Gallery and Wilkerson have knee sprains and other postgame notes

While a lot of injured players are expected back for the season opener–Russell Okung, David Hawthorne, Mike Williams and Marshawn Lynch among them–two are now in question after suffering knee sprains Friday night. Pete Carroll said that left guard Robert Gallery and backup defensive end Jimmy Wilk

erson both have sprains, “Significant enough that we have to be concerned about next week for those guys.”

Otherwise a lot of talk after the game was about Golden Tate and an offense that finally found a little bit of success. It was not a huge leap forward for Tavaris Jackson and the offense, but the fact that he finally had some time to throw and the offense moved the ball–Seattle punted only once–was a sign of progress.

“We found a rhythm today,” Jackson said. “We were able to gain some confidence. I think as a unit, a first unit, we did a pretty good job except for that interception I had. . . This was a good start.”

It was a particularly big game for Tate, who has struggle this preseason after coming into training camp as a player hoping to make a leap after a rough rookie season. Tate finished with a team-high 79 receiving yards on five catches and also had a punt return of 43 yards and a kick return of 34 yards.

“It’s been a long year and three games, but I felt like tonight it finally clicked,” Tate said. “And I’ve still go a lot of work to do. I’m going to watch the film like, ‘Wow, I wish I had that play back. I could have done this better.’ But just to show that I am capable of playing this game and being OK is the biggest thing.”

You may have noticed rookie right tackle James Carpenter playing late into the game. That’s because he and Breno Giacomini were splitting time as the battle at that position continue on. Carroll said a decision on who will start won’t likely come until late in the week.

“We wanted to do a thorough job of evaluating,” Carroll said of the Carpenter-Giacomini platoon. “There were a lot of plays in this game, it was a really cool game for these two kids, and we’ll just see where it goes. Both guys can play. It’s not that they can’t play, and we have a problem. We don’t have a problem. It’s, how far has James come?”

All for now. Tomorrow we’ll have cuts.

Talk to us

More in Sports

Tucker Molina, right, tries to block a shot by Tony MacArthur during EVCC practice on Monday, Jan. 17, 2022 in Everett, Washington. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
EvCC men’s hoops seeks unprecedented 5th straight North title

After a delayed start to region play, the Trojans begin their quest for another crown on Wednesday.

Lake Stevens' Tyler Fouts lifts Glacier Peak's Gil Mossburg during wrestling on Tuesday, Jan. 18, 2022 in Snohomish, Washington. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
GALLERY: Lake Stevens edges GP in boys wrestling showdown

The Vikings beat the Grizzlies 42-31 in a matchup of two of the best 4A teams in the area.

FILE - Seattle Seahawks defensive coordinator Ken Norton Jr. watches from the sideline during the first half of an NFL football game against the Los Angeles Rams, Thursday, Oct. 7, 2021, in Seattle. The Seattle Seahawks have fired defensive coordinator Ken Norton Jr. and passing game coordinator Andre Curtis, the team said Tuesday., Jan. 18,  2022 (AP Photo/Stephen Brashear, File)
Seahawks part ways with defensive coordinator Norton Jr.

Seattle never finished higher than 16th in total defense during his four-year tenure as coordinator.

Portland's Gabe Klaassen makes a goal past Everett's Koen MacInnes to win in the penalty shootout Saturday evening at the Angel of the Winds Arena on January 1, 2022. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)
Silvertips stand pat at WHL trade deadline

Western Conference-leading Everett decided not to make any moves and will go forward with its current pieces.

Winter prep sports roundup.
Prep results for Tuesday, Jan. 18

Prep results for Tuesday, Jan. 18: (Note for coaches/scorekeepers: To report results… Continue reading

A variety of sports equipment on a black background including an american football, a soccer ball, a baseball, a baseball bat, a tennis raquet, a tennis ball, and a basketball
Vote for The Herald’s Athlete of the Month for December

Below are the candidates for The Herald’s Prep Athlete of the Month… Continue reading

Vote for The Herald’s Prep Athlete of the Week for Jan. 10-16

The Athlete of the Week nominees for Jan. 10-16. Voting closes at… Continue reading

Kaitlin Hawayek and Jean-Luc Baker compete in the rhythm dance program during the U.S. Figure Skating Championships Friday, Jan. 7, 2022, in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Mark Zaleski)
Local Olympians Baker, Beighton nervously await games with COVID-threat lingering

Jean-Luc Baker and Sean Beighton qualified for the Winter Olympics, but 1 positive COVID test could derail their dreams.

Stanwood's Mack Hepper adds pressure to a shot attempt by Shorecrest's Parker Baumann Thursday evening at Shorecrest High School in Shoreline, Washington on January 13, 2022. The Highlanders won 88-68. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)
Prep basketball weekly update: Storylines from around the area

The Shorecrest boys are firing on all cylinders. Plus, a look at other highlights from last week.

Most Read