Seattle could be starting a new right side of the offensive line when the team travels to St. Louis this weekend.
Starting right tackle Breno Giacomini and right guard John Moffitt did not practice for a second straight day.
Giacomini is out with a pectoral issue, while Moffitt has an injured knee that has kept him out.
Frank Omiyale would be the likely replacement for Giacomini at right tackle, while Paul McQuistan or J.R. Sweezy could slide in at right guard. Second-year pro James Carpenter is slated to see his first play time this season at left guard if he makes it through this week’s practice okay.
Linebacker Leroy Hill (calf) and defensive tackle Jason Jones (knee) also did not practice today.
Rookie defensive tackle Greg Scruggs was a limited participant in practice after sitting out of Wednesday’s practice with a wrist injury. And fellow rookie defensive lineman Jaye Howard also was a limited participant with a foot injury.
Receiver Doug Baldwin (shoulder) and cornerback Byron Maxwell were full participants for a second straight day.
The Seahawks also made a couple roster moves, adding running back Lonyae Miller and bringing back offensive guard Rishaw Johnson to the practice squad.
To make room for those two, Seattle let go of tight end Sean McGrath and placed linebacker Korey Toomer on the injured reserve list. Toomer’s injury was not announced.
head coach defensive coordinator Gus Bradley said he used what happened at the end of the game against Green Bay as a teaching moment for his defense.
Like every other team, Seattle drills the Hail Mary, end-of-game situation every week in practice, focusing on knocking the ball down. But Bradley also pointed to what happened at the end of the Titans-Lions game, where Detroit’s Titus Young reeled in a touchdown pass on a tipped pass from Shaun Hill to extend the game into over time, as to why it’s important that you have defenders boxing out offensive players when the other defensive backs are knocking the ball down.
“We teach it up where we have box out guys in front of the tipped ball,” Bradley said. “So when you’re batting it down, there’s someone waiting for it. So that was a classic example where they didn’t have anyone boxing out.”
Bradley also said he was pleased to see rookie Bruce Irvin finally reap the benefit of all the hard work he’s put in at training camp and in games against Green Bay, with two sacks in the Monday night game.
Bradley said that Irvin has developed a better plan in attacking the rush.
“It’s great teaching for us,” Bradley said. “Because we can say, ‘See, if you do some of these things you’re going to be more active.’ So it was great for that part of it.”
For St. Louis on the injury front, defensive tackle Matt Conrath (knee), safety Matt Daniels (hamstring), running back Steven Jackson (groin) and offensive tackle Rodger Saffold (knee) did not practice for a second straight day.
Defensive end Michael Brockers (ankle) and offensive tackle Wayne Hunter (knee) once again were limited participants. And after missing Wednesday’s practice with an illness, defensive end Eugene Sims was a full participant.