Camp Report, 8/10 - "Good Morning, Mr. Tubbs!"

Seneca Wallace continues his hot streak, Marcus Tubbs finally gets on the field, and the injury merry-go-round keeps rolling along as the Seahawks begin to zero in on the preseason.

- 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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