Linebacker Mike Morgan is set to return to practice for the Seahawks on Wednesday after being designated to return off injured reserve.
After playing against the New York Jets in Week 4, Morgan did not return to Seattle with the team. Instead, he traveled to Philadelphia to have surgery to correct a sports hernia issue. He was placed on injured reserve the same day.
Morgan can practice with the team the next two weeks and is eligible to be activated off injured reserve in time for Seattle’s Week 13 game against the Carolina Panthers.
Morgan earned the starting job at strong-side linebacker in training camp and is one of Seattle’s best special teams players. Kevin Pierre-Louis, Cassius Marsh and Brock Coyle have all started games in Morgan’s place over the last six weeks.
Morgan was the only logical candidate for Seattle to use their designation to return from injured reserve. He is already recovered from the surgery and will be ready to return to the lineup when eligible in two weeks.