Seahawks Say OT James Carpenter Is 'Definitely Going To Play This Year'

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  1. SRW

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    James Carpenter may not be on the Seahawks' 53-man roster when the season begins.

    He will be back on the field at some point this year, which constitutes progress in his recovery from the season-ending knee injury he suffered after nine games last season.

    "He has busted his tail to get back," coach Pete Carroll said, "and we're really, really excited. He's definitely going to play this year. He's definitely going to play. We didn't know that as he went into even July. We weren't sure. But we know that now he's going to play once he's going to get back in and gets his weeks in."

    Carpenter was Seattle's first-round draft choice in 2011, selected No. 25 overall. He suffered a torn knee ligament during a blocking drill in practice three days after the team's victory over the Baltimore Ravens.

    The knee injury was severe enough -- and occurred so late in the year -- there was some question he would be available to play this year.

    "We were kind of concerned about him not making early progress in the recovery program," Carroll said. "But he just kind of jumped about six weeks ago, and he's doing a very rigorous workout -- long spells of work on the field -- we're trying to simulate the time that he would practice so three days of week of hard practicing and one more day of really hard work. He's handling it well."

    Source: Seattle Times

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