While there was a feeling of that first day at School the commitment and focus was undeniable during the Seattle Seahawks’ first day of training 2020 on the field. Tuesday marked the first day players touched the green grass of the Virginia Mason Athletic Center after two weeks of COVID-19 testing and protocols.
A DAY IN THE LIFE
The players’ first work out on the VMAC grass resembled a mini camp workout. Players went through individual stretches that were followed by team stretches and finally positional group workouts. Of course the missing during the Wednesday training camp was without fans.
“It is different,’’ Carroll said. “I miss that already. This is the fun part of coming to camp is that we get to share it with our fans and all that, you can feel there is a difference. We’ve just got to send the messages through the airwaves someway how things are going and hopefully, you guys (the media) can really keep everybody abreast of what it’s like, and they can stay with us as we go through it.’’
K.J. Wright look like his old self after completing successful off season shoulder surgery making for a beaming Carroll.
“It’s a marvelous return,” Seahawks coach Pete Carroll said. “He’s raring to go. We anticipated that he could quite likely go on (the Physically Unable to Perform list), he cleared his physical with flying colors. We’ll still look after him and take care of him, but he’s in great shape.”
Another player who looked good after surgery was Tight End Will Dissly who had a second consecutive season cut short due to injury. Dissly’s suffered a patella injury in Week 2 against the Pittsburg Steelers.
Running back Chris Carson was not at practice and was given an excused absence to tend to a serious family matter back home in Atlanta. Carroll was not sure when Carson would return.
As expected Quinton Dunbar was not on the field having arrived Sunday after putting his legal troubles behind. The cornerback is undergoing NFL Covid-19 and scheduled for a team physical in Friday according to Carroll.
WR John Ursua made it on the practice field after initially testing positive for the Coronavirus and being place on the COVID-19 list. Two back to back negative test scleared the way for the second year wide out to practice.
NFL COVID TEST RESULTS
According the Seattle Times Bob Condotta The NFL announced Wednesday that of 2,840 players who were tested, there were only 53 new positives, and that of 109,075 total tests given through Tuesday only 0.48% have been positive. The league said no one has had “a severe illness up to this point.’’