Toomer needs to make up for lost time

RENTON, Wash. – Seattle Seahawks linebacker Korey Toomer was the defensive standout in the organized team activity practices and most of minicamp, but Toomer missed most of training camp with a hamstring injury.

Now he has to try to make up for lost time. He returned to practice this week and is expected to play Friday night in the preseason game against the Chicago Bears.

“Time’s running out," Seahawks coach Pete Carroll said of Toomer. “We haven’t had a chance to see him. He had a really good offseason, but unfortunately he just has not been able to get enough back-to-back time to establish where he is on the roster. More than some the guys, he has a lot to show.”

On the other end of the spectrum, rookie offensive tackle Justin Britt has shown plenty of skill while trying to earn the starting job at right tackle.

“His progress has been really solid,” Carroll said of Britt. “He’s making great strides to be the starter. His makeup really kind of substantiates that he can do this. It’s gone great so far.”

Carroll is glad the team gets a chance to hit someone else Friday night after a week of hitting each other. The team had minor scuffles in three consecutive practices.

“We’re working on our retaliation skills,” Carroll deadpanned.