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Russell Wilson speaks on offense's progression - August 21, 2013

 
Russell Wilson speaks on offense's progression - August 21, 2013

Quarterback Tarvaris Jackson #7 of the Seattle Seahawks looks to hand off against the Denver Broncos at CenturyLink Field on August 17, 2013 in Seattle, Washington. (Photo by Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images)

by Curtis Crabtree
KJR reporter
Twitter: @Curtis_Crabtree

RENTON - The biggest test of the preseason for the Seattle Seahawks will come this Friday as the team travels to take on the Green Bay Packers.

The starters for both teams will likely play into the third quarter and the strength of the Packers will give Seattle a strong test to continue their preparation leading into the regular season opener against the Carolina Panthers on Sept. 8.

"This is going to be a good game," QB Russell Wilson said. "They’re going to be fired up, and their fans are going to be fired up. So it’s going to be a good test. I know that one of the things that we struggled with last year was playing on the road early, so this is going to be a good test for us and I think that we’ll be up for it."

Wilson and the Seahawks' first-team offense didn't get as much of a chance to play last Saturday against the Denver Broncos as they may have expected because of plays by the defense and special teams units keeping them on the sidelines. However, it's not something Wilson is concerned about.

"That’s perfect," Wilson said. "As long as we’re scoring. I mean if we could score in multiple ways that’s great for us. It’s great for the offense, it’s great for the defense, it’s great for special teams, and it really helped our football team. When we can be explosive in every area of the game it’s tough to beat us."

Ultimately Wilson said he just wants to see the offense continue to progress with each game they play.

--Injury Updates

DT Jesse Williams (knee), FB Michael Robinson (illness), WR Stephen Williams (undisclosed), WR Bryan Walters (hamstring), DT Jordan Hill (arm) and G James Carpenter (foot) sat out practice on Tuesday.

DE Chris Clemons (knee), DT Greg Scruggs (knee), CB Tharold Simon (foot) and WR Percy Harvin (hip) remain on the physically unable to perform list. LB Korey Toomer remains on the non-football injury list.

Head coach Pete Carroll updated some of the injury situations on Monday...

- TE Zach Miller: "We’re going to be careful. If you noticed he was involved in the early part of practice, but we kept him out of team periods and all of that. We’re going to go one game at a time. We’re still, for the long run, shooting for the opener, and we’ll see how that works out."

- DT Tony McDaniel & DE Cliff Avril: "Tony is really important in the competition. We said a long time ago that it’s going to take a long time so we need to see him in these next two weeks. So he was really anxious about getting back out there, so hopefully he’ll show some good things. And with Cliff, it’s just a matter of time of when he can get back to full speed. We think that he can definitely be a factor. We’ve seen a lot of film, and he should fit us well. But, we haven’t seen him on our practice field much at all."

- LB Bruce Irvin: "Bruce got some work today. He was back on the practice field. We kept him out of the team drills. He got a lot of work during the individual part of practice, and if he responds well we’ll give him more tomorrow."

- RB Christine Michael: "He’s not back full-go, but he did take a few snaps in the team period. We’re trying to get him back into the flow of things. He practiced in the early period, so we’ll see how he handles it tomorrow. All of those guys who came back today, we didn’t shove anybody with a full-go workload. We want to see how they respond and see if we can get them one day closer to game time."

--Practice Notes

QB Tarvaris Jackson made perhaps one of the best throws of training camp during Monday's practice. Jackson flicked a ball on a line about 60 yards downfield to hit WR Doug Baldwin in stride for a touchdown.

CB Antoine Winfield sat out the latter stages of practice with an ice wrap on his left knee. CB Richard Sherman also appeared to be favoring his foot after breaking up a pass to WR Golden Tate in the end zone.

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