Pete Carroll comments on rookie Devon Witherspoon’s progress

Updates regarding Seattle Seahawks rookie cornerback Devon Witherspoon and his hamstring injury continue to be a topic of discussion for local media.

The injury, which kept Witherspoon out of preseason play, is being tended to day-to-day by team trainers. Head coach Pete Carroll has decided to play it safe and allow Witherspoon to heal by sitting him for all three exhibition matches. Even still, he is expected to practice again this week according to Carroll, who shared the following on Witherspoon’s progress with the media, per Mike Dugar at the Athletic.

“He’s flying. He’s going. But, there’s a lot more to it than that. It’s the conditioning level he can maintain and hold up with the workload of practices. We’ve got to figure that out.”

Whether fans will see Witherspoon Week 1 when the Seahawks host the Los Angeles Rams is still uncertain. Obviously, caution is the right approach for Witherspoon, who’s so young in his career.

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Seattle’s depth on defense should allow Witherspoon as much time as he needs to recover as defensive coordinator Clint Hurtt may deploy some dynamic blitzing to accommodate for the absence in the secondary.

Witherspoon signed a four-year $31.86 million contract in July that included a $20.17 million signing bonus. The Seahawks are very invested in Witherspoon and are handling his recovery the right way.

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