Pete Carroll said today during his regular Monday Morning presser at linebackers Leroy Hill and Malcolm Smith have injuries this week worth monitoring.
Hill has a hamstring issue, and Smith has a groin injury. If both of those players are unavailable, Mike Morgan, would fill in at weak side, outside linebacker.
The Seahawks also announced the rookie safety Winston Guy, who served a four-game suspension for violating the league’s performance-enhancing substance policy, was added to the active roster today.
Receiver Deon Butler’s return to Seattle was short lived, as the Seahawks released him from the 53-man roster to make room for Guy. The Seahawks received a roster exemption from the league in order to bring Guy in so he could workout with the team last week.
According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, a ruling in Richard Sherman’s appeal is expected on Thursday, calling his availability for Sunday’s game at home against St. Louis in question.
If Sherman is not available, the Seahawks should receive an added boost with the addition of Marcus Trufant returning to practice on Wednesday. Trufant has missed the last four games with a hamstring injury.
However, Carroll said that Walter Thurmond likely will not practice on Wednesday, as the team takes it slow with the University of Oregon product who’s nursing a hamstring injury. Thurmond has missed the last two games because of the injury.
Carroll said it will be back to a competitive situation with Trufant, Jeremy Lane, Byron Maxwell and Ron Parker all vying for time at cornerback.
Brandon Browner will sit out his last game this week, and then be eligible to return to the Seahawks facility next Monday.