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Bobby Wagner, Malcolm Smith could return to Seahawks practice next week

Bobby Wagner, Ben Tate AP

The Seattle Seahawks have been severely short-handed at the linebacker position over the first three weeks of training camp.

Seattle has been without starters Bruce Irvin and Bobby Wagner, Super Bowl MVP Malcolm Smith and reserve linebacker Korey Toomer for nearly all of camp.

Irvin (hip) and Toomer (hamstring) remain on the team’s physically unable to perform list and have yet to practice. Smith has also not participated in practice after offseason ankle surgery while Wagner suffered a pulled hamstring the first week of camp.

However, the entire group is getting closer to being able to return to the field with three of the four possibilities to return to practice next week.

“We’re hopeful that they’ll start practice next week,” head coach Pete Carroll said Thursday.

Even if they are able to return to practice, being able to play in next Friday’s preseason game against the Chicago Bears may still be a bit overly ambitious.

“We will just wait and see (about them playing),” Carroll said. “They’ll have to put together a good week to do that.”

All four players appear to be on track to be healthy by the end of the preseason, though Toomer is no guarantee to make the team’s 53-man roster.

 

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6 Responses to “Bobby Wagner, Malcolm Smith could return to Seahawks practice next week”
  1. ceehawkfan says: Aug 14, 2014 11:56 PM

    AWESOME!! Hear that Denver you supposedly got your “REVENGE” without facing our starting LB’s either :)

  2. thebirdofprey2 says: Aug 15, 2014 4:33 AM

    Seahawks getting healthy at the right time in multiple positions. One thing I hope isn’t a pre-season illusion is UDRFA Brock Coyle looked good and I hope he takes a roster spot as a back up. I’m sorry for Heath Farwell supporters out there but he’s terrible as a MLB and his special teams abilities get Paul Bunioned.

  3. patriotsarespygaters says: Aug 15, 2014 5:10 AM

    So the broncos beat Seattle without wagner chancellor and Malcolm smith others and they were rejoicing sure ok

  4. tap79 says: Aug 15, 2014 10:54 AM

    Eh dont bring them back too soon… Who gives a squat about pre season, let the guys get as much rest as they can. They are going to need it come regular season.

  5. scoobaj says: Aug 15, 2014 11:54 AM

    It’s a long season, if the team is healthy in the majority of key positions come January, then you’re in good shape to make a deep run. Look at the giants (twice), ravens etc. But what separates SEA is the depth and confidence in the system by 2nd and 3rd stringers. Unrivaled.

  6. firstlisten62 says: Aug 15, 2014 2:27 PM

    And, only 1 offensive line starter played against Denver, with no Marshawn Lynch as well. We are soooo deep!

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