- In uniform for the first time, first-round draft pick DT Marcus Tubbs participated in
warm-ups and drills and told reporters that he was very excited to finally arrive
in Cheney. “It feels real good to be back with the team…just to
be around the guys and see them again, it felt good."
When asked about his timetable, Tubbs remarked that Coach Mike
Holmgren will likely ease him into things. Tubbs said that he had done some
jogging on his own while in Texas attending to his mother, but as he said, “It’s
nothing like being in the sun with a helmet on.”
When reporters asked Tubbs if it was difficult leaving his mother for training
camp, he said, “You never want to leave home, but my mom understands that
this is where I need to be right now. She gave me her blessings, told me to
go to work, and told me to do the best that I can. Coach Holmgren worked with
me and allowed me to be at home with my mom, and I really appreciated that.
I really needed that at that time, but I understand now that this is my job
and I need to be here with my team.”
Tubbs also discussed his contract: “No problems. A few minor things needed
to be worked out, but everything’s fine now. I’m here and I’m
ready to move forward.”
Now that he’s strapped the pads on, Tubbs is ready to look forward to
making contributions and discovering what his role will be. “I just want
to help the team in whatever way I can, whether it be as a starter or at second
string. I just want to help the team.”
- For the second day in a row, QB Seneca Wallace looked sharp in the 7-on-7
drills, firing a deep TD pass to Koren Robinson. Good news for the team, given
the fact that Trent Dilfer joined Brock Huard on the sideline with tightness
in his back. Team sources said that Dilfer’s injury was not as serious
as the back spasms Huard suffered last week.
This leaves Wallace and starter Matt Hasselbeck to take all
the snaps. The team did not disclose when Dilfer would again be ready to practice.
"It seems like every year the grind of having two practices a day is really
tough on throwers," Hasselbeck told reporters. "Seneca is the human
Jugs machine, he is not sore ever. And I feel really good. This is probably
the best I've felt in camp."
- The Seahawks welcomed back center/guard Robbie Tobeck and offensive tackle
Floyd "Pork Chop" Womack. Both practiced in the afternoon after sitting
out since last week with calf injuries.
- Rookie safety Michael Boulware also returned to practice after twisting an
ankle in the Seahawks' scrimmage last Saturday in Portland.
- Defensive end Grant Wistrom (foot) is not expected to practice until next
week at the earliest.
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