James Carpenter #77 of the Seattle Seahawks in action against the New York Giants at MetLife Stadium on December 15, 2013 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. The Seahawks defeated the Giants 23-0. (Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images)
by Curtis Crabtree
RENTON - The Seattle Seahawks were able to put on shoulder pads for the first time Sunday since leaving the field in MetLife Stadium following their 43-8 win over the Denver Broncos in Super Bowl XLVIII.
The padded practice yielded a few memorable moments.
Guard James Carpenter decleated fourth-round pick Cassius Marsh during a run plan in 9-on-7 drills early in practice. Carpenter picked Marsh up under the arms and deposited him on his backside while clearing a path for the running back to hit the second level.
Also, seventh-round fullback Kiero Small delivered a solid pop to fifth-round linebacker Kevin Pierre-Louis to clear him out of a hole during the same period of practice.
Receiver Percy Harvin streaked past safety Earl Thomas and hauled in a contested touchdown grab during 1-on-1 drills early in practice. Receiver Phil Bates also had a few nice moments making a contested catch over cornerback Chandler Fenner and another grab on a corner route for a touchdown.
Quarterback Terrelle Pryor threw one of his best balls of camps so far, fitting a pass through a tight window on a seam route to tight end Morrell Presley.
Russell Wilson also delivered a strike in traffic to tight end Cooper Helfet over tight coverage from linebacker Horace Miller.
Defensive tackle Jordan Hill also bulldozed into the backfield for a quarterback sack.
Cornerback A.J. Jefferson also made a nice play to break up a deep pass to second-round pick Paul Richardson in the end zone.
Wide receiver Kevin Norwood and tackle Michael Bowie missed a second straight day.
Norwood has a foot issue that first appeared back in mini-camp. Head coach Pete Carroll said they'll see where he is on Tuesday after a day off for the team tomorrow.
"He had an old surgery in school and we’ve checked it all out," Carroll said. "There are no big problems with it but he does have a sore foot so we’re resting him."
Bowie was sidelined again after injuring his shoulder in the first day of camp on Friday.
Running back Christine Michael injured his shoulder during practice Sunday and was held out with an ice wrap the remainder of the session. Carroll said they don't believe it's serious.
"He just banged his shoulder a little bit. They think he will be ready to go on Tuesday," Carroll said.
Despite sitting out team portions of practice on Saturday, Carroll said there are no issues with defensive tackle Jesse Williams or receiver Percy Harvin.
"We want to just work our way into camp and the mode and make sure we don’t overload them early," Carroll said.
Defensive tackle Jimmy Staten suffered a hyper-extended knee during practice on Saturday that also yielded a significant hamstring pull. Carroll indicated Staten will miss some time due to the injury.
Linebackers Bruce Irvin (hip) and Korey Toomer (hamstring) remain on the physically unable to perform list. Cornerback Eric Pinkins (Lisfranc) remains on the non-football injury list.
Linebacker Malcolm Smith (ankle), safety Kam Chancellor (hip) and tackle Russell Okung (foot) remain sidelined, but are close to being able to return. Chancellor and Okung both took part in early warmups on Sunday.