1. The Seahawks finished camp relatively healthy.
While the Seahawks, like any team, dealt with a few minor injuries, they came out of camp relatively healthy, which is no small feat considering there was no in-person offseason workout period this year. Carroll said that accomplishment is a testament to the job of Seattle’s strength and conditioning and athletic training staffs.
“I think the training staff deserves a lot of credit, and the strength and conditioning staff, because this was an unusual offseason for us obviously, because we never worked out with our guys,” Carroll said. “Credit goes to the players for working so hard, but the way we’ve been able to tailor stuff, now we’re ready for Week 1, and we’ve made it through very healthy and in good shape with a lot of continuity that’s helped us in a time when we really needed it, because of all of the time we missed. So I’m just pleased with the whole flow of it, it’s worked out really well and positively.”
As for the current injury situation, tackle Cedric Ogbuehi remained out with what Carroll called a minor pec strain, but he is expected back next week. Rookie tight end Stephen Sullivan remains out with a hip injury. Carroll noted that Sullivan got off to a really good start in camp, but did not give a timeline on his return. Corner Quinton Dunbar was also absent from practice, though that was because he was away to attend a funeral.
Defensive end Darrell Taylor, who spent all of camp on the non-football injury list, the result of a leg injury in college that led to offseason surgery, very well could open the season on that same list, Carroll said.
“We want to be patient with this because we want to get him back fully,” Carroll said. “… NFI at the start of the year? That’s a real possibility. He’s not ready to go yet, so we’ll see how it goes.”