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Hawks put Jason Jones in IR

Post by Eric Williams on Dec. 20, 2012 at 11:41 am with 17 Comments »
December 20, 2012 11:45 am
Seattle Seahawks defensive end Jason Jones attempts to block Arizona quarterback Kevin Kolb's pass during an NFL football game Sunday, Sept. 9, 2012, in Glendale, Ariz. The Cardinals defeated the Seahawks 20-16.(AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)

In a surprising move, the Seattle Seahawks announced that they’ve placed defensive lineman Jason Jones on the season-ending injured reserve today.

Jones, 26, had been dealing with a nagging knee issue all season, and did not practice on Wednesday. The Eastern Michigan product played in 12 games this season, finishing with 11 tackles and three sacks.

Jones missed two games this year because of an ankle issue. The Seahawks brought Jones in on a one-year, $4.5 million deal, giving him an opportunity to prove that he could be a fit long term for Seattle.

But Jones, who struggled with injuries in 2011 while in Tennessee, continued to have problems staying healthy.

With the vacant roster spot, the Seahawks elevated defensive tackle Hebron Fangupo from the practice squad to the active roster. At 6-1 and 323 pounds, Fangupo signed to Seattle’s practice squad on September 11 after spending time in the spring with the Houston.

Seattle signed wide receiver Bryan Walters to the practice squad. Walters, who attended Juanita High in Kirkland, played in four games with three catches for 27 yards with the San Diego in 2011. He was released this past training camp by the Minnesota.

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  1. rramstad says:

    Very odd. I can only wonder if it has something to do with contract or cap ramifications… maybe some bonus or similar that the Seahawks would prefer to not pay. He hasn’t been terribly productive, but a good guy to have on the roster in case one of the starters goes out for a stretch.

  2. PugetHawk says:

    Thats unfortunate to say the least. The defensive line depth isn’t a strength to begin with especially with Branch being injured. The Niner’s aggressive rushing attack could be too much…again!

    Is it just me or does Pete Carroll seem to downplay injuries? Seems like this happened with Thurmond and also Carp. He says they’ll be okay or is just really vague and then all of a sudden they’re gone.

  3. chuck_easton says:

    Getting more than a little nervous. Seattle hasn’t clinched anything yet. Two losses in the next two games and the team will likely be watching the play-offs with the rest of us.

    Come on guys! Next man up (but how many more are there to put on the D line?)!

  4. If the Seahawks can’t beat the Rams at home, I won’t feel bad about them missing the playoffs.

  5. Definitely nervous about this game more now that Jones is out. Someone has to step up to stop the run. I hope Mebane and Big Red can come out in prime form.

  6. kinger12 says:

    Up to Scruggs and Howard to step up. And maybe Irvin becomes more impactful now as well! WEll fingers crossed… so hopefully we get a happy Friday and Sherman gets his appeal upheld. Now that would be good early Xmas present!

  7. “If the Seahawks can’t beat the Rams at home, I won’t feel bad about them missing the playoffs”

    lol. True enough.

  8. shoehawks says:

    They lost the first one IN SAN FRANCISCO by 7 points. Since then, the receivers have figured out how to catch the ball, the offensive line is doing better, and RW is much improved. This one is in SEATTLE where the Seahawks are undefeated. I would remind you that no-one picked the Seahawks to win in Chicago. Sit back and enjoy the win.

  9. jawpeace says:

    Next man up…. Jones did not have the year I was hoping for and I bet he did not achieve what he was hoping for. He won’t be a hot commodity in free agency. Which will make it more likely that we can resign him The question is do we want to? I think the next few games will reveal that answer as the younger guys get more playing time.
    PugetHawk it does seem PC down plays injuries unlike Belecheck(SP?) who will make his players questionable on the injury report with a hang nail.

  10. Jason Jones has been fairly ineffectual the last few games. We’ve been waiting most of the year to see him get in a groove, but he never has. He’s helped make plays for others around him though. Jaye Howard has been an inactive in every game but 1 this year so far. Scruggs is the guy that’ll be getting most of the snaps in Jones’ absence for the meantime, but I’m looking forward to seeing what Howard can do with the reps he might get.

    With Jones out of the picture, I guess that means Fangupo is now also in the mix at DT. I wonder how he figures into the rotation.

  11. Southendzone says:

    Pugethawk: totally agree. What the heck is the REAL story behind the carp injury? And here too, can’t we get more details than a nagging knee injury when a guy goes on IR?

  12. thursday says:

    MTE shoehawks. I’m still quietly confident that we have the edge in this game.

  13. PugetHawk says:

    Two days ago this was the report Carroll gave on Jones:

    DT Jason Jones also came out of the game with a sore knee and could be limited for the week. Carroll said he will continue the “maintenance” of some other players with nagging injuries.

    This does not sound like something we should be worried about. The only thing I can think is that Scruggs and Howard healthy were playing better than an injured Jones. Still doesn’t make sense and it was the same with Carp and Thurmond leading up to his return.

  14. Newborough says:

    I guess that Jones knee wore down over the season to the point where they judged he was no longer as effective an option as Scruggs.

    However, since Bryant and Branch are both nursing injuries, I wonder if they also wanted to create a spot to bring up Fangupo from the PS, to give them a healthy, big body to rotate in at DT to counter the Niners run game and strong interior OL? That might help explain the timing of these moves. I guess we’ll see how that plays out on Sunday

  15. DanielleMND says:

    Jones has never had a huge impact this season. I’d rather have a big run stuffer added to the roster, since that’s the weakest part of our defense. Since Week 5, our defense is last in the league in yards per carry allowed, according to what Sando posted the other day.

  16. LocalGutterGuy says:

    Carroll keeps his information close to the vest and then they act when it is necessary. Not afraid to make decisions and they certainly don’t telegraph what they are up to.

  17. bbnate420 says:

    Look people, there is a law called HIPAA. The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act. It is supposed to ensure that your medical information is PRIVATE. Only people that are involved in your care and people involved in the billing of treatment are allowed access to this information without your written consent. I’m sure that there must be some language in the player contracts that allows them to disclose injuries, but I’m not sure that means they can disclose whatever they want about the injuries without a players’ consent. I understand that we all want to know every detail about these injuries, but it really is/should be a private matter. Injury reports are only released for people gambling on the games. Oh wait, the NFL “frowns” on that.

    P.S. Of course coaches are intentionally misleading with the injury reports. Knowledge is power. It would be stupid to divulge more information than you have to to your opponents. Do you really believe that Tom Brady was probable for years with a right shoulder injury????
    And it now seems that a more significant injury was found after they did a MRI on Jones’ knee. You can’t always tell how severe an injury is right after the game, so it doesn’t mean that PC was being intentionally misleading.

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