With Richard Sherman and Brandon Browner facing possible suspensions next week, the Hawks also might lose Red Bryant to plantar fasciitis and/or Leroy Hill to a bum ankle.
After missing almost two full games with a concussion, the linebacker is expected to bring back some missing leadership to Seattle’s defense. Said coach Pete Carroll: “It’s a big boost for us to get him back out there.”
James Carpenter returned to practice after missing the last two games with a concussion, but will he or John Moffitt start between Russell Okung and Max Unger?
The Hawks have not had any major injuries, but their offense has never been at full strength and their defense was wearing down as their bye week approached. With a week off, though, they should be ready to go with the full roster.
Seattle Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch now has run for 1,946 yards in his last 19 games and is on pace for a career-high 1,608 yards this season — quite a switch from the 836 rushing yards he had in his first 18 games in Seattle.
K.J. Wright will be the first starter to miss a game, while left guard James Carpenter also will miss the game against the Jets.
The Seattle Seahawks released little-used wide receiver Charly Martin on Tuesday, seemingly making room for cornerback Walter Thurmond to come off the Physically Unable to Perform list.
After missing the Detroit game with a high ankle sprain, an injury that typically shelves players for a month or longer, the second-year receiver appears ready to go this week.
Coach Pete Carroll said they know whether they will activate cornerback Walter Thurmond from the PUP list, but the coach did not reveal the decision.
The Seattle Seahawks and Detroit Lions have been familiar trade partners over the last three years. In 2010, the Lions had six former Hawks on the team, and they still have four: Nate Burleson, Rob Sims, Lawrence Jackson and Will Heller.