RENTON, Wash. — There might have been a little consternation among outsiders when Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch skipped the first week of organized training activities.
But cornerback Richard Sherman said there was no angst in the locker room over the absence of Lynch.
So when Lynch returned Tuesday as the Seahawks began their second week of OTAs, Sherman said it was no big deal.
“We weren’t too worried about him,” Sherman said. “You know he’s a great competitor, great athlete, great leader on this team. You knew wherever he was, he was working hard and doing whatever he could for this ballclub. Until September, we’re not too worried about what 24 is doing.”
The OTAs are voluntary, but Lynch had been the only healthy player to miss the workouts last week.
At the time, Seahawks coach Pete Carroll said he thought Lynch would show up eventually, adding, “He’s in very good shape. He’s working on an intense program in his area and he is benefiting from it.”
Lynch resumed his usual spot working with the No. 1 offense at tailback during Tuesday’s drills.
Seattle will have two more workouts this week (sessions that are closed to the media) and concludes OTAs on June 6.
Moffitt out because of court date
The only healthy player missing Tuesday was third-year guard John Moffitt, who was in a Bellevue court for a hearing related to two incidents last year in which he was charged with misdemeanor criminal trespassing and obstruction.
While official details of the incident were unavailable Tuesday, Moffitt’s agent, Mike George, called it “one of those college-type things that would happen in the movies.”
George said Moffitt received an initial charge, which according to court records occurred in June 2012, was for urinating in public at Bellevue Square. George said the incident happened late at night and Moffitt went to a wall in back and thought he was out of view. Instead, he said a security guard happened to see it and ordered Moffitt not to go back on mall property for a year.
George said a couple months later, Moffitt went to a restaurant in a different area that Moffitt did not know was on the same property. When the security guard spotted him, George said, Moffitt was cited for trespassing.
Moffitt has another court date June 14.
Hawks waive injured McCoy
The Seahawks announced a move Tuesday with injured tight end Anthony McCoy. The official designation is waived/injured, which means McCoy can be claimed by another team, while letting them know he is injured. If no team claims him, the Seahawks can place McCoy on injured reserve and retain his rights.
McCoy suffered an Achilles tendon injury last week that could cause him to miss up to nine months.
• The Seahawks announced they had signed undrafted free-agent tackle Jake Bscherer. Bscherer spent three years at Wisconsin before transferring to Minnesota-Duluth for his senior season. He took part in Seattle’s rookie minicamp from May 10-12.
• Sherman created some literal waves earlier this month when he rode his jet ski near the Seahawks facility to watch a little of the team’s rookie minicamp.
“That was so I could watch practice because they wouldn’t let us watch practice from here (the team’s practice facility),” Sherman said Tuesday. “That was the only way I could do it. I came out here last year and watched the rookies. This year they all of the sudden made a rule where you couldn’t come out and watch the rookies. I was coming out to see them, and then somehow it still made news. (laughing) Can’t do anything these days.”