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Well, Seahawks fans, we’re finally here. After an offseason that saw us replay those final 30 seconds of Seattle’s game against Atlanta last year over and over, we can finally shed off the excess weight of last season and focus on what is to come.
For, if you hadn’t heard, the Seahawks’ training camp began today, a day that officially kicked off the final preparations before the start of the 2013 NFL season.
While many of us have had countdowns running throughout the offseason, we are now just 45 days away from Seahawks vs. Panthers.
And, just like we did last year, we’re hear to keep you informed of everything that is going on throughout Seattle’s 2013 training camp.
Seattle kicked off training camp today in front of a sold out crowd. (Rod Mar/Seahawks.com)
The biggest news and observation to be made about Seattle’s first training camp of the year was that Percy Harvin was listed on the PUP list due to a reported hip ailment.
While players such as Chris Clemons, Zach Miller, Robert Turbin, Tharold Simon, and Greg Scruggs also found themselves on the list, the Harvin injury was a bit perplexing.
Yes, he’s been prone to injury, but all reports were that he was in full health and had been gearing up for an outstanding season.
Now on the list, Harvin’s absence creates doubt surrounding his potential contributions during the season. While we still have yet to hear the official word on his injury and how long the recovery process will be, it has been postulated that Harvin has a slight tear in his labrum and will be getting a second opinion on it next week.
Should he require multiple weeks to recover, it’s likely that Seattle’s offense will not be as potent as anticipated (though they will still be dominant).
Aside from the injury to Harvin, the rest of the offense looked smooth and more ready than ever to tackle the upcoming season. Russell Wilson looked like the leader he was towards the end of last season, the flow of the offensive unit was great, and James Carpenter was looking healthy and played well with the 2nd team.
It’s still pretty early to say just how good this unit will be day-in and day-out, but from the looks of it they will handle themselves very well on the field.
Should Carpenter remain healthy, Seattle’s offensive line could be one of the best in the league.
The defense pretty much seemed to be on the same page as the offense, with the first unit looking like a group of guys who were just ready for the season to start already. Questions will still remain surrounding the defensive line, but it appears as though the entire unit is just ready to get out there and hit somebody.
Backup Quarterback Competition
Unlike last season where Wilson was competing for the starting quarterback position with Matt Flynn, this year’s quarterback position looks to be one for the backup spot between Brady Quinn and Tavaris Jackson. Today we saw Quinn working with the second unit while Tavaris worked with the third.
As I stated above, when the Hawks are still just beginning training camp we really can’t read into things too much.
That said, players, coaches, and reporters have praised both for their poise heading into camp and their potential role with the Seahawks in 2013.
Said Liz Mathews of 710 ESPN:
T Jack eased right back into things today. Carroll reiterated the respect the locker room has for him. He’ll speak to the media Fri.
— Liz Mathews 710 ESPN (@Liz_Mathews) July 25, 2013
It will be very interesting to watch how this competition plays out over the coming weeks.
What they’re saying
Obviously all the talk is about Percy Harvin and his potential injury, with much of the talk being centered around whether or not he will require surgery. Pete Carroll did address that to a certain extent, essentially reiterating that the injury still needs to be looked at a second time before anything is set in stone.
Chris Carpenter, meanwhile, said that he is feeling 100% and that the guard is his position to control, even though he was working with the two’s today.
The first training camp for the Seahawks has already brought us a bunch of speculation and news heading into the 2013 season.
Let’s hope, from now on, that the news is more positive.
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Seahawks wide receiver Percy Harvin reportedly has a partial tear in his hip that may require surgery. He has been placed on PUP for now.
Percy Harvin could miss the entire 2013 season if a second option on his hip shows that the receiver needs surgery to repair a tear in his labrum.
Harvin, 25, was acquired by Seattle in an off season trade but questions remain about his availability to be on the field this season. The injury to Harvin occurred while he was working out on his own.
Percy Harvin yet to finalize 2nd...
The biggest news from the opening day of the Seattle Seahawks‘ 2013 training camp was that Percy Harvin, Seattle’s latest treasure and multi-threat weapon on offense, was on the PUP list. Shortly after the list was put out, many began to report that Harvin’s ailment was related to a hip issue that was later revealed to be a potential tear to his labrum.
The Seattle Seahawks have placed wide receiver Percy Harvin on the PUP list with a hip injury.
Percy Harvin (hip) among those who open Seahawks camp on the PUP list
— Jason La Canfora (@JasonLaCanfora) July 25, 2013
I would love to know when Harvin injured his hip. The Seahawks are paying a guy $12 million a year that can’t seem to stay healthy.
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We reported earlier today that Seahawks wide receiver Percy Harvin was placed on the PUP list because of a partially torn labrum in his hip.
According to Jason La Canfora of CBS Sports, if Harvin has to undergo surgery torepair his labrum, his season will likely be over.
Percy Harvin yet to finalize 2nd opinion on hip, with that process ongoing. If surgery required as 1st Dr. recommended...
It seems like nothing is holy on twitter any more, including potentially season ending injuries.
News of Percy Harvin’s hip injury spread through social media like a wild fire. Most people weren’t surprised by the injury, but hearts went out to him regardless, and the Seahawks, as well.
Still, that didn’t stop jokesters from making this twitter page @HarvinsHip it seems...
Next Tuesday, Seahawks wide receiver Percy Harvin will head to New York City to get a second opinion on his partially torn hip, according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter.
The Seahawks team doctor doesnt believe Harvin needs to undergo surgery, per Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network.
From last night: Percy Harvin's 2nd opinion...
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It didn't take long for the Seattle Seahawks to face a potential injury problem.
Newly acquired wide receiver Percy Harvin has a hip injury that landed him on the physically unable to perform list when Seahawks training camp began Thursday. The injury is in the area of Harvin's labrum, according to Seattle coach Pete Carroll, and the severity hasn't been determined....
Seattle Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll announced on Thursday that newly acquired wide receiver Percy Harvin suffered a hip injury during a workout last week.
Ian Rapoport of NFL.com reported that Percy Harvin may have a slight tear in his hip and is awaiting a second opinion next week. If surgery is indeed necessary for Harvin, he will be out for an extended period of time....
NFL.com is reporting today that Seahawks wide receiver Percy Harvin may need season ending hip surgery, as he was placed on the unable to perform list last week in a surprising move. Coach Pete Carroll stated that Harvin suffered an injury during the team's workouts last week, and is seeking medical advice from multiple doctors.
NFL Insider Jason La Canfora also had this to...
If Percy Harvin undergoes surgery on his ailing hip the Seattle Seahawks would move forward as if the dynamic receiver won't play a snap until 2014.
"If you have hip surgery it's a lot longer than the season" Seahawks coach Pete Carroll told USA TODAY Sports on Friday. "Hip surgery he's not going to play for the season."
Harvin 25 was placed on the...
Seahawks coach Pete Carroll acknowledged Thursday that Percy Harvin may need surgery to repair the tear in his hip labrum.
Harvin is scheduled for a second opinion next week but early signs appear grim. "When you spoke to people this afternoon about this injury" ESPN's Adam Schefter said on NFL Live "they sounded concerned." The second opinion in all likelihood...
Wide receiver Percy Harvin will begin his first raining camp with the Seattle Seahawks on the physically unable to perform list, reports NFL.com’s Ian Rapoport. Harvin has a possible slight tear in the labrum of his hip and will get a second opinion next week. Mike Florio of
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