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Seahawks inactives: Walter Thurmond sits out again

Post by Eric Williams on Nov. 25, 2012 at 8:58 am with 8 Comments »
November 25, 2012 8:58 am

In somewhat of a surprise, cornerback Walter Thurmond will be a healthy scratch for a second straight week.

The University of Oregon defensive back was activated off the Physically Unable to Perform (PUP) list a few weeks ago, but Pete Carroll chose not to put him on the 46-man active roster for the New York Jets game.

Carroll touted Thurmond’s play-making ability and speed as a nickel cornerback, yet for a second straight week he’s chosen to leave him off the active roster.

Also, James Carpenter is active for today’s game. The team did not announce whether he will start or not, but I think it’s fair to speculate that Carpenter will be the guy at left guard over John Moffitt if he’s deemed healthy enough to play, after missing two games with a concussion.

Here’s the full list.

CB Walter Thurmond
CB Byron Maxwell
OL J.R. Sweezy
OL Mike Person
DT Jaye Howard
DT Greg Scruggs
WR Charly Martin

QB Pat Devlin
RB Lamar Miller
LB Josh Kaddu
OT Will Yeatman
OG Ryan Durand
TE Michael Egnew
TE Kyle Miller

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  1. What`s goin on,Carroll with Walter Thurmond? First we hear is off Pup,then added to Active Roster,now he`s Inactive..Which is it! Games people play….

  2. There’s a difference between practicing and actually playing in a game. Thurmond didn’t get a training camp like everyone else and now he’s practicing himself back into shape.

  3. Dukeshire says:

    Yeah, I’m surprised by that as well.

  4. Probably just being safe?

  5. Seahawks2620 says:

    I understand being safe. But I becomes tiresome for a fan, hearing week after week that he should be active. Trufant hasn’t been That great this season. I wonder if Thurmond is going to see the field this season.

  6. Seahawks2620 says:

    Carroll is known to be a bit over protective.

  7. rramstad says:

    Thurmond being inactive probably has mostly to do with the lack of a credible athletic third receiver on the Dolphins plus what Carroll probably believes is a QB that’s not going to be able to reliably make three or four reads. Some teams it makes more sense to play the guy who is going to do the right thing, always, even if he’s not super fast (Trufant) as opposed to having a faster more athletic guy out there who will make errors (Thurmond). Not terribly worried about the Dolphins receivers…

  8. Short of our Special Teams could we have played any worse in the first half? My gosh I hope they make some adjustments with the OL at half. Might even be time to sub Moffitt in for Carp. Carp looks slow. Just a step behind on every play.

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