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.
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.
Sunday, Seattle Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll faces the team he once coached, the New York Jets, which is now quarterbacked by his former quarterback at USC, Mark Sanchez. Also, running back Leon Washington goes against the team that traded him to Seattle.
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.
Safety Kam Chancellor was limited in practice Tuesday because of an ankle injury. Coach Pete Carroll also mentioned an elbow injury after Sunday’s game, but the ankle seems to be the issue that could keep him out, if anything does.
The bad news: Right guard John Moffitt, who has missed the last two games with a bad knee, will miss at least two more.