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Draft Scout James Carpenter News
10/27/14 - G James Carpenter missed some time Sunday with back spasms but Carroll said he "felt OK" Monday.
07/30/14 - LG James Carpenter again impressed early in camp with his improved shape and stamina and has secured the starting spot. Carpenter was the team's first pick in 2011 and while he has started 26 games, he has been viewed as not quite living up to his draft standing due in part to issues with his weight and knees. But his knees are healthy now and the weight has come down.
06/18/14 - OL James Carpenter grabbed a solid hold of the starting left guard spot after splitting time there last season with Paul McQuistan, who since signed with the Cleveland Browns.
Carpenter, the Seahawks' first-round pick in 2011, said a running program helped him lose about 15 pounds to get down to 327 and that he feels as good as he has at this point in a year in quite a while. This is regarded as a make-or-break year for Carpenter after the team declined to pick up his 2015 option that could have paid him more than $7 million.
01/25/14 - LG James Carpenter got the start in the NFC title game against the 49ers after rookie Michael Bowie had gotten the start the previous week against the Saints. Coaches are vague about who will start in the Super Bowl. But it would be little surprise if they stuck with Carpenter, in a rotation with Paul McQuistan, since they cited experience and handling the moment as a reason for why they went back to Carpenter and McQuistan in the NFC title game.
01/20/14 - LG James Carpenter got the start as Seattle again shook up its offensive line, going back to the rotation of Carpenter and Paul McQuistan at left guard in place of rookie Michael Bowie, who went from starter to inactive. Coach Pete Carroll said the position would be re-evaluated again this week. While Bowie played every snap of the playoff win over the Saints, Carroll said they preferred to go with experienced players against the 49ers.