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James Carpenter likely to start camp on PUP list

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The Seahawks are preparing to start training camp without a fully healthy James Carpenter.

The right tackle’s rookie year ended early after a torn ACL and Danny O’Neil of the Seattle Times reports that the team expects that he won’t be ready to go when training camp kicks off next month. The 2011 first-round pick tore the ligament in late November, which meant that the start of camp has always been in doubt while Carpenter progresses through his rehab.

Carpenter’s status for the start of the regular season would also be in doubt if he starts camp on the PUP list, especially with reports earlier this offseason that he might miss the entire 2012 season. Carpenter won’t be handed the job once he proves he’s healthy, anyway. The team was pleased with the way Breno Giacomini played after Carpenter got hurt last season and signed him to a two-year deal as a result.

They’ve also signed Frank Omiyale, Alex Barron and Deuce Lutui to provide more depth on the offensive line. Given the injury history of left tackle Russell Okung and the uncertainty surrounding Carpenter, that’s looking like a wise move on Seattle’s part.

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5 Responses to “James Carpenter likely to start camp on PUP list”
  1. blacknole08 says: Jun 28, 2012 12:10 PM

    The Seahawks reached for this guy last year when they could have drafted him in the 2nd or possibly even the 3rd round. If the Hawks don’t get improved, consistent play from that O-Line Matt Flynn will be running for his life all season.

  2. sj39 says: Jun 28, 2012 1:35 PM

    Please start Alex Barron, signed The NFC West.

  3. fumblenuts says: Jun 28, 2012 2:48 PM

    Hopefully Deuce Lutui can KEEP his weigh in check this year…. and contribute. :)

  4. jusjamn says: Jun 28, 2012 4:03 PM

    Giacomini is an upgrade over Carpenter. The real story will be how much Carpenter weighs when he returns.

  5. fwbrodie says: Jun 28, 2012 6:55 PM

    Giacomini is a monster. I think Carpenter has a bright future at either RT or LG, but Giacomini may be the better RT anyway for now.

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