RENTON, Wash. -- A daily review of the hot topics coming out of the Seattle Seahawks training camp:
Kicker Steven Hauschka was rewarded with a three-year, $9.1 million contract in the offseason and he’s worth every penny of it. When Hauschka misses a field goal in practice it’s almost a headline because it’s so rare. He made all three attempts Tuesday and was 4-for-4 Wednesday, including a 58-yarder.
Receiver Bryan Walters made the catch of the day with a leaping grab in the back corner of the end zone, however, it was questionable whether the play actually would have happened. Russell Wilson was running around in the backfield for a quite a while, under tons of pressure, before making the throw. Some of the defensive players were upset that a whistle didn’t blow, signaling Wilson would have been sacked.
Receiver Percy Harvin showed his ability to get to the edge quickly, no surprise, when he beat Richard Sherman to the front corner of the end zone after catching a quick out from Wilson at the 5-yard-line.
Spencer Ware is listed as a fullback, but continues to get work as a running back. Ware had an impressive 5-yard touchdown run Wednesday. He is the one back on the roster who can play both spots.
Outside linebacker K.J. Wright continues to shine each day at camp, including a sack Wednesday. Wright is in the final year of his rookie contract. “I’m hoping something gets done, but if it doesn’t, I’ll be fine,” Wright said Wednesday. “If they want me here, they’ll find a way to keep me.” The thought of working something out to give Wright a new deal could impact how the Seahawks approach Lynch’s holdout demands.
Defensive coordinator Dan Quinn can’t say enough good things about linebacker Brock Coyle, a rookie from Montana. “He’s a really a good finisher,” Quinn said. “The guy’s in terrific shape to play football. He’s got good instincts and the versatility to play both Mike [middle linebacker] and Will [weak-side linebacker]. He came here ready to compete right from the get go and didn’t back down from any of the challenges in front of him.”