Seahawks safety Kam Chancellor was limited in today’s practice because of an ankle issue.
Chancellor did not participate in Seattle’s walk-through on Monday. Seattle head coach Pete Carroll said that Chancellor suffered an elbow injury after Sunday’s game against New England, but the elbow does not appear to be an injury that would keep the Virginia Tech product out this week.
If Chancellor can’t play on Thursday, second-year pro Jeron Johnson would replace him in the starting lineup defensively.
Defensive tackle Clinton McDonald (groin) was a full participant this afternoon, and appears on track to return to the field after sitting out of last week’s game.
Seattle could use McDonald to bolster the depth at defensive tackle, with the Seahawks facing the top-ranked rushing team in the league in San Francisco. The Niners are averaging 176.8 yards a contest.
However, cornerback Byron Maxwell (hamstring) did not participate in practice for a second straight day.
Offensive guard John Moffitt (knee) has been ruled out for a fourth straight game, but Carroll said he’s hopeful the University of Wisconsin product will be available when Seattle travels to Detroit to take on the Lions on Oct. 28.
Seattle defensive coordinator Gus Bradley talked about how his unit will attempt to slow down San Francisco running back Frank Gore.
The University of Miami product has gained more yards rushing and receiving against the Seahawks than any other team in his career.
“He hits the hole right where he needs to hit it every time, and he’s going 100 miles per hour every time,” Bradley said. “And if you’re not in your gap. … he has the ability to break a big one at any time.
“They do so many things offensively, and you’re trying to jockey some guys around, so you’re in the right leverage and the right position, but you always have that in the back of your mind. If you try to do that too much, are you giving him enough of a space to where he can break a big one.”