Seattle Seahawks

Seahawks Notes for Aug. 19

Curry’s hard work noticed

Linebacker Aaron Curry made a couple of plays on Tuesday that showed why the Seahawks drafted him fourth overall. He did a nice job of reading Seneca Wallace’s eyes during a 7-on-7 passing drill from his linebacker position, picking off a pass over the middle and taking it back for an easy score.

And during two-minute drills at the end of practice, Curry had a nice deflection while rushing the passer.

Curry continues to play linebacker and defensive end during practice, and also has done some individual work with the rest of the defensive linemen and coach Dan Quinn.

“The first thing you notice with Aaron is that he’s got initial quickness,” Quinn said. “And as a good pass rusher that’s one of the first things you want to look for, a guy who has initial quickness and can transfer some of that initial speed into power. And that’s really what we’re working with now. He’s working hard on it.”

Injury report

The Seahawks had 14 players sit out the morning practice. For most, it was a preventative issue, as the Seahawks give veteran players an occasional break.

Players sitting out included Matt Hasselbeck (rest) Walter Jones (back), Marcus Trufant (back), Julius Jones (rest), T.J. Duckett (rest), Grey Ruegamer (elbow), Lawrence Jackson (leg), Cory Redding (rest), D.D. Lewis (knee), Deion Branch (knee), Nate Burleson (knee), Olindo Mare (knee), Chris Spencer (ankle) and Ray Willis (knee).

Walter Jones did not return to practice after asking out of a drill and leaving midway through practice on Monday.

Offensive lineman Cory Withrow returned to practice but did not participate in team drills.

Quotable

“It was nice to be able to go out there and get yourself into a little bit of a rhythm. When you’re the third guy on the depth chart in practice you don’t really get many reps. You’re in for two plays and then you’re out. And you’re trying to get mental reps. So it’s tough to get yourself into any rhythm.”

Third string quarterback

Mike Teel on his performance against San Diego on Saturday.

Eric Williams, The News Tribune

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