The Seahawks practiced on Sunday with both of their defensive tackles watching from the sideline, but a day later both Jarran Reed and Poona ford were able to participate in the team’s walk thru, and head coach Pete Carroll said their injuries were not serious.
“Poona Ford and J-Reed, those guys were slowed down, but they were in the walk thru today, and they look like they’re going to be OK,” Carroll said. “It doesn’t look like they’re serious injuries at all, but we’ll take care of them.”
Carroll later clarified that Reed is dealing with a sore knee, but said if there were a game this week, Reed would be able to play. After Carroll talked with the media, Reed was on the field in pads for Monday’s practice.
Left tackle Duane Brown was held out of Sunday’s work as well, but that was not injury related, but rather part of the plan to keep the 13th-year veteran fresh, while also giving a chance for Cedric Ogbuehi to get some first-team reps at left tackle. He too returned to action on Monday.
“We’re trying to take care of him over the long haul,” Carroll said. “He’s incredible shape. He’s just pumped, looks quick as ever. He can get by with a lesser workload. Long-haul thinking for us. And the young guys need the work. Cedric needs to be able to get as many reps as he can to show us what he can do.”
A pair of Seattle’s receivers are dealing with minor injuries—rookie Freddie Swain (groin) and David Moore (ankle).
“D-Mo just turn his ankle a little bit,” Carroll said. “We’ll see if he can go today, it was just a couple days ago. It’s not serious at all. It may take another day or so. Freddie just got little bit of a groin thing that just kind of nicked him, so we’ve got to make sure that we don’t let that get worse, so he’ll be quiet for a couple days now. And Freddie’s had a really good start so far, so we have seen him already, and he’s made a good first impression.”