After shutting down Cam Newton and the explosive Carolina Panthers, holding them to 190 yards and three points, Seattle now ranks No. 1 in the league in yards allowed and No. 2 in scoring defense.
The Seattle Seahawks drafted Bobby Wagner in the second round for his 4.68 speed and hoped he would be able to step right in as the replacement for David Hawthorne, another undersized middle linebacker. So far, so good.
With right guard John Moffitt doubtful because of a knee injury and 2011 first-round pick James Carpenter expected to play for the first time this season, it looks like the Seahawks will roll out their fourth line combination in four games.
The Seattle Seahawks have re-signed linebackers Leroy Hill and Matt McCoy to one-year deals.