Seahawks place Obomanu on IR, depleting already thin position

AP

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.