf has been on fire to start camp.
7. Here are a few other highlights from the drill
- Wilson found Olsen for a touchdown up the left seam. - Wilson hit Lockett for a touchdown on a slant over the middle. - Geno Smith threw a pair of touchdowns, one to Luke Willson and one to Ursua. The former likely would have been a sack had there been a pass rush. - Wilson capped the drill with a touchdown strike to Phillip Dorsett.
8. According to Curtis Crabtree of 950 KJR, Bruce Irvin was fantastic during the 1-on-1 pass rush drill. Damien Lewis also had a pair of wins against L.J. Collier, per Crabtree. I couldn't see much of that drill as I was watching 7-on-7s.