Seahawks cut mock game short after Branden Jackson suffers head injury


The Seahawks cut their mock game at CenturyLink Field short on Saturday after defensive lineman Branden Jackson was knocked unconscious toward the end of the first half.

Jackson collided with Cedric Ogbuehi as the two players hit helmets. Jackson fell to the ground and was unconscious for a few moments.

“It was like a knockout punch,” Pete Carroll said after the game.

The plan was to operate as if it were a real gameday. The team arrived at CenturyLink Field around 10:00 a.m. and went through a full pre-game routine. Kickoff was at the standard 1:00 p.m. PT, and there was going to be a halftime where the team went back into the locker room before coming back out for the second half.

However, out of respect for Jackson, Seattle called it a day after an ambulance took the defensive lineman to the hospital. Carroll said that Jackson had movement in his extremities upon leaving the stadium, but every precaution will be taken to ensure that he’s OK.

Jackson was tendered earlier in the offseason before being cut by the Seahawks. Seattle then brought him back on a one-year deal in July. He's on the bubble and is probably a longshot to make the roster.

Other quick notes from the scrimmage:

-- Carroll said that no decision has been made as to who will start at center.

-- DK Metcalf caught a 13-yard touchdown pass from Russell Wilson on the starting offense’s only full drive. -- Geno Smith threw a touchdown pass to Jacob Hollister. -- Chris Carson is still away from the team on bereavement leave. He had multiple deaths in the family and is back home attending the memorial services. -- Bruce Irvin has a slight hip flexor injury, and he was held out of the mock game. Carroll indicated that it wasn’t serious. He said Irvin has had “a fantastic start to camp.” -- Carroll also said that he’s “really fired up” to have Greg Olsen on the roster.