Wednesday, October 15, 2003
Former first-round pick returns to practice
KIRKLAND, Wash. -- Defensive end Lamar King joined the
Seattle Seahawks in practice Wednesday for the first time this
season, putting him closer to a full return after offseason knee
"I'm just going out there, trying to get healthy and working
hard," King said. "Mentally, I'm just trying to get the
continuity going and get used to playing with the pads on."
King was Seattle's first-round draft pick in 1999 -- the 22nd
overall selection. The Saginaw Valley State star was the first
Seahawks player chosen by Mike Holmgren in his former capacity as
general manager. Holmgren is now just the team's coach, rather than
wearing both hats.
King's career has been limited by injuries. He played in 12
games last season before being sidelined by a microfracture in his
left knee. He remains on the physically unable to perform list.
"I feel great," King said. "Last year, I was playing at a
disadvantage. Now that I'm healthy, I'm just trying to put it all