Jordyn Brooks was absent from Monday's practice, the first padded session of the summer. Now we know why the Seahawks first-round linebacker is currently on the shelf.
Pete Carroll told reporters that Brooks has a slight "groin thing," one that will keep him out for Tuesday's practice as well and potentially longer. It's not ideal for the rookie who has a chance to immediately unseat K.J. Wright at WILL linebacker. Missing too many padded practices will have a negative impact on Brooks' learning curve, and, ultimately, his opportunity to contribute out of the gates.
The good news is that the injury doesn't appear to be serious, so we're a long way away from a redshirt-type scenario a la L.J. Collier.
The same can't be said for Darrell Taylor, Seattle's second-round pick. He is still yet to resume any running as he's out with a knee/shin injury that he had surgically repaired after his final collegiate season at Tennessee.
There's no need to overreact to either injury just yet, although telling Seahawks fans that won't be easy given the unrest in regard to Seattle's early-round picks in recent years.