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Hawks place Butler on IR, add OL Fanaika

Post by Eric Williams on Dec. 14, 2010 at 12:31 pm with 18 Comments »
December 14, 2010 12:31 pm

The Seattle Seahawks officially placed wide receiver Deon Butler on injured reserve and used his vacant roster spot to sign guard Paul Fanaika from the Cleveland’s practice squad to the active roster.

Fanaika was drafted by Philadelphia in the seventh-round of the 2009 draft, spending his first 11 weeks on the Eagles practice squad before being signed to the Washington Redskins active roster on November 23.

Fanaika signed with the Browns on June 15. Seattle now has 11 offensive lineman on the active roster and only five receivers, so the moves makes it likely that both Mike Williams and Ben Obomanu will play on Sunday.

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  1. so the moves makes it likely that both Mike Williams and Ben Obomanu will play on Sunday.

    Well I think we can all agree this would be a VERY good thing!!!!!

    Still not sure if I want to hold onto my tickets but why not!

  2. Wow! Pro Bowl Pittsburgh lineman Alan Fanaica! Now we’re set!

  3. Seahawkgo says:

    This is not pro bowl Fanaica

  4. CaliSeahawker says:

    We are going to get blown out vs Atlanta, and TB just like we did against a sorry SF team. We stink. Let’s talk about the draft, or the offseason but I am through talking about the playoffs, and all that garbage.

  5. FailedSave says:

    Stevos – I read the headline, then felt boned when I saw it was Paul and not Alan. *le sigh*

  6. Dukeshire says:

    Wait… it was Paul Allen? ;)

  7. No first name…I read it Feneca as well. LOL Hats off to Eric for another good teaser.

  8. The Falcons will NOT blow out the Seahawks on Sunday. They are due for a let down. Having BMW and Obo back will make a big difference.

  9. SandpointHawk says:

    What are you smokin Canfan?????

  10. I’m smokin’ Hass-hish.

  11. I don’t think Obu and Williams are differrence makers. The outcome will/would be the same whether they play or not. I love the Hawks, but that last performance was just stupid. I’ve pondered over it for a couple of days now and honestly, the Hawks don’t deserve to be in the playoffs. If they do make it, they will get punked again back to reality. Whats the point differentials been again. If they Hawks get into the playoffs, it will be sad because it won’t be competitive and it will take the spot of another team that would put up a good showing. Last Sunday was basically a playoff game for them and they didn’t even bother to show up. The Hawks have done about the same as I expected, except I never thought they would get destroyed as bad as they have this year in their losses. I’m looking forward to next year and hopefully a more competitive team. It’s sad when it’s 3rd and long and ever single time your nervious because you know the other team is going to convert it, every time and on offense, why do they bother trying to run the ball and when they don’t, the play calling has been a joke.

  12. chuck_easton says:

    Wow, what a difference a week makes. This time last week all you heard on here was how Seattle was going to the play-offs.

    This week the team is suddenly pathetic and sucks.

    Reality time people. This is the team it’s been all season. They are improving but they are still re-building. The only reason they were even being considered for the post season was because they play in the terrible NFCW.

    I said last week and I’ll say again. I’d rather have the higher draft choice than make the play-offs at 8-8 or 7-9. But last week I was told I was rooting for the team to lose. I’m not rooting for them to lose. But reality is this team is still a couple of years away from contending. That was what everyone said in August and nothings changed except people began to have unreasonable expectations for a team that isn’t that good YET but is well on its way to getting better.

  13. Methinks they need to sign a 5th WR.

  14. chuck_easton says:

    They have 5 WR’s. Do the math.

    Williams, Martin, Tate, Obomanu, Stokely.

    Yup, that’s 5.

  15. BMW was a difference-maker against the Bears and the Cards. How soon we forget. The guy has the potential to be a top ten WR in the league. Let’s hope he isn’t injury-prone.

  16. I have half a mind to agree with chuck_easton, (as chuck usually comes in here with his head on straight).

    In some ways I would rather lose the next three and have higher draft picks. But here’s the deal: if we lose out and draft higher, we will then be drafting ahead of SF and STL. Sounds good since we could snag a QB in the first round before SF does.

    Then again. After Luck, there are so many question marks about the other potential first-round QBs in this upcoming draft that maybe I would rather SF draft that QB in the middle of the first round and take that risk. Some of those QBs will be busts.

    All things equal, I guess I’d rather go into the offseason with our players in a winning mood, and then trust our GM to choose wisely whatever the draft position is.

  17. Seahawkgo says:

    The Seahawks problem is Matt

  18. Matt wasn’t on Hawks defense.

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