The second-year linebacker played well in a spot start for Hill last week and figures to play a lot this week — whether he starts or not.
Arizona Cardinals wide receiver Fitzgerald is stuck on the worst offense in the NFL and on a team that has lost eight straight games. While the Seattle Seahawks are a little shorthanded in the secondary, they are 5-0 at home and Russell Wilson has learned a lot since that first loss in Arizona.
The Seattle Seahawks are down two of their top three corners this week, and could be without all three as soon as next week, leaving Walter Thurmond and a bunch of young guys to hold up the back end.
Seattle Seahawks offensive lineman Carpenter, whose knee is bothering him, was placed on the reserve/non-football illness list, and little-used wide receiver Braylon Edwards was waived/injured.
Richard Sherman and Brandon Browner — facing league suspensions — will play in Chicago on Sunday, but Marcus Trufant, Red Bryant and Leroy Hill might not.
Seattle Seahawks’ elder statesman Marcus Trufant figures to move from nickel back to starting cornerback if/when Richard Sherman and Brandon Browner are suspended.
Marcus Trufant has played in a Super Bowl and a Pro Bowl, and is now in his 10th season with his hometown team. Yet for all those experiences, one of the most special moments in his football career with the SeattleSeahawks will come this weekend when he takes the field against his younger brother Isaiah of the New York Jets, and after youngest brother Desmond, a senior at Washington, plays on the same field the night before.
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 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.
Mebane, who has been a major force for Seattle’s second-ranked defense, missed practice Thursday with a calf injury, but he practiced Friday and is probable for the game vs. the Panthers.