RENTON, Wash. -- The Seattle Seahawks offense did its most extensive work red zone work of the season during Wednesday's practice.
As expected, Jimmy Graham caught a red zone touchdown from Russell Wilson and he delivered a big spike in the end zone. Former Seahawks attending practice marvel at Graham's skills. They say they haven't seen such a dominating player on the field as a Seahawks. Graham remains the star of camp.
Sixth-round pick Ryan Murphy missed practice with an ankle injury. Even worse, he was wearing a boot to protect the ankle. He is Marshawn Lynch's cousin. The Seahawks gave linebacker Bruce Irvin a veteran's day off of practice.
Tight end Tony McCoy went down with an injury and had to be taken to the lockerroom. This time it wasn't because of a leg injury. He apparently was light-headed and possibly a little overheated.
The big thing to watch Thursday is what safety Earl Thomas, who is coming off shoulder surgery, does on the field. The Seahawks activated him from the physically unable to perform list Wednesday, making him eligible for practice. They will likely ease him into drills.
The other thing to watch is the defensive line. Pete Carroll is doing a lot of juggling. After the deals for Wilson and Bobby Wagner were completed, the Seahawks released starting defensive tackle Tony McDaniel. That allowed Ahtyba Rubin to move into McDaniel's starting spot next to defensive tackle Brandon Meabane. The Seahawks were planning to move Demarcus Dobbs from end to defensive tackle, but Dobbs missed Wednesday's practice with a groin injury. Cassius Marsh moved from end to defensive tackle although the long-term plan is to keep him as an outside rusher.
Another player to watch is second-round choice Frank Clark. The Seahawks are playing him as a defensive end in the base defense and then move him around in nickel. "I love the thought of a 4.6 guy rushing on the guards and he's very active and he's got great hands," Carroll said.