The Seahawks held their 2d session of organized crew sports on Tuesday—and primary that become open to the media—and whilst maximum of Seattle’s ninety-guy roster was able to take part, a handful of excellent gamers had been sidelined as they recover from 2018 accidents or offseason surgical procedures.
Among the players not taking part is a big new addition to the crew, protecting end Ezekiel Ansah, who ended the closing season on injured reserve due to a shoulder injury. Carroll said it’s too quickly to know when Ansah will be returned; however, he said “he’s got a danger” to be equipped for Week 1 of the season. “He’s got a protracted technique to get lower back,” Carroll stated. “His attitude is awesome. He’s running each day, concerned in all stages of the whole thing taking place in the training room and with strength and conditioning. It’s just going to take some time, and we’ll see. We won’t recognize until we get again after the ruin until we get to camp truly to peer how a long way alongside we’re capable of getting him. And then we’ll see what camp tells us. I can’t inform you something extra than apart from just got to be patient; however, he’s doing the whole thing he can, and we’re all on it and honestly fired up approximately him being right here.””
As for what Ansah’s signing can imply for Seattle’s protection, Carroll said, “It’s a large get for us. Ziggy playing the final 12 months; at the time whilst he was given harm, hurt his shoulder, he changed into as powerful a rusher as there was in the league. After seven games, he had 4 sacks, and 20 percentage of the time, he changed into inflicting issues for the quarterback. That’s as huge a range as absolutely everyone had. He’s got a danger to be a large aspect for us. He’ll play similar to we performed our Leo role inside the beyond. He’s precisely that sort of athlete in that makeup. We’re not going to play all and sundry the entire time; we’ll roll them via it and all; however, he has precisely what we’re seeking out: pace, size, power, durability; he’s got a first-rate motor about the manner he performs. We’re fortunate to have him.”
Carroll stated protective address Jarran Reed, who had center muscle surgical treatment this offseason, protection Bradley McDougald, who had knee surgery, and safety Delano Hill, who completed the yr on injured reserve with hip damage, will all miss OTAs and next month’s minicamp, however, have to be prepared for education camp. On Reed, Carroll stated, “He won’t be returned in time for minicamp. However, he’s transferring well, and he must be best, but we can’t rush that. We need to take our time on that.” Carroll stated Hill is “doing fine, the whole lot is going exact. He’s getting his weight again up—he lost a touch bit of weight when he needed to be inactive—however, his weight’s coming lower back, his strength is coming lower back. We were given a phrase just the day gone by that he’s stepping up the whole lot he’s doing due to the fact he’s in a high-quality spot proper now. He won’t make it returned for the minicamp, but he needs to be prepared to move for camp.”
And on McDougald, Carroll stated, “He’s nevertheless rehabbing. He came in last week. He’s going to be a camp guy too.”
Also sidelined Tuesday turned into running back Chris Carson, who had “a touch bit of paintings performed” on his knee.
“He seems extremely good; he’s about more than one week from being again,” Carroll said. Defensive address Nazair Jones turned into additionally out due to “a touch bit of a tender knee.” Also absent from Tuesday’s exercising were cornerback Tre Flowers, who is away due to a loss of life in the circle of relatives, and quarterback Geno Smith, who Carroll said: “had an own family thing he had to attend to.”