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Draft Scout James Carpenter News
09/10/13 - OL James Carpenter played the majority of time at left guard in place of Paul McQuistan. However, Pete Carroll would not say if the University of Alabama product will start against San Francisco.
08/28/13 - OL James Carpenter returned to action after sitting out two weeks with a foot issue, and could play in the team's final preseason game against Oakland.
08/19/13 - OL James Carpenter has a foot issue that could keep him out the rest of the preseason.
08/12/13 - G James Carpenter still is a couple weeks away from returning to the field from a foot injury he suffered last week. It's yet another setback for Carpenter, who has dealt with ongoing knee issues that limited his participation in the team's offseason program.
"It's improving regularly, and we know how the course of it is going to go," coach Pete Carroll said. "So we'll get him back, it's just going to take awhile.
"It's unfortunate for him. It was so good to see him out here on a regular basis, just getting back into his football. So it's frustrating for him."
06/04/13 - Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll reported during an interview with a local radio station that offensive lineman James Carpenter had arthroscopic surgery over a month ago.
Although not specifically stated, it's presumed that Carpenter had an issue addressed with his surgically repaired knee.
"Carp is on the road back," Carroll told 710 ESPN Seattle. "He had a minor, cleanup-surgery done about five, six weeks ago that was extremely successful. I just talked with him this morning (Monday). He feels great. He's making all of the normal progress he's supposed to make. He's going to be battling for us."
Carroll said that Carpenter is a bigger, more dynamic athlete than anyone on the roster at the guard spot, which shows up on the tape.
"He'll roll right through guys," Carroll said. "So when we get Carp back, that's going to be a big deal for us."
A first-round selection for Seattle in the 2011 draft, Carpenter re-injured his surgically repaired knee during the opening series against Chicago last December, and was placed on the reserve/non-football list on Dec. 4, 2012.
Carpenter, 24, made an impressive recovery from ACL reconstructive knee surgery that took place in December of 2011 after the University of Alabama product injured his knee in practice his rookie season.
Carpenter sat out the first three games of 2012 before taking over the starting left guard job at St. Louis. However, Carpenter never looked like his knee was 100 percent in six starts at left guard. He also was inactive for two games last season due to concussion-like symptoms.
Carpenter has not participated in any on-field practices during the team's offseason practices. But when healthy, Carpenter's slated to start at left guard next to left tackle Russell Okung.