Originally posted on 60 Max Power O  |  Last updated 6/30/13
It is a familiar story that rings throughout the NFL, players with so much talent but can’t stay healthy. For Seattle Seahawks offensive lineman James Carpenter, he’s fitting that mold right now. He was drafted by the Seahawks as the 25th overall pick in the 2011 NFL Draft. Carpenter started 9 games in his rookie season before suffering a season ending ACL injury and being placed on the injured reserve. In 2012, Carpenter started seven games, but re-injured that same knee during the opening series Dec. 2 at Chicago. He was placed on the reserve/non-football list two days later. At 6’5, 321 pounds, he’s big enough to be dominant and he is, only if he could stay healthy. That’s what the Seahawks are hoping for in 2013 as they try to build some continuity on their offensive line that seems to change year by year. “James, he’s an animal,” left tackle Russell Okung recently said, via Eric D. Williams of the Bellingham Herald. “When he’s healthy, he’s hard to beat.  I don’t think there’s a guy who can line up over him and really say they can beat him, when he’s healthy.” “James has a tremendous upside for us and I’m anxious for you guys to see what he’s capable of doing,” coach Pete Carroll said.  “We expect that he’ll make it back for camp so we’ll see what happens.  He can give us a special dimension if we can get him back.  He should be healthy, and it’s just a matter of us getting him in shape and we’ll be very careful to make sure we don’t rush him along.”  
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