Ito Smith (concussion) is practicing and returning kicks in a black non-contact jersey.
It appears that Ito Smith is still in the concussion protocol but practicing on Thursday is a good sign that he will be cleared soon. His presence would lower Devonta Freeman's upside against the Titans this week.
With Rashaad Penny most likely starting the season on the PUP list and Chris Carson also coming off an injury, it appears Seattle felt the need to bring in some reinforcement to their backfield. Carlos Hyde posted 1,070 and six touchdowns with the Texans last year and will turn 30 years old at the start of the 2020 season.