4. Big man on the move.
When the Seahawks selected tackle Stone Forsythe in the sixth round of this year’s draft, on thing general manager John Schneider referenced was how well the 6-foot-8 tackle could move in space. Forsythe got a chance to show that off on Saturday, doing his best Duane Brown impersonation on a play that called for him to get out in space and make a block near the sideline on a defensive back, a play that earned Forsythe praise from coaches immediately after. On the very next play, Forsythe showed off his pass blocking, switching off of one block to pick up a free rusher and knock him off track to buy his quarterback more time.
5. Personnel updates.
Center Ethan Pocic, who sat out the first two days of camp with a hamstring injury, was in uniform for Saturday’s practice and did limited work, though he was not a full-go. Safety Jamal Adams and left tackle Duane Brown were again spectators as they have been in the previous two practice, while defensive back Marquise Blair sat out after being kicked in the heel on Friday, though Carroll said the injury was nothing serious.
Rookie receiver D’Wayne Eskridge remains on the physically unable to perform list, and asked for an update on the second-round pick, Carroll said, “He ran well yesterday. I don’t know what he did today, I didn’t see him yet, but he ran well and ran hard. He had one little tweak thing in there somewhere, but didn’t sustain it, it was OK, so he’s making progress. I don’t know much more—we can’t project yet.”
6. Seahawks still COVID free a week into camp.
On Wednesday Carroll noted that the team was voluntarily taking daily COVID-19 tests, which is more frequent than the league requires, and so far the Seahawks have returned negative tests for five straight days.
“Today all of our guys tested negative again, so we went through five full days of our guys testing negative,” Carroll said. “So we know that the transition that we made from being home to getting here and starting up camp went perfectly. I’m really happy for that, really proud of the guys for getting that done.”