Duane Brown, Quandre Diggs return to practice

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Left tackle Duane Brown returned to practice Monday, ending his hold-in. Brown did not participate in on-field team work since the start of training camp in July.

“Yeah, he’s ready to go. He’s ready to go,” Seahawks coach Pete Carroll said after practice, via Curtis Crabtree of PFT and Sports Radio KJR. “We’re pleased to have him. All in all, the camp that he was able to put forth — he did all the learning. He’s really healthy. He’s really healthy right now. I’m really thrilled about that for him. It’s one of the things we realized about the process of it that we would not wear him down at all during camp, like any player. So he’s got fresh legs coming. He wants to play tight end. We probably won’t get that chance, but he’s asking.”

Carroll said Brown would play against the Colts on Sunday.

Brown, 36, has been unhappy with his contract. Jeremy Fowler of ESPN reports Brown’s representation and the Seahawks have engaged in discussions about an adjustment to Brown’s deal for this year. Brown is scheduled to make $10 million in base salary in the final year of the deal.

“We’re really ready to play football right now,” Carroll said when asked about whether the team was in talks with Brown’s agent. “That’s where we are. Everything that needed to be taken care of is taken care of. Away we go.”

Seahawks safety Quandre Diggs ended his brief hold-in Monday. He didn’t practice for the team ahead of the final preseason game as he made a statement about his contract.

5 responses to “Duane Brown, Quandre Diggs return to practice

  1. Is it just me, or do the Seahawks plan to start a bunch of players who don’t want to play for them?

  2. Class acts both of them. And classy way to handle the situations from both the players and the team. In-house. Away from the media and the fans.

  3. They aren’t missing a chance to ride Russ’ and the renowned 12’s fan base coattails to yet another Lombardi.

  4. In the past, the Seahawks have been able to work out some sort of extension in these cases. I think both are challenging in that Brown is 36 years old and Diggs is not worth top dollar, in my opinion. He’s good but 5-6 million/year is where he should sit.

  5. Hawks should let Brown walk after this year and try and trade Diggs. Time to put the foot down and show “sit ins” are not looked upon kindly. Glad the team did not cave to these players “pressure”.

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