Reporting Bill Swartz
Mixed injury news started off Wednesday’s Pete Carroll Press conference. Center Max Unger returned to practice after missing last Sunday’s Houston game with a triceps injury. Starting right tackle Breno Giacomini is still in New York recovering from surgery to remove loose particles from his sore knee. That means rookie Michael Bowie continues to start on the offensive line this Sunday at Indianapolis.
Another prominent story-line is the return of defensive end/ linebacker Bruce Irvin from his 4 game suspension for violating the NFL’s performance enhancing drug policy. Irvin told reporters his huge smile sums up his feelings of being back with teammates. How Seattle coaches use Irvin is also a topic of discussion.
During summer training camp he spent most of the plays as the SAM linebacker. Irvin says the coaching staff will keep his duties simple when it comes to pass coverage, or rushing the quarterback.
Defensive tackle Jordan Hill is taking on more work in team drills. The rookie from Penn State has not played in any regular season games due to an arm injury.
Running back Spencer Ware remains out of action as he recovers from a high ankle sprain.
Seattle and rival San Francisco were involved in companion roster moves today. The 49-ers released young quarterback B.J. Daniels, with hopes of sneaking him back on the practice roster. That was after San Francisco acquired veteran passer John Skelton to compete for the second string job against Colt McCoy.
The Seahawks jumped at the chance to sign Daniels, and cleared room in their roster by waiving rookie linebacker John Lotulelei.
Kicker Steven Hauschka is the NFC special teams player of the week for his game-winning field goal to beat Houston in overtime. Hauschka appeared on 1090thefan, and said he owes the honor to his holder Jon Ryan and long snapper Clint Gresham.
Bill Swartz, 1090TheFan
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