Seahawks made big plays in preseason

August, 29, 2014
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The Seattle Seahawks had seven plays in the preseason of 40 yards or longer -- two rushing, one passing, two on special teams and two on defense.

Here’s the list:

Earl Thomas: 59-yard punt return against Chicago. Thomas got a hard time from his teammates about being tackled by the punter, Patrick O’Donnell, but he’s probably the fastest punter in the league.

DeShawn Shead: 54-yard pick-six at Oakland. Shead was in the right place to scoop up a pass that cornerback Phillip Adams deflected, making the catch and taking it to the house.

[+] EnlargeRobert Turbin
AP Photo/Stephen BrashearRobert Turbin's 47-yard run against San Diego was the longest play from scrimmage by the Seattle offense in the preseason.
Robert Turbin: 47-yard run against San Diego. On second-and-5 at the Seattle 7, Turbin took a handoff from Russell Wilson and saw open field off the right side, thanks to some solid blocking by right tackle Justin Britt and right guard J.R. Sweezy. It was off to the races before he finally was run down at the San Diego 46.

Percy Harvin: 46-yard return on the opening kickoff against Chicago. Harvin caught the kick seven yards deep in the end zone, but never considered downing it. He headed up the middle, saw an opening to his right and finally was stopped at the Seattle 39.

Terrelle Pryor: 44-yard touchdown run against San Diego. Pryor scrambled to his left, saw an opening, easily ran past a couple of defenders and showed off his speed to reach the end zone.

Jermaine Kearse: 44-yard reception at Oakland. On the first play from scrimmage in the game, Wilson dropped back and threw it deep for Kearse down the right sideline, who made a nice over-the-shoulder grab to the Oakland 36.

Jeremy Lane: 41-yard interception return against Chicago. The Bears had a second-and-goal at the Seattle 12 when Chicago quarterback Jay Cutler made a throw intended for Josh Morgan near the goal line, but Lane picked it off at the 2 and broke several tackles, returning it to the Seattle 43.

Seattle opponents had only two plays of 40 yards or longer, both on returns by Oakland on Thursday night. George Atkinson III had a 45-yard kickoff return and T.J. Carrie had a 45-yard punt return.

Terry Blount

ESPN Seattle Seahawks reporter

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