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Seahawks inactives: Moffitt a healthy scratch, Justin Smith out

Post by Eric Williams on Dec. 23, 2012 at 4:20 pm with 18 Comments »
December 23, 2012 4:35 pm

Offensive lineman John Moffitt was a surprise addition to the Seahawks inactive list before the game. The second-year pro had started five games this season, including two at right guard since James Carpenter went on the injured reserve list after re-injuring his surgically repaired knee.

However, Moffitt had been splitting time with rookie J.R. Sweezy. And with Moffitt a healthy scratch, Sweezy, a seventh-round selection in this year’s draft, will start his second game this season. Sweezy started the season opener at Arizona.

Cornerbacks Walter Thurmond and Marcus Trufant, who both practiced on Friday for the first time this week, were left on the inactive list. Both are nursing hamstring injuries. Trufant will miss his fifth game, while Thurmond misses his second straight game.

Receiver Sidney Rice was questionable heading into Sunday’s game because of a knee issue, but will be active and play today.

Also, defensive tackle Hebron Fangupo, just called up from the practice squad this week, will be active today.

And for San Francisco, as first reported by ESPN’s Adam Schefter, All-Pro defensive tackle Justin Smith will not be active today because of an elbow injury, which means Ricky Jean Francois will start in his place.

Here’s the full list

Seattle inactives
CB Marcus Trufant
CB Walter Thurmond
CB DeShawn Shead
OL Rishaw Johnson
OL John Moffitt
OL Mike Person
DL Jaye Howard

San Francisco inactives
QB Scott Tolzien
WR A.J. Jenkins
S Trenton Robinson
RB Jewel Hampton
LB Clark Haggans
OG Joe Looney
DT Justin Smith

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  1. With all the rain the NW gets you’d think the turf @ the Clink would be greener…

  2. Just trying to ease the tension..

  3. Is Moffitt even on the team next year?

  4. The injury situation with Trufant and Thurmond is disappointing. I am glad the young DB’s are playing ok, but I think we can add DB to our 2013 FA and draft shopping lists.

    We are not getting much out of Jaye Howard.

    I am surprised with Moffit being inactive. I guess that Lemuel Jeanpierre is Sweezys back-up tonight.

  5. bbnate420 says:

    Well, I guess it’s clear that PC and Cable aren’t very impressed with Moffitt’s play.

    pab, I think he gets a chance to compete to be a backup at least. His spot on the 53 doesn’t seem to be ensured at this point. I actually think he’s decent, but I’m no expert in evaluating OGs. Especially without the tape.

  6. bbnate420 says:

    I’m not sure they really need to add a CB in the off-season, even if you can’t count on Thurmond. Let’s see how Lane and Maxwell do the rest of the year.

  7. Dukeshire says:

    I was thinking that too. I simply don understand Carroll’s thinking here, but he doesn’t care for him, that’s clear.

  8. Lets go Seahawks!

  9. I like Lane and Maxwell – they are doing a fine job stepping in for Thurmond and Trufant.

    But who steps in for Lane or Maxwell next year? Thats why we need to go DB shopping in the off season.

  10. Thurmond and Trufant should be gone replaced by somebody who can play and stay healthy!!!!

    Not activating Moffit is a total head scratcher to me

  11. wabubba67 says:

    Sweezy over Moffitt means that the Seahawks will emphasize the running game, Sweezy is a horrible pass protection lineman but an excellent run blocker.

  12. We are still in need of OL it seems – Both Guard positions they can’t seem to find anyone they like that can stay healthy!!

  13. bbnate420 says:

    Lane and Maxwell would be the 3rd and 4th CBs next year, assuming Thurmond is injured. They don’t necessarily need anyone behind them, except for maybe on the PS. Shead could fill the 5th CB spot. I’m not saying that they shouldn’t maybe draft a CB late, but I don’t see it as one of their primary needs. Depending on free agency, I see their 3 primary needs as WR, DL, and LB. Probably LB number one.

  14. Yeah, adding to o-line (and d-line) is on every years shopping list.

    I wouldn’t be surprised is we look at upgrading RT. Breno will be on the last year of his contract next year.

  15. Really about the only thing you can eliminate is QB, RB. Safety – everything else has a hole somewhere or another that needs to be tended to. If you want to break down the OL you could say that T and C are covered but G still needs someone who can step up – grab a spot and KEEP IT!!

  16. bbnate420 says:

    There’s no point in not at least letting Thurmond come to TC next year. If he gets injured again, maybe you give up.

    Another OL is something they may explore. I think we’re decently set up. We need the young OL we have to grow and stay healthy. They have McQuistan, Carp, Moffitt, Sweezy, and Jeanpierre to battle for the 2 G spots. 2 to be backups and one backup C. They might look for a 3rd T to replace Omiyale. McQuistan can slide to T if needed as well, which adds to his value.

  17. Carpenter is another guy who cannot stay healthy…..

  18. Giving up on Thurmond at this point would be insane. I cannot even fathom how one comes to an idea like that. He’s had his injury issues, so what? So that’s it, that’s all?

    This secondary is the backbone of the Seahawks defense right now. I’d just assume we keep all these guys. Like who knew Jeremy Lane was going to be this good?

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