Training Camp Report: Day Three (Morning)

With temperatures hovering in the lower-90's, the Seahawks Training Camp in Cheney, Washington continued with players running through their paces during their morning workout.

The Tacoma News Tribune’s Mike Sando reported that the secondary and linebackers are working on different combinations. He stressed that fans shouldn’t read anything into the current combinations on the field, because the coaches are just seeing how different personnel work with each other. At one point, Kevin Bentley was running with the ones and Jamie Sharper was running with the twos. Rookie LB Lofa Tatupu worked out this morning after signing his rookie contract, but he is a bit behind the others. He ran through drills but did nothing of note during the morning workout.

SS Michael Boulware picked off a pass and has looked really good in coverage so far this season. In only his second year at the safety position, Boulware is making strides and could be headed to a Pro Bowl-type season. In the secondary, coaches are once again looking at different combinations. At alternate times during the morning workout, the "ones" were Marcus Trufant (RCB) and Andre Dyson (LCB); the second unit was Kris Richard (LCB) and Kelly Herndon (RCB); and the third set were B.J. Tucker (LCB) and Michael Harden (RCB). It was noted last week that Trufant will be switched to the right side because Dyson and Herndon are much better at playing on the left side. Trufant’s strongest position is left corner, but his athleticism allows him to turn and run with equal ability on either side.

During running drills, C Robbie Tobeck and LG Steve Hutchinson were all over rookie free agent RB Jesse Lumsden for not hitting a play at the right speed or correct angle. Each took their turn with the youngster from Canada, and it appeared that Hutchinson was particularly irate with his decision on the play. Something that general manager Tim Ruskell has stressed this offseason was leadership on and off the field by the veterans on this team, and it appears that at least two of the Hawks are taking this very seriously. Sando also reported that he spoke with RB Shaun Alexander’s brother this morning and he was told that Alexander could be in camp as early as tonight, but the more likely time for his arrival is sometime tomorrow.

Stay tuned for more from Cheney as Seahawks.NET will continue to report on the goings on at Seahawks training camp.

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