RENTON Russell Wilson had a short answer Wednesday when asked if an online report was true that he moved his wedding last month to R&B singer Ciara out of North Carolina because of that state’s transgender-bathroom law.
RENTON Jimmy Graham is still slowly working his way back from knee surgery. Though coach Pete Carroll said his star will increase his participation with the offense the next two practice weeks, Graham may not be ready to play in the first couple regular-season games.
For the first time, the Seahawks coach states unequivocally that his lead running back will be ready for the opening game on Sept. 11 against Miami. Meanwhile, rookie running back C.J. Prosise and veteran defensive tackle Jordan Hill are returning from injuries to make their preseason debuts Thursday against Dallas at CenturyLink Field.
RENTON For the first time since his new lead running back broke his ankle and tore ligaments more than seven months ago, coach Pete Carroll said Thomas Rawls will be ready to play in the Seahawks’ first game of the 2016 season.
The $46 million wide receiver went at it with the three-time All-Pro cornerback in practice this week, the latest in a month full of fights during Seahawks practices. Baldwin says young players need to see the example of how they need to fight for everything. He also chides Michael Bennett for his “code” of practicing.
RENTON Nothing sends the intended message to younger Seahawks about what veterans feel is required competitiveness better than the new guys seeing $46 million wide receiver Doug Baldwin trading blows and helmet grabs after a play with three-time All-Pro cornerback Richard Sherman.
The Seahawks’ Pro Bowl defensive end says “dirty” plays by offensive-line teammates have been violating a “code” and endangering his livelihood. “It just came down to respect,” he says, adding “that drives me insane.”
Seahawks Pro Bowl defensive end Michael Bennett fights in practice with left tackle Bradley Sowell. Sowell may be yielding time if Garry Gilliam goes back to left tackle for more work, as line coach Tom Cable says. And J’Marcus Webb returns to practice at right tackle. Webb’s on track to play in Thursday’s exhibition against Dallas.