Rookie Dee Eskridge finally returns to practice after Week 1 concussion

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The Seattle Seahawks designated three players to return to practice from the injured reserve on Monday, one of them being rookie wide receiver Dee Eskridge. Eskridge sustained a concussion in the Seahawks’ season opener and has remained on the IR ever since.

During his Monday afternoon press conference, coach Pete Carroll was asked how Eskridge looked on his first day back

I can’t tell you that right now,” Carroll told reporters. “He looked good running around today and that is all I know. Let’s see where he is tomorrow and the next day. These guys haven’t been here in a while, they’ve been working out hard, but they deserve a chance to get re-acclimated to football.

“In particular with a new guy, he hasn’t played very much with us, so let’s see.”

Eskridge, like Russell Wilson and Nigel Warrior who also returned to practice, will have to be activated back to the 53-man roster before he can appear in a game. With no plan to rush the rookie back, Carroll is just excited to see what his draft pick can do this season.

“He always does things well,” Carroll said. “He looks good, he’s explosive, he’s fast, he catches the ball, he’s quick, shifty, and all of that. Let’s see what happens and this was just a preliminary day of work, so I can’t take much away from that yet.”

Eskridge and the rest of the Seahawks have an off day before returning to practice on Wednesday to ready themselves to face the Packers on Sunday.

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