The Seahawks opened their mandatory minicamp Tuesday, and an opportunity to speak with head coach Pete Carroll for the first time since May 29 brought updates for several injured players.

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Four 2019 draft picks are either non-participants or limiting workouts: Safety Marquise Blair, running back Travis Homer, linebacker Ben Burr-Kirven, and wide receiver Gary Jennings.

Blair, who suffered a hamstring injury just over a week ago, was sidelined Tuesday. So too was Burr-Kirven, whom Carroll revealed underwent surgery to repair a sports hernia six weeks ago. Homer (hamstring) was able to do some running after sitting out Seattle’s last open OTA practice, and Jennings (hamstring) also took part in drills after sitting out May’s rookie camp and most of OTAs.

Also seeing increased work was defensive tackle Jarran Reed. The fourth-year pro, who recorded a career-high 10 sacks last season for Seattle, practiced with the team for the first time since undergoing surgery to repair a sports hernia in late April.

“That’s the first chance he’s had to get back out there,” Carroll said of Reed’s return. “He’s been working a lot and conditioning on the side to make sure he’s coming along. Just the fact that he was out there, it was fun to see him out.”

Mike Iupati will miss all three days of minicamp with a sprained foot, but the decision to hold him back appears to be mostly precautionary.

“He’s OK,” Carroll told reporters.

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