The Seattle Seahawks have been relatively healthy this season. But the team had the most players appear on the injury report this season this week, with 13 players listed on Friday’s report.
Of course, most of Seattle’s players should be healthy enough to take the field on Sunday. However, outside linebacker K.J. Wright will miss a game for the first time in his two-year career due to a concussion he suffered last week.
The Mississippi State product has been one the glue guys in the middle of Seattle’s defense.
Wright’s second on the team with 63 stops, and has emerged as an important person communicating the calls, with Seattle starting a rookie at middle linebacker in Bobby Wagner.
Sunday will mark the first time this season that the Seahawks will not have one of their core players available on defense. But Wagner expects that Wright’s replacement, second-year pro Mike Morgan, can handle the job in making his first career start.
Clare Farnsworth of Seahawks.com offers more on Morgan making his first career start.
All three analysts from NFL playbook like Seattle over the Jets. Check out the video link.
ESPN’s Skip Bayless and Stephen A. Smith of First Take discuss if the New York Jets can beat Seattle this week (they both say no) or make the playoffs (ditto). It’s pretty entertaining. Check out the video link.
According to Mike Vorkunov of the New Jersey Star Ledger, Jets personnel executive Terry Bradway was a big fan of Russell Wilson duringthe draft, earning the nickname “Russell Bradway.”
Bill Simmons of Grantland takes the Seahawks over the Jets in his weekly picks.
Jets defensive end Muhammad Wilkerson said his teammates plan on making Russell Wilson uncomfortable. “We’re going to get this guy (Seahawks QB Wilson) rattled. He’s a rookie so he’s not (as) experienced as somebody like Tom Brady or something. So we’ve got to just get after him.”