Outside linebacker O'Brien Schofield #50 of the Arizona Cardinals celebrates after forcing quarterback Michael Vick #7 of the Philadelphia Eagles to throw an incomplete pass during the thrid quarter of the NFL game at the University of Phoenix Stadium on September 23, 2012 in Glendale, Arizona. The Cardinals defeated the Eagles 27-6. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)
by Curtis Crabtree
RENTON - The Seattle Seahawks were finally able to put on shoulder pads Saturday for the first time since the playoff loss to the Atlanta Falcons in January.
The team has yet to work out in full pads but will be able to fully suit up in the coming days.
Seven players remained on the PUP and NFI lists for Saturday's practice. WR Percy Harvin (hip), DE Chris Clemons (knee), DT Greg Scruggs (knee), CB Tharold Simon (foot), TE Zach Miller (foot) and RB Robert Turbin (foot) remain on the physically unable to perform list. LB Korey Toomer (knee) remains on the non-football injury list.
In addition, three players sat out Saturday's practice with the team. FB Michael Robinson (ankle) and LB Heath Farwell (back) missed their second straight day of practice. Robinson has a sore ankle that surfaced after the first day of practice. Farwell is dealing with back spasms and should be back in a couple days.
DT Jesse Williams was also rested after have a minor tweak of his knee on Friday.
Carroll updated the situation with Harvin as he seeks a second opinion on his injured hip early next week.
He said there is a wide range of paths the injury with Harvin could travel down depending on the word from the second opinion in New York on Tuesday.
"We are just going to have to wait and see and it’s everything that he might be to come back and be ready to go," Carroll said. "There may be some procedures that are needed to take place. There are a number of different ways that that could happen in the lengths of the recovery and what has to take place. So it’s uncertain right now."
Carroll said that surgery wouldn't necessarily be a season-ending proposition for Harvin if it came to that. It would be dependent on the procedure needed to correct the injury. He also said that S Kam Chancellor played through a similar injury last season.
"We know that there’s a chance that it could be alright so we just keep our fingers crossed, we’re pretty optimistically minded around here, and we try to take as much time as we need to make a really good decision to take care of him in the best way possible," Carroll said.
--New Face to Join Seahawks
The Seahawks have made an addition to the roster as well following Saturday's workout. The team claimed LB O'Brien Schofield off waivers from the Arizona Cardinals.
The team announced the release of T Jake Bscherer to clear a space for Schofield on their roster.
Our full write-up on the acquisition of Schofield is available here.
--Practice News & Notes
WR Golden Tate continues to show up during practice. For the second time in three days he hauled in a reception over tight coverage from CB Brandon Browner. Tate blossomed last season and appears set to pick up right where he left off.
RB Christine Michael has had some extra carries head his direction with Turbin on the PUP list. He managed to break a lengthy run up the sideline during practice where he showed off his speed.
CB Tharold Simon is going to have a very difficult time making this roster unless he's able to get on the practice field sometime soon. Simon has practice just twice - both in the team's rookie mini-camp in May - before injuring his foot and being forced to sit out. Simon is still unable to run at this stage and doesn't seem close to practicing. With cornerback perhaps the deepest position on the team his chances are dwindling by the day.