by Curtis Crabtree
RENTON - With their first preseason game upcoming this week, head coach Pete Carroll had the Seattle Seahawks work through a mock game during practice on Saturday.
The session included a 10-minute halftime and allowed the team to work on several game situations.
"We wanted to play hard, run hard today and get a lot of good work in preparation for Thursday's ballgame coming up," Carroll said. "This was the last big day to get that done and I think we accomplished that."
The most notable play of the session happened with time winding down in the first half of the mock game.
Quarterback Russell Wilson led the offense down field with a two-minute drive to get to the defense's 10-yard line.
Wilson connected with receiver Jermaine Kearse and tight end Zach Miller to move toward midfield. Wilson then hit Phil Bates for a big gain down the sideline over cornerback Phillip Adams.
Wilson then tried to thread a pass through to Kearse in the back of the end zone despite tight coverage. Wilson was trying to draw a pass interference call on the play with the throw, but the pass deflected of Kearse's back and into the air.
Defenders swarmed as the ball tumbled through the air. However, Wilson followed the ball and dove after the pass as it was intercepted by safety Terrance Parks.
It was a fairly risky play for a player wearing a red no-contact jersey.
"I was going to catch it," Wilson said. "I had it. I was going to catch it and then Terrance Parks made a great play. He dove for it so I turned my body so I wouldn't get hit."
While Carroll wanted to create a realistic game simulation, he still wasn't thrilled at the notion of his starting quarterback putting himself in harm's way in a practice setting.
"He's competing," Carroll said with a wry smile. "We'll talk about it later."
Michael Bowie waived/injured with shoulder injury:
The Seahawks waived/injured tackle Michael Bowie on Saturday after it was determined his injured shoulder would require surgery.
"He's going to have to get some work on his shoulder. It's just coming out today," Carroll said. "He has a significant shoulder injury that's going to come up, so we're going to miss him."
Bowie started eight game for Seattle as a rookie last season, with seven starts coming at right tackle and one at guard. He entered training camp as the favorite to win the starting job over second-round pick Justin Britt.
However, Bowie practiced just one day before the shoulder injury forced him to the sidelines.
The team added veteran Eric Winston last week as Bowie was struggling to get back on the field from the injury. He will know compete with Britt for the starting job at right tackle.
Bowie is expected to miss 4-6 months after surgery. He will revert to the team's injured reserve list if he clears waivers. Seattle claimed tackle Cory Brandon off waivers from the Arizona Cardinals to fill Bowie's spot on the team's 90-man roster.
Fullback Kiero Small was the only member of Seattle's 2014 draft class to finish practice on Saturday.
Receiver Paul Richardson (shoulder), tackle Justin Britt (shoulder), defensive end Cassius Marsh (groin), defensive tackle Jimmy Staten (knee/hamstring), linebacker Kevin Pierre-Louis (oblique) and receiver Kevin Norwood (foot) are all dealing with various ailments.
Richardson and Marsh are expected back at practice on Monday.
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.
Pinkins was seen on crutches at the end of practice and certainly doesn't appear to be anywhere close to being able to get on the field.
Linebacker Malcolm Smith (ankle), safety Kam Chancellor (hip) and tackle Russell Okung (foot) remain sidelined after offseason surgeries.
Receiver David Gilreath did not appear to be in attendance. Running back Marshawn Lynch did not participate after reporting to training camp on Thursday.
Linebacker Bobby Wagner (hamstring) and guard James Carpenter also remained sidelined.
Safety Dion Bailey injured his ankle in practice. X-rays were negative. Carroll said they believe it's a sprained ankle.
Mock Game Highlights:
- Linebacker Horace Miller made a nice play to stop receiver Percy Harvin on a fly-sweep. Miller also deflected a pass intended for Doug Baldwin.
- Eric Winston replaced Justin Britt with the first-team offensive line after the first series of the practice. Britt has a shoulder issue, according to Carroll.
- Russell Wilson connected with Percy Harvin on a wheel route for a big gain against cornerback Terrell Thomas and safety Stephen Terrell.
- Terrelle Pryor fit a ball into a tight window to receiver Bryan Walters that was nearly intercepted by safety Earl Thomas.
- Defensive lineman Greg Scruggs did a nice job maintaining contain on a run play to force Robert Turbin to cut back inside to his help.
- Defensive end Benson Mayowa stuffed Russell Wilson on a zone-read keeper. (no, he didn't hit Wilson)
Photo Credit: Tackle Michael Bowie #73 of the Seattle Seahawks runs through a drill during Rookie Camp at the Virginia Mason Athletic Center on May 11, 2013 in Renton, Washington. (Photo by Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images)