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Seahawks place James Carpenter on non-football illness list

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The Seattle Seahawks placed starting left guard James Carpenter on the non-football illness list Tuesday, ending his 2012 season.

There has been no word yet as to the nature of the illness that led to Carpenter’s season coming to an end.

Carpenter had left Sunday’s game against the Chicago Bears after the Seahawks opening possession with an injury to his left knee. It’s the same knee Carpenter tore his ACL in last October. Carpenter was forced to miss the entire off-season while on the physically unable to perform list before being activated during final cuts. He still missed the first three games of the season before returning to the lineup. A concussion also forced him to miss two games mid-season.

The Seahawks signed rookie guard Rishaw Johnson to the active roster from the practice squad to fill Carpenter’s spot on the roster. With Seattle also releasing receiver Braylon Edwards Tuesday with a waived/injured designation, the Seahawks still have an open roster spot to fill.

Other players to have landed on the non-football illness list recently are Philadelphia Eagles defensive tackle Mike Patterson and Detroit Lions running back Jerome Harrison. Patterson had to undergo brain surgery to correct a brain abnormality. Harrison had a brain tumor that was discovered upon taking a physical to complete a trade from the Lions to the Eagles. Harrison is still out of football as he has had setbacks in his recovery.

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3 Responses to “Seahawks place James Carpenter on non-football illness list”
  1. themackstrong says: Dec 4, 2012 11:32 PM

    I feel for James, he worked hard to get back after tearing up his knee in practice. I like him far better than Moffit at LG even though some Hawk fans feel its opposite. Hopes its not a serious illness for the big guy and he’s back to finish off the Season.

  2. competitivecompetitioncompeter says: Dec 5, 2012 2:40 AM

    He ended last season on IR too. Former 1st round pick that washed out at RT before being outplayed by retread/journeyman Breno Giacomini and moved to guard…

    I’m not saying Pete has a bust on his hands, but the OL plays way better with him and fellow 2nd year high draft pick John Moffit on the bench. Last year Marshawn Lynch really took off after both those guys went down.

    Ok, maybe I am saying he’s a bust. Season ending non-football injury on top of an actual football-injured blown out knee? Yikes.

  3. themackstrong says: Dec 5, 2012 11:25 PM

    competitivecompetitioncompeter says: Dec 5, 2012 2:40 AM

    I’m not saying Pete has a bust on his hands, but the OL plays way better with him and fellow 2nd year high draft pick John Moffit on the bench. Last year Marshawn Lynch really took off after both those guys went down.

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    You understand last year both Carpenter and Moffit were rookies and there was a lockout right? The whole o-line had to come together and learn zone blocking basically as the season went. They started terrible but by the end of the year and then they went down things were going well. Carpenter tore his ACL at the end and for him to come back as early as he did at 320 lbs or however much that monster weighs is remarkable. PC just had a press conference where he said he wants him healthy next year, that after the concussion and re-injuring his knee it only made sense. Get your running back 1000 yards by 10 games A gap/B gap – I think they are blocking just fine. I say the Sweezy experiment hasn’t look good and we need to replace the RT Giacomini because he’s too stiff for speed rushers. In this division there are plenty of those.

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