Kam Chancellor #31 of the Seattle Seahawks speaks to the media during an availability January 29, 2014 in Jersey City, New Jersey. The Denver Broncos and Seattle Seahawks will meet at Super Bowl XLVIII at Metlife Stadium on February 2, 2014. (Photo by Jeff Zelevansky/Getty Images)

by Curtis Crabtree
KJR reporter
Twitter: @Curtis_Crabtree

RENTON - A pair of Seattle Seahawks are working their way back onto the practice field after having surgeries this offseason.

Safety Kam Chancellor and left tackle Russell Okung both have returned to limited participation in practice this week after missing the early stages of training camp while rehabbing their injuries.

Both players have taken part in team walkthroughs and even gone through warmups in the early stages of practice, but hadn't taken part in any workouts until the past few days.

Chancellor had surgery to repair a bothersome hip, which has been troubling him for several years now dating back to his time in college at Virginia Tech. After 5-6 years of playing through the pain, Chancellor felt the time was right to get it addressed.

"It's something I dealt with for a while," Chancellor said. "Some of the pain I fought through it, but now it's good.

"I'm on schedule for where I want to be. I feel like I'm getting healthy. I feel I'm on a perfect schedule to get right back on the field and ready to go."

Okung missed eight games last season due to his injured foot. While he returned in Novemeber for the remainder of the season, the foot still was an issue this offseason. Head coach Pete Carroll though Okung could possibly avoid having to get the foot operated on, but ultimately the team decided it was the course of action.

"We just got to sit down with the coaches and the training staff and we just thought it was my best move going forward. We didn’t really want to struggle with it anymore," Okung said.

"I’m feeling pretty good. It’s great to be back out here after a really long offseason, at least to me. Now that I’m on my path to recovery, I’m just very grateful to be out here."

Roster Moves:

The Seahawks waived/injured safety Dion Bailey after the rookie undrafted free agent signing suffered a significant ankle sprain during practice on Saturday.

In his place, the Seahawks added cornerback Trey Wolfe to their active roster. Wolfe joined the practice after it was already in session. Wolfe participated in the team's rookie mini-camp in May as a tryout player.

Injury Updates:


Linebackers Bruce Irvin (hip) and Korey Toomer (hamstring) remain on the physically unable to perform list. Cornerback Eric Pinkins (Lisfranc) remains on the non-football injury list.


Receiver Kevin Norwood remains sidelined with a foot injury and doesn't appear to be close to returning at this stage.


Linebackers Malcolm Smith (ankle) and Bobby Wagner (hamstring) remained sidelined. Smith has yet to practice in training camp but is participating in team walkthroughs. Wagner has a strained hamstring which will keep him out a while longer.


Guard James Carpenter returned to limited participation in practice after missing the last several days due to a tight calf. He did not appear to take part in any team drills.


Receiver Paul Richardson was no longer wearing his red "no-contact" jersey after suffering a "banged" shoulder on Saturday.


Defensive tackles Jordan Hill (undisclosed), Tony McDaniel (undisclosed) and Jimmy Staten (hamstring/knee), cornerback Akeem Auguste (left leg), linebacker Kevin Pierre-Louis (oblique) and safety DeShawn Shead (undisclosed) also did not practice on Tuesday.


Receiver Phil Bates was back at practice after leaving Monday's session due to an illness.

Receiver David Gilreath hasn't been on the practice field the last few days. No reason has been given for absences.


Running back Marshawn Lynch saw his workload increase on Tuesday.

Lynch participated in 9-on-7 rushing drills and some full team drills as the team slowly eases him back into the offense. Lynch showed his typical burst, blasting through the line of scrimmage for a big gain in rushing drills.

Quarterback Russell Wilson connected with receiver Percy Harvin for a 50-yard touchdown behind safeties Steven Terrell and Terrance Parks.

Quarterback Tarvaris Jackson threw a nice pass to tight end Cooper Helfet for a touchdown on the first snap of a redzone possession.  Helfet ran past linebacker Horace Miller and hauled in a perfect pass from Jackson for the score on a seam route.

Linebacker K.J. Wright had a pair of interceptions.

The practice wrapped with a fake field goal attempt that saw punter Jon Ryan rollout right and attempt to throw a pass to kicker Steven Hauschka in the back left corner of the endzone. It was intercepted by cornerback Tharold Simon.