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Seahawks back to full strength entering playoffs

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After 16 regular season games the Seattle Seahawks enter the playoffs with just about as healthy a roster as possible.

Running back Marshawn Lynch was the only player listed on Seattle’s injury report on Wednesday. He was limited with a back injury that has been managed throughout the year. Lynch appeared on the Seahawks injury report 13 times during the season with a back injury but played in all 16 games and rushed for 1,590 yards and 11 touchdowns.

“We’re very fortunate right now. We’re in good shape,” head coach Pete Carroll said.

The Washington Redskins, Seattle’s opponent in the Wild Card round on Sunday, have 16 players listed on their injury report.

Seattle has just six players on injured reserve and none of them are starters. Defensive tackle Jason Jones is the most significant contributor to be on the injured reserve list. Guard James Carpenter started seven games for the Seahawks before landing on the non-football illness list in December.

The Seahawks saw cornerback Marcus Trufant play in his first game in over a month last week against the St. Louis Rams. He missed four games with a hamstring strain. Linebacker Leroy Hill was held out as a precaution but was able to practice without limitation Wednesday.

“Marcus Trufant is okay and Leroy Hill is coming back. We saw Sidney Rice go through the whole walk through and we’ll get some more work out of him today. Breno Giacomini is going to be okay, he’s been sore over the last week. So we’re in very good shape right now,” Carroll said.

In addition, Seattle will get cornerback Brandon Browner back after being suspended for the last four games due to a violation of the league’s performance-enhancing drug policy.

“He’s been a big part of what we’ve done here and he’s been a significant factor in the style that we play,” Carroll said. “So when he comes back we’ll see how he does. It’s been a month so we’ll see how he is, how rusty he is.”

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31 Responses to “Seahawks back to full strength entering playoffs”
  1. pacificnw7722 says: Jan 3, 2013 12:12 AM

    Legion of BOOM! is FOCUSED and more then ready to rumble this Sunday!!

    GO HAWKS!

  2. h8dansnyder says: Jan 3, 2013 12:12 AM

    Good. This way the Seahawks will have no excuse when they fall from the sky.

  3. citynative says: Jan 3, 2013 12:16 AM

    There are alot of new Seahawks PFT posters emerging in the last two weeks.

  4. d0minate says: Jan 3, 2013 12:17 AM

    Starting RG (carp), starting LG (Moffat), starting interior pass rusher (Jones) all on IR

    That isn’t exactly full strength

  5. jprcox says: Jan 3, 2013 12:28 AM

    The fact both Browner AND Trufant are back, while Lane has played outstanding – how do you keep that backfield happy with playing time?

    Seriously, has there ever been this quality of backfield ever in the NFL?

  6. d0minate says: Jan 3, 2013 12:35 AM

    Actually, just Jones and Carpenter are on IR … why the heck is a 2nd round pick in Moffitt not playing… man, top of the 2011 draft looks to be a bust….

  7. Mr. Wright 212 says: Jan 3, 2013 12:35 AM

    Washington and its goofy fans will have excuses galore about Bob’s knee.

  8. clubergo says: Jan 3, 2013 12:41 AM

    GO Hawks!

  9. slugbaitspace says: Jan 3, 2013 12:44 AM

    How rusty he is? I have a feeling Browner is gonna show up well-rested and frothing at the mouth.

    Welcome back to the Legion of Boom, Brandon.

  10. lennydpocketqb says: Jan 3, 2013 12:48 AM

    Cue the angry Green Bay fans…

  11. kane337 says: Jan 3, 2013 12:49 AM

    One and done

  12. Mr. Wright 212 says: Jan 3, 2013 12:56 AM

    They have so much depth that Pete actually yawned when he decided to put Thurmond on IR ha.

  13. osoviejo says: Jan 3, 2013 1:03 AM

    The Redskins haven’t faced a defense like the Seahawks all season.

    On the flip side, the Seahawks play in the league’s toughest defensive division (by far), and also went up against the NFC North (2nd) and AFC East (4th).

    There’s no team this weekend more battle-tested than the Seahawks.

    Buckle up Skins, the pain train is pulling into the station.

  14. NFL Betting Canada says: Jan 3, 2013 1:48 AM

    There is no way the Redskins are losing this game. Seattle went 3-5 on the road during the regular season and one of those games was in Toronto. They need the 12th man to win and they won’t find it in Washington this week. Washington has the better Run Offense and Run Defense in the NFL compared to Seattle. The Redskins are going into a home playoff game after winning their last seven straight. How are they underdogs at -3.0 spread in this game is beyond me. NFL Lock of the year.

  15. northbynw27 says: Jan 3, 2013 4:45 AM

    Moffit on IR? False. Moffit wasn’t active last week, as Sweezy was starting at right guard, and the backup right guard behind Sweezy can play center as well. Check ya facts.

  16. dukeearl says: Jan 3, 2013 6:04 AM

    Big Seahawk fan here, though I hope that the Seahawks don’t get caught up in their own press clippings.
    I do feel they are the best team, but the one and done can happen to any team out there.
    Keep focused… one team at a time…
    Don’t look past anybody.

  17. pgcubano says: Jan 3, 2013 6:35 AM

    I officially hate the Seahawks.. their fans talk too much s h it!!!

  18. deeceefan says: Jan 3, 2013 7:17 AM

    No amount of comment posturing will help the Seahawks when they run into the Skins front 7. Without the run game they’ll have to rely on Wilson’s paltry 189 passing yards per game average. They’re 3-5 on the road this season. They’re 0-8 on the road in the postseason the last 29 years.

  19. hendawg21 says: Jan 3, 2013 8:02 AM

    Boy the Seabird fans sure are talking a lot of smack…say what you want, but didn’t RGII a.k.a. Rex Grossman come to Seattle last year and whip you’re Seabirds??? Yes go ahead and say well this year you have Russell Wilson…well they have RGIII.

    I think there are alot of you, including some sports talking heads selling the Redskins a little short. Seattle is pretty much the same team as last year except for Wilson whereas the Redskins have a new QB=better than last years a new running back/game better than last years as well as a revamped and better receiving core than last year. I’ll take the Redskins in this one 17-13.

  20. blackqbwhiterb says: Jan 3, 2013 8:06 AM

    I’ll remind you all Mr. Browner got beat last Nov. in the endzone out-leaped by Anthony Armstrong on a pass from RG1….. Redskins won in Seattle and this year have a way better team. Seattle is also much improved, but let’s not pretend they’re the 85 Bears, or 2000 Ravens, just yet….

  21. jibbyjabby79 says: Jan 3, 2013 9:00 AM

    The seahawks defense have not faced an offense as balanced as the Redskins offense. Might I add the no.1 rushing offense and a QB who has thrown the least Ints per pass attempt. Not to mention the no.1 rushing QB.

    Mark my words Garcon is faster then any player the Seahawks has ever seen. Playaction is going to catch the overly agressive corners of Seattle off guard. Boom touchdown Redskins! Skins 31- Seagulls 27.

  22. frmedic007 says: Jan 3, 2013 9:29 AM

    They faced the number 1 rusher this season, his name was Adrian Peterson and they still won. If you think Alfred Morris scares them then you’re wrong.

    Pretty much the same team as last year? Are you high? I think there is a big difference this year and if you can’t see it then you’re an idiot.

    Congrats on winning your Superbowl, beating Dallas is the only thing that Skins fans look forward to every season.

    No one is selling the Redskins short, they are very similiar to the Seahawks with the exception that the Redskins pass defense is nearly the worst in the NFL while Seattles is the best. Everywhere else they are nearly identical and that’s why people are favoring Seattle.

    You guys are funny. “Haven’t seen a receiver like Garcon…”, “No 1 Rusher in the league…”, “RGIII…”. Megatron has more talent in his little toe than your entire receiving corps and he got held to 40 yards by Sherman. Alfred Morris is an anomaly, RGIII is hurt and I don’t give a damn what he says, he was limping around last week.

    The NFC East is painfully averagae and grats on being able to beat some average teams getting to the playoffs while Seattle beat Green Bay (shut up), New England, San Francisco, Chicago, Minnesota, etc. What quality teams have the Skins beat this season? An injury riddled Baltimore? Congrats on winning 7 in a row, played Dallas twice and they suck, Philly twice, they suck even more, Cleaveland, yeah you guys are great. Beat up on some elite teams there.

    If you think you’ve faced a defense even remotely this good all season long your wrong and Sunday will show it.

  23. macdaddyspeed says: Jan 3, 2013 9:33 AM

    Behold an empire of incredible awe; an empire to rule all empires. Dynasties of the past shall lie in the shadows cast by this mighty empire. From the fish in the Sea to the eyes of the Hawk, all shall bask in the glow of its brilliance. The arrival of this empire shall be marked by its leader; a leader whom most will say cannot measure up; a leader who will have doubters all along his path to glory. Behold Russell Wilson. Fear the Legion of Boom. Prepare for beginning of THE SEAHAWKS EMPIRE!!

  24. logicalvoicessays says: Jan 3, 2013 11:17 AM

    I’m really fearing the Seahawks. Wilson has been the 2nd best Rookie QB this year, behind Luck. Hopefully we can have another flukey win riding on Morris back. We know we can only count on RG3 for 180 yards a pick and 1 td, if were lucky! He was 22nd this year in passing yards and 19th in TDs. A bright spot for him was the 5 ints but he’s not allowed to make any reads past his 1st progression, only dump passes and timing routes. When the leash is loosened, we will see more picks. Wilson was 9th in TDs and 23rd in yards, let’s trade lol. Finally coming clean about Rg3 feels good lol, I couldnt stand blindly defending him any longer.

  25. joetoronto says: Jan 3, 2013 12:23 PM

    jprcox says:
    Jan 3, 2013 12:28 AM
    The fact both Browner AND Trufant are back, while Lane has played outstanding – how do you keep that backfield happy with playing time?

    Seriously, has there ever been this quality of backfield ever in the NFL?
    **************************************************
    This is such an ignorant statement, it’s absurd, completely absurd.

    You guys up there have obviously been drinking the Pete Carroll Koolaid.

    Holy smokes, SMH.

  26. musicman495 says: Jan 3, 2013 3:11 PM

    jprcox says: Jan 3, 2013 12:28 AM

    The fact both Browner AND Trufant are back, while Lane has played outstanding – how do you keep that backfield happy with playing time?

    Seriously, has there ever been this quality of backfield ever in the NFL?
    ——————————–
    The last time was the Eagles backfield last year when they signed Nnamdi Asomugha, and Vince Young called them the Dream Team. How’d that work out?

  27. Mr. Wright 212 says: Jan 3, 2013 3:44 PM

    musicman495 says: Jan 3, 2013 3:11 PM

    jprcox says: Jan 3, 2013 12:28 AM

    The fact both Browner AND Trufant are back, while Lane has played outstanding – how do you keep that backfield happy with playing time?

    Seriously, has there ever been this quality of backfield ever in the NFL?
    ——————————–
    The last time was the Eagles backfield last year when they signed Nnamdi Asomugha, and Vince Young called them the Dream Team. How’d that work out?
    ————-

    Except these guys are actually good, and have proven it, Mel Kiper III.

  28. Mr. Wright 212 says: Jan 3, 2013 3:49 PM

    Morris is too slow to be of concern to Seattle.

  29. Mr. Wright 212 says: Jan 3, 2013 3:54 PM

    NFL Betting Canada says: Jan 3, 2013 1:48 AM

    There is no way the Redskins are losing this game. Seattle went 3-5 on the road during the regular season and one of those games was in Toronto. They need the 12th man to win and they won’t find it in Washington this week. Washington has the better Run Offense and Run Defense in the NFL compared to Seattle. The Redskins are going into a home playoff game after winning their last seven straight. How are they underdogs at -3.0 spread in this game is beyond me. NFL Lock of the year.
    ————

    They also lost two games on the final drive on the road, neutral site or otherwise, they blew out Buffalo. They were a few seconds away from being 5-3 on the road. You have no point. I hope no one buys bettors advice from you. You are probably as far under .500 as the Chiefs are with your logic on ATS.

  30. thrstr says: Jan 3, 2013 4:31 PM

    Seahags fans be sure to stop by the trophy case when you’re in town, and get a picture of yourself next to THREE lombardies, that’s as close as you will ever be . . .

  31. Mr. Wright 212 says: Jan 3, 2013 4:37 PM

    thrstr says: Jan 3, 2013 4:31 PM

    Seahags fans be sure to stop by the trophy case when you’re in town, and get a picture of yourself next to THREE lombardies, that’s as close as you will ever be . . .
    —————-

    When they’re all at least 20 years old and dusty, you don’t get to pull that card. If your team hasn’t won a Super Bowl in the past decade, you don’t even get to talk about previous Super Bowls. At least they’ve been RELEVANT and been to a Super Bowl since the last time you were relevant in 1991.

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