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Thursday’s injury report: DE Clemons sits out

Post by Eric Williams on Sep. 30, 2010 at 4:51 pm with 29 Comments »
September 30, 2010 5:34 pm

Defensive end Chris Clemons (ankle) was added to the Seattle Seahawks injury report today.

Raheem Brock worked at Leo defensive end with the first unit with Clemons out.

And linebacker Aaron Curry (hamstring) returned to practice after watching on Wednesday but was a limited participant.

Also, Sean Locklear (knee), a limited participant in practice on Wednesday, did not practice today.

Marcus Trufant (ankle) did not practice for a second straight day, but did do some light running and back pedal drills after practice and appeared to move okay.

Here’s the full list.


OUT: LB Leroy Hill (calf/Achilles).

DNP: DT Brandon Mebane (calf), CB Marcus Trufant (ankle), DE E.J. Wilson (knee), OT Sean Locklear (knee), DE Chris Clemons (ankle).

LIMITED: LB Aaron Curry (hamstring).

FULL PARTICIPATION: OT Russell Okung (ankle), WR Mike Williams (shoulder), OG Ben Hamilton (knee).

St. Louis

S O.J. Atogwe (thigh), TE Billy Bajema (knee), LB Chris Chamberlain (toe), TE Mike Hoonanawanui (ankle), RB Steven Jackson (groin), WR Laurent Robinson (foot), DE Clifton Ryan (migranes), DT Darell Scott (ankle), S Darian Stewart (hamstring).

FULL PARTICIPATION: S Craig Dahl (head), RB Keith Toston (shoulder).

Notes from practice
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  1. Please, dear sweet baby Jesus be a product of the veteran maintenence program/routine

  2. Dukeshire says:

    Eric, regarding Clemmons; is this something that happened Sunday or is this new?

  3. snydro22 says:

    Wait, the title says he is out, but the content says he isn’t. Which is it? Only Hill is listed as ‘out’ on the official injury report.

    Being “out” and “DNP” are two very different things..

    Is he out, questionable, or probable?

  4. Dukeshire: I don’t know if Clemons’ injury is something that lingered from Sunday or happened during Wednesday’s practice. But he did sit out of most of Wednesday’s practice.

    Snydro: You’re right. I clarified the headline. Players are not designated as questionable or probable until Friday’s injury report.

  5. snydro22 says:


    Thanks Eric!

  6. Dukeshire says:

    Thanks E. Here’s hoping it’s nothing serious and he’ll be good for Sunday.

  7. Dukeshire says:

    Really cool article on Hawthorne. One of the things that stood out to me was the communication between he and Lofa.

  8. snydro22 says:

    Remember how Hass ran back into that video booth during the game, right after one of his interceptions, and everyone was speculating about why, or commenting about how they’d never seen that before?

    Well, he just had to pee.. lol..

    He just did a really good spot on 710 ESPN..

  9. snydro22 says:

    That article on Hawthorne was great, Duke.. Kind of reminds of the way Tatupu used to speak about Hill, always deferring to him and giving him credit.. It shows two things – 1. We have great talent at linebacker, and 2. A great leader of the corps who would rather inspire confidence in his teammates than gloat about himself..

    Check out these power rankings by Adam Schefter.. A few noteworthy, especially who is directly behind us, and why:

  10. Dukeshire says:

    snydro22 – I thought he had to pee at the time, not look at videos like Fouts said.

    And I totally agree about Lofa. He’s a great leader and great Seahawk. I’m so glad he’s healthy (knock on wood) and playing well again.

  11. Lofa is a guy you don’t like if you compare him to Pat Willis. But if you have common sense, you realize just how valuable he is to this team. He’s a guy who needs a Brandon Mebane in front of him and with that he’ll elevate the play of all of those around him. Players who make other players better too are special and that’s what Lofa is (special).

  12. so many moves, and we don,t release J.J what is up with that.

  13. Re: Clemons — that guy has exceeded my expectations. He’s a solid player. I’ll gladly eat some crow so far with respect to his contributions.

    Like anyone, I’ve been right on some things and wrong on some things. I’m glad I was wrong on Clemons. I love it when I’m wrong but the Seahawks benefit!

  14. Is anyone on this blog contemplating about going to the Seahawks-Bears game in Chicago in a couple of weeks?

  15. Dukeshire says:

    I was really disappointed they traded Tapp but Clemmons has exceeded my expectations tenfold. I’m with Bobby on him, as well. Great addition.

  16. Did Curry play well enough against SD to shut up his No. 1 critic or did AaronCurryIsBust’s parents stop paying the Internet bill?

  17. Eric, do you have the impression that Okung will continue to sit out the St Louis game?

    But if Locklear cannot go, then who plays at the tackles? Might we see Okung being pushed to start at LT and Polumbus at RT?

  18. freedom_X says:

    I heard Okung is definitely going to get some snaps. The limited snaps is less a reflection of his physical condition than the fact the guy has maybe 5 full practices with the team and has a lot to learn, as well as getting back into game shape. So that’s why they aren’t waiting until after the bye, they think he’s healthy enough to get back on the train.

    But the Locklear thing might cause Okung to be an option in case he’s needed.

  19. NFCW, so far:
    WK 1: AZ 17 @ STL 13, SF 6 @ SEA 31
    WK 2: AZ 7 @ ATL 41, NO 25 @ SF 22, SEA 14 @ DEN 31, STL 14 @ OAK 16
    WK 3: OAK 23 @ AZ 24, SF 10 @ KC 31, SD 20 @ SEA 27, DC 16 @ STL 30

    WK 4: AZ 14 @ SD 30, SF 21 @ ATL 35, SEA 24 @ STL 27

  20. The Niners play Atlanta and Philly the next two weeks. They could go 0-5 and be three games behind the Seahawks. I wonder if Singletary will get the boot. Some guys are not cut out to be a HC, including Singletary, Mora, Martz, etc.

  21. After the Rams won three games against the Seahawks in 2004, if someone had said, “Don’t worry, you’ll win the next 10,” I never would have believed it. I think Seattle had a similar streak against San Diego in the 1980s. Does anyone know how many games that was?

  22. klm008: I see your point that home-field advantage is generally ruling outcomes in the NFC West, but I would not bet against the Seahawks this week.

    First off, our D is beginning to get pressure from all angles. Even when Kerney was at his best, our D was not as active and aggressive overall as this D is starting to become.

    What I saw in the Chargers game last week was a a tough-as-nails Phillip Rivers refusing to be affected much by the pressure. Seahawks took a few plays away from him – some key wins – but Rivers showed his mettle by stepping up and delivering.

    I don’t think Sam Bradford will be able to hold up in this pressure as well. I know Bradford is supposed to be way ahead of a typical rookie in handling himself under pressure, but unless he is aided by a running game that is rocking the house, I just don’t see Bradford being as unflustered as Rivers. I see Bradford having a miserable day against Bradley’s D.

    SEA 27 @ STL 17

  23. “First off, our D is beginning to get pressure from all angles. Even when Kerney was at his best, our D was not as active and aggressive overall as this D is starting to become”

    I agree. And we have better CB play, assuming Trufant is in, and a safety net in Thomas, who has to be the fastest Safety we’ve ever had — which gives us the confidence to blitz.

    We blitzed Rivers a ton last week – and you’re right – he played right through it – which only the best QB’s can do. Though our rush was notably less effective when Curry went down. They started leaving an extra guy in to chip Clemons, and Will Herring just isn’t the pass rusher that Curry is – so Rivers had less to worry about.

  24. Dukeshire says:

    Rivers’ deep drops make him an easier target to blitz than Bradford will be. (Similarly, A Smith is “easier” than Orton to get to.) It wasn’t until Seattle began to back some of that pressure off in the second half that Rivers really began to exploit some of the mismatches they were able to create. And yes, Curry going out contributed to them dialing in back some.

    But this week, while I’m certain they’ll blitz Bradford, any sacks they get will be the result of his indecision and the “confusing” looks the D will give him, IMO.

  25. I don’t like our injuries. DNP is scarey to me on Wednesday on away game weeks. Thursday practice is like Friday practice so if they don’t practice today don’t think they play. If Mebane is out (I think he played hurt some of that SD game) who comes in to stop S.Jackson if he plays, Balmer? I’m thinking 3rd downs (ours and theirs) will mostly tell the story of this game.

    Is there any way to scheme a defense to take advantage of any weird mechanics Bradford may have – or has he had the ‘rookie’ stuff been worn off him?

  26. About Bradford. Seems like there are 2 types of rookie stuff to take advantage of. Mindset or mental ‘stuff’, and mechanics. If Tebow played for DEN, Hawks woulda won. Bradford, like Tebow has a great mindset – pressure wouldn’ta rattled that, but does he have any issues with his mechanics, like Tebow does?

  27. chuck_easton says:

    Injuries happen this time of year.

    Jackson is looking doubtful for Sunday. His backup is also nursing an injury but has said he will play.

    It looks like it is going to fall on Bradford to win the game for St. Louis. He has shown he has the skills but if Seattle gameplans for the idea that they have to stop the Rookie I like our chances.

  28. I bet you Jackson ends up playing. He’s always been a tough dude. But maybe he’ll be less effective than usual.

  29. Well, hopefully the Skins loss to STL this season is like their loss to DET last season. DET didn’t go on a roll last season after they beat the Skins – hopefully STL doesn’t either.

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