Russell Okung and Breno Giacomini, the Seahawks’ starting tackles, won’t play Sunday against the Falcons. But they participated in Wednesday’s practice, the next step toward their eventual return to the lineup.
A recap of the activities at Virginia Mason Athletic Center for Nov. 6, when the Seahawks began practicing for Sunday’s game against the Falcons in Atlanta:
WORD OF THE DAY: PRACTICE
Yes, we’re talking about practice. And it’s pertinent, because starting tackles Russell Okung and Breno Giacomini were on the practice field Wednesday as the Seahawks began preparing for Sunday’s game in Atlanta.
Neither will play against the Falcons, but their limited efforts on this day were a needed step in them eventually returning to the lineup. For Okung, it was his first action since injuring a toe in the Week 2 game against the San Francisco 49ers. For Giacomini, he was back for the first time since injuring a knee in the Week 3 game against the Jacksonville Jaguars.
“It’s good just to have them out there, to kind of boost the spirit of everyone, and their spirits, as well, with the progression that been working on to try to get back to practice,” offensive coordinator Darrell Bevell said after practice. “It’s just fun to see them out there.”
Giacomini was listed as limited on the official injury report, but Okung was not included because he remains on injured reserve with a designation to return and is not yet eligible to be added to the 53-man roster.
Paul McQuistan continued to work for Okung on the left side, while Michael Bowie and Alvin Bailey split time on the right side for Giacomini.