The Seattle Seahawks may finally be getting healthy, according to a report by Eric Williams. Tuesday's practice saw a few injured players- namely cornerback Walter Thurmond and offensive tackle Russell Okung- go through drills after recovering from ankle injuries.
Thurmond, who has been out for three weeks with an injury to his left ankle, returned to practice on Tuesday. Thurmond was running full speed and doesn't seem to have lost a step due to the injury. The second-year player likely just needs time on the field to work himself back into rhythm.
Okung, who has been dealing with his own ankle injury, was slated to practice today but ended up just doing individual drills. Okung has been doing individuals drills since last Thursday as he continues to nurse his ankle. He is not expected to play in Saturday's game against the Denver Broncos, but he is expected to return to the field soon afterwards.
Meanwhile, Coach Carroll reiterated after practice that Tavaris Jackson is still the starter at quarterback and that Charlie Whitehurst will be the back-up. Jackson did not play well during Seattle's 20-7 preseason loss on Saturday, while Whitehurst played well in the second half and led the team 89 yards for the Seahawks' only score of the day. Saturday's game apparently did not change any of Carroll's plans going forward because Jackson is still Carroll's starting quarterback.
The Seahawks will play their third preseason game this Saturday against the Broncos at 9:00 ET.