Seahawks veteran cornerback Marcus Trufant did not practice today because of what Seattle head coach Pete Carroll said was a back issue that flared up against St. Louis last week.
Carroll indicated that it’s the same back issue Trufant’s been dealing with since 2009.
Recent addition Danny Gorrer and Byron Maxwell are splitting time at nickel defensive back with Trufant out. Carroll did not say what Trufant’s availability will be this week.
Offensive guard John Moffitt also did not practice today because of a knee issue that kept him out of last week’s game against St. Louis, and has been ruled out for a second straight week.
Rookie defensive lineman Jaye Howard also remains out with a foot injury. And Running back Marshawn Lynch was limited in practice today, as Carroll gave him a little rest.
For Carolina, defensive end Frank Alexander (back, linebacker Jon Beason (knee), cornerback Chris Gamble (shoulder), offensive lineman Geoff Hangartner (knee) and safety Colin Jones (shoulder) did not practice.
Offensive lineman Mike Pollak (shoulder) was limited. And defensive end Antwan Applewhite (knee) was a full participant in practice.