Thursday evening practice notes

Practice No. 10 is in the bag for the Seahawks. Lots of two-minute drill stuff at the end of practice which seemed to be a big hit with the fans on hand.

The fans were also treated to a couple of trick plays including a half-back pass from Justin Forsett that worked to perfection, and a hook-and-lateral in the two-minute drill portion of practice.

Today’s practice also had referees on hand for the first time. That’s normal for this time of year, both to get the refs in form for the season, and to force players to pay a little more attention to what they’re doing. Of course the interaction between players and officials is a lot less serious in training camp. There was one funny moment where an official ruled that Nate Burleson did not have control of a catch before going out of the back of the end zone, and the receiver playfully got in the official’s face to state his case. Something tells me he won’t get away with that in a real game.

And here’s your list of players who were out today:

LB Aaron Curry (unsigned), LT Walter Jones (back spasms), WR Deion Branch (knee), CB Marcus Trufant (back), DE Michael Bennett and LB Lance Laury. Both Laury and Bennett were out for the first time, and we’re still waiting for word on what their injuries are.

For those worried about Branch, who is coming off of knee surgery, a team spokesman said he’s simply being given some rest because of a bit of soreness. And at the end of today’s practice, he was jogging off the field at a pretty brisk pace with no sign of a limp.

And finally, a reminder that tomorrow evening’s practice at 6:45 at Husky Stadium is open to the public, not just those who registered ahead of time like you had to do for the open practices here at the team’s practice facility. So if you missed out on signing up for those, tomorrow’s your chance to see the Hawks in action.

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