RENTON -- After struggling with accuracy during the first week of camp, Russell Wilson clearly had his best day of practice so far on Sunday.
Wilson had been average to downright poor from an accuracy standpoint over the previous several days. Overthrows, underthrows, failing to lead a receiver away from a defender and just a general lack of precision plagued Wilson, especially through the middle of last week.
Sunday was a different story.
In the seven-on-seven period alone, Wilson led Jermaine Kearse perfectly on a throw over the middle, connected with Kasen Williams on a streak up the sideline against Demetrius McCray and hit J.D. McKissic on a throw up the sideline against linebacker Dewey McDonald.
He came back in the full team period and managed to throw a strike to rookie David Moore for a touchdown after escaping the pocket and throwing on the run to his left. Moore was covered well and Wilson fit the ball into a tight window.
It helps erase moments from last week where Wilson couldn't hit target.
During one-on-one drills, running back Mike Davis had beaten McDonald and was running free only to have Wilson underthrow him by several yards.
In a team period, Wilson airmailed a throw to Alex Collins in the flat that Collins could barely get his fingers on and it sailed out of bounds. Then in red zone drills, Jimmy Graham had to pick an underthrown ball out of Jordan Simone's back pocket when the placement should have been high and outside.
Wilson looks physically back to his form of prior seasons. He's moving like the pre-2016 version of himself once again. The accuracy seems to be returning to form as well.
News & Notes:
-- Defensive end Frank Clark and tackle Germain Ifedi missed another day of practice after being involved in a fight at practice on Thursday.
Clark was sent off and Ifedi was left while being attended to by trainers after Clark punched Ifedi in the face during a melee sparked by defensive tackle Rodney Coe tossing center Will Pericak into a water dispenser.The curious aspect of the situation is Clark is now wearing a brace on his left knee, which wasn't present in the previous practices before the altercation on Thursday.
"It's a disciplinary action," defensive coordinator Kris Richard said of Clark's absence on Friday. "You earn the right to be out here on the field with us and you earn the right to come out here and compete and, again, any decision that are going to be detrimental to us, certainly we have to handle this internally."
Meanwhile, Ifedi has not practiced either. Rookie Ethan Pocic has taken the majority of reps at right tackle in Ifedi's place in the past several days.
"We're handling that with our people here and letting the medical people and the coach decide what to do," offensive line coach Tom Cable said of Ifedi.
The bottom line is a silly altercation in early August has potentially left two significant contributors injured and missing time. Not a good look all around.
"We just have to make sure we maintain our discipline," Richard said. "We're a team. We're in this together and those selfish decisions collectively hurt us all."
-- Defensive ends Malik McDowell (ATV accident) and Dion Jordan (knee) remain on the non-football injury list. Cornerback DeShawn Shead (knee) and tackle Justin Senior (knee) are still on the physically unable to perform list.
-- Players that did not participate in practice on Sunday: Cornerback Jeremy Lane, safety Delano Hill, defensive end Marcus Smith, defensive tackle Jarran Reed, linebacker D.J. Alexander, running back Mike Davis, receiver Kenny Lawler and tackle Robert Myers.
-- With Myers out with an injury, the Seahawks signed tackle Darrell Brown and released safety Jordan Simone.
Photo Credit: ATLANTA, GA - JANUARY 14: Russell Wilson #3 of the Seattle Seahawks passes the ball agianst the Atlanta Falcons at the Georgia Dome on January 14, 2017 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)
Photo Credit 2: Seahawks defensive end Frank Clark watches practice as he sits out due to an apparent knee injury. (photo by Curtis Crabtree/Sports Radio 950 KJR)