Seattle had its testiest practice of training camp so far. Start with a fracas between guard Mike Gibson and defensive tackle Kevin Vickerson, which featured the sight of red-jerseyed Matt Hasselbeck clinging to the scrum as he tried to pull Gibson away.
A little bit later it was a full-blown scrum that involved the offensive line, the defensive line and then cornerback Josh Wilson. That featured a little extracurricular activity as linebackers coach Ken Norton was in the middle trying to break it up. Defensive tackle Brandon Mebane took a pretty good swing at an opposing linemen that appeared to be Max Unger after things broke up.
Afterward, coach Pete Carroll talked about it as a teachable moment, and he made it clear that while his emphasis is upon competing, he doesn’t want the kind of altercations that would result in penalties during an actual game.
• Linebacker Leroy Hill suffered a twisted knee during goal-line drills in practice and walked off. Carroll said that Hill indicated to him it was nothing serious.
• Gibson suffered a head injury during the practice that sidelined him.
• Linebacker Aaron Curry returned to practice after missing the previous 10 days because of a concussion.
• Linebacker Lofa Tatupu remained out with a sore hamstring. Quarterback Matt Hasselbeck returned to practice after he was limited the previous two days.
• Wide receiver Mike Williams did not practice, and he had a sleeve on his right calf.
• Russell Okung is now the first-string left tackle, Ray Willis has moved back to right tackle where he will compete with Sean Locklear for the starting job.
Tags: Brandon Mebane, Coach Ken, coach pete carroll, Defensive Line, First String, Josh Wilson, Ken Norton, Kevin Vickerson, Leroy Hill, linebackers, Linemen, Mike Gibson, Ray Willis, Scrum, Sean Locklear, Tatupu, Teachable Moment
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