The Seattle Seahawks acquired defensive end Cliff Avril this
offseason in hopes of bolstering what was already a solid defense. However, the
pass rusher has been sidelined for most of training camp due to a hamstring
ailment. While head coach Peter Carroll told reporters following yesterday’s
training camp session that Avril is progressing, he believes the Seahawks could
be without their offseason acquisition for another two weeks.
Carroll indicated that the Seahawks intend to take a
conservative approach with Avril leading up to the regular season. This makes sense,
especially considering Avril is dealing with a hamstring injury, something that
can linger if a player doesn’t receive the proper rest and treatment.
Carroll told reporters that he expects Avril and injured
tight end Zach Miller to ramp up their activities closer to the end of this
week. If they’re able to do so, they could be ready to re-take the practice
field in another week.
“I wouldn’t be surprised if by the end of this week they’re
doing more and getting closer to the practice field,” Carroll said of Miller
Beyond Avril and Miller, Carroll said that Seahawks left
guard James Carpenter is a “couple of weeks” away from getting back on the
field as he continues to recover from a foot injury.
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