TIM BOOTH, AP Sports Writer
RENTON, Wash. (AP) — The workout took place at the Seattle Seahawks facility and was the same type of testing any would-be free agent looking to join the club would go through.
Yet, this wasn’t a free agent being examined. It was Chris Clemons undergoing scrutiny to see if the Seahawks’ sack leader for the last three seasons would be ready to return from a torn ACL in his left knee early in the 2013 season, or if Seattle needed to be even more patient with his return.
The Seahawks knew at that point that they would get Clemons back on the field sooner rather than later. There would be no need for Clemons to start the season on the physically unable to perform list and delay his return by another six-plus weeks.
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