by Curtis Crabtree
RENTON - For the first time in a full calendar year CB Walter Thurmond was back on a field with the Seattle Seahawks.
Thurmond spent the first six weeks of the season on the physically unable to perform list after suffering a fractured fibula in a loss to the Cleveland Browns last October. The injury ended Thurmond's season and forced him to undergo surgery. Thurmond then suffered a setback when he refractured his leg in March and had to have a second sugery on his leg.
"If I didn't refracture it, I would have been back already," Thurmond said. "It was the exact same rehab and getting back into shape and everything so I had to do it twice. That wasn't fun at all."
It's kept Thurmond from being able to return as soon as he would have liked.
"I wish I would have had the ACL again cause that was a straight through injury," Thurmond joked. "...It's just good to be back at the end of the day."
Head coach Pete Carroll didn't say when he expects Thurmond to be able to get back into a game. For the moment, the team intends to take it week-by-week with Thurmond. He can remain on the PUP list for another two weeks before the team has to make a decision to activate him, place him on injured reserve or release him.
G John Moffitt also was back at practice for the first time in four weeks after suffering a knee injury against the Green Bay Packers.
WR Doug Baldwin was held out of Monday's practice after suffering a sprained ankle against the San Francisco 49ers on Thursday night. Carroll wouldn't give an update as to whether he is expected to play next Sunday against Detroit, but said overall they are looking pretty good health-wise.
CB Brandon Browner responded to comments from 49ers head coach Jim Harbaugh following the 13-6 loss to San Francisco on Thursday. Harbaugh had complained about the physicality of the Seahawks cornerbacks and that they weren't called for enough penalties.
"It's obnoxious to me to be honest," Browner said of Harbaugh. "You won the football game. We play a physical sport. You guys beat us."
The Seahawks practice was a "bonus one" as Carroll called it. It gave them the opportunity to do a little game-plan work for the Detroit Lions but mainly focused on their own concepts during the practice. Carroll gave the team a homework assignment of watching the Monday night game between Detroit and the Chicago Bears. They play Detroit in six days and Chicago the first week of December.