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Seahawks place Obomanu on IR, depleting already thin position

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Already thin at the position, the Seahawks are now moving in the wrong direction at wide receiver.

The team placed veteran wideout/special teamer Ben Obomanu on injured reserve after he suffered a wrist injury, according to Danny O’Neil of the Seattle Times. They filled his roster spot by promoting Jermaine Kearse from the practice squad.

The Seahawks can’t be sure they’ll get either Doug Baldwin (high ankle sprain) or Braylon Edwards (knee) back this week, meaning Kearse is their fourth healthy wideout, along with Sidney Rice, Golden Tate and Charly Martin.

The Seahawks also released cornerback Danny Gorrer, which could be the spot they need to activate Walter Thurmond from the physically unable to perform list.

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10 Responses to “Seahawks place Obomanu on IR, depleting already thin position”
  1. offthelows says: Oct 30, 2012 5:26 PM

    Surprised the Seahawks didn’t lift Ricardo Lockette back from the Niners practice squad.. T.O. next man up?

  2. joetoronto says: Oct 30, 2012 5:41 PM

    “If he didn’t get injured, we wouldn’t be short a WR”, Pete Carroll explained.

  3. beastmode5150 says: Oct 30, 2012 5:54 PM

    Welcome to Seattle Mr. Bowe!

  4. ketch20too says: Oct 30, 2012 5:58 PM

    Kearse will now be rookie of the year..Playoffs!!!

  5. seattlerogueburner says: Oct 30, 2012 5:58 PM

    Pete, we have the money and the draft picks available. Call up KC and grab Bowe.

    (let’s see how many thumbs down I’ll get for THAT)

  6. rmosss says: Oct 30, 2012 6:18 PM

    Do the Seahawks need receivers to beat the Vikings??? LOL

  7. sweetnlow44 says: Oct 30, 2012 9:01 PM

    Drop Braylon Edwards and his 8 receptions on the year. Pick up T.O. and make a trade for Bowe. Sidney Rice, Bowe, T.O., Baldwin, Tate = decent group. Far better than what they have now.

  8. themackstrong says: Oct 30, 2012 9:21 PM

    Honestly we need an upgrade at WR in the worst way. Sad to see any player go to IR but Obamanu is 4th or 5th on out depth chart and the other guys ahead of him are averaging less than 3 catches per game. Yeah I know we throw it less than any team in the NFL but I never see separation. Size matters but you have to have the speed and run efficient routes. Bowe we be the perfect acquisition at 28 for a 2nd rounder. He moves Tate inside and hopefully Baldwin can get healthy and produce again. We have all the youth and after drafting defensive nearly every spot last year we need talent outside and it shows.

  9. fumblenuts says: Oct 30, 2012 10:57 PM

    It’s nice to have Lynch and Turbin in the running game obviously. But SERIOUSLY Pete…..NO TEAM is afraid of our passing game, go get Bowe and don’t look back.

  10. ketch20too says: Oct 31, 2012 5:29 AM

    Bowe will be looking for stupid money at the end of this year. Not worth what it would take to trade for an 8n game rental. Its not like the Hawks are only one WR away from making a SB run.

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