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Danny O'Neil covers the Seahawks for The Seattle Times.

August 3, 2010 at 4:28 PM

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Camp Carroll: Day 4

Posted by Danny O'Neil

Camp Carroll: Day 4
One practice | Full pads

Linebacker Aaron Curry missed his third day of practice as coach Pete Carroll had expected. He'll probably be back on Thursday when the team resumes practice after the players get Wednesay off. Lofa Tatupu was at practice, but just watched for the most part. He didn't wear shoulder pads.

The Seahawks have brought high-school officials in to monitor practice for infractions, leading to a very reaction after cornerback Josh Wilson collided with receiver T.J. Houshmandzadeh. The result was Houshmandzadeh was knocked off his route, nearly falling. The official threw the flag for illegal contact. When Wilson saw the flag he expressed his protest, "He ran into me."

Golden Tate continues to stand out. During a one-on-one drill, he just ran by safety Jamar Adams for a scoring reception. Later, during an 11-on-11 team drill, he got behind backup cornerback Roy Lewis to catch a scoring pass from Matt Hasselbeck. After the catch, Tate handed the ball to a fan watching.

"Golden Tate just makes plays," Hasselbeck said after practice. "I know they're on him to be a little more disciplined in his route-running and attention to detail and those kinds of things, but he just makes plays."

Hasselbeck was asked about rookie Russell Okung, who is now only one of two first-round picks who is unsigned. As a leader of the offense, Hasselbeck was asked if the opinion now is that Okung just needs to get into camp.

"For me, as a sixth-round pick, that's not my world. Probably some of the guys that were first-round picks can empathize more. I'm not there. That's not me. Like I've said many times, I felt like I should have been playing them to let me be there, I was so excited. But I'm obviously very biased against first-rounders. I always have been."

So what's that bias based upon?

"Jealousy," Hasselbeck said. "Just jealousy. The Trent Dilfers. Now, the J.P. Losmans. The guys that have been around. Just pure jealousy."

• Things came close to the first official scrape of practice. Tate made a catch, but ended up on the ground after a hit from a defender, which appeared to be defensive tackle Kevin Vickerson. Max Unger was among the linemen who took umbrage.

Leroy Hill had perhaps the biggest hit of the practice, clobbering fullback Ryan Powdrell during a one-on-one passing drill. Also, Lawyer Milloy had quite a hit on Kole Heckendorf.

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