What to do with Seahawks LB Leroy Hill? After all, he’s been hit with a one-game suspension to open the season, and he’s facing assault charges in Issaquah, Wash., that could lead to more games missed. Well, if you’re Seattle, you demote him to the third team.
That’s exactly what the coaching staff did Saturday when the Seahawks opened camp. According to the Seattle Times , David Hawthorne played weakside LB with the first team, much as he’s done all offseason, and when he moved to the middle to replace Lofa Tatupu later in the day, Will Herring replaced Hawthorne.
Hill, who will be in court Aug. 20 for a pretrial hearing, is owed $8 million this year, but right now, it’s iffy if Seattle will opt to keep him around.
"I don't think it's any question that it's a distraction for him," coach Pete Carroll told reporters. "It's something that he has to deal with to some extent, but he's working really hard. I think this is good for him to be here and taking care of his business, and then we'll see what happens. We don't know what the result of this is, and then we'll deal with it when we have the information."
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