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DE Ray Edwards is not coming to Seattle

Post by Eric Williams on Dec. 26, 2012 at 2:29 pm with 8 Comments »
December 26, 2012 2:30 pm

Let’s get to a few housecleaning things to start.

The Seahawks are not expected to sign free agent defensive lineman Ray Edwards, who they reportedly worked out on Monday.

But Seattle did make a roster move, releasing defensive end Monte Taylor from the practice squad and bringing back tight end Cooper Helfet.

As he talked about on Monday, Pete Carroll said that Marcus Trufant will return to practice today and work inside as a nickel cornerback. Trufant has missed four games with a hamstring injury.

With a decision on Richard Sherman’s appeal expected on Thursday, Carroll said the team is planning accordingly.

“We don’t know what’s going to happen, so we’re not going to go blindly into it,” Carroll said. “So we are going to get our guys into the rotation a little differently. It won’t change much though. He’s going to get some work today, and the other guys will get work as well. But we have it in our minds we’ve got to be preparing for that.”

Carroll said he has not heard from the league when a decision will be made.

However, Walter Thurmond remains out with a hamstring issue, and will not practice on Thursday, according to Carroll.

Defensive tackle Alan Branch (ankle) is expected to practice today, while defensive end Red Bryant (foot) and receiver Sidney Rice (knee, foot) will continue to rest during the week as a maintenance issue.

Linebackers Leroy Hill (hamstring) and Malcolm Smith (groin) also could be injury concerns this week.

Carroll talks about the prospects of his players making the Pro Bowl, and pointed to offensive tackle Russell Okung as one of the players who has stood out during season.

Okung has given up just one sack this year, as he’s managed to stay healthy for the most part in his third season.

“He’s been up against all the good guys, and he’s done a really good job,” Carroll said. “Robert Quinn is maybe as fast as anybody he’s gone against. So he’ll be checked out again. … Russell Okung has improved as much as anybody on our team. He’s really playing first-flight football and doing a great job.”

Seattle fullback Michael Robinson had more praise for Okung.

“I trained with Michael Johnson, the defensive end for the Bengals this offseason. And he straight up told me that Russell is the best tackle in the National Football League,” Robinson said.

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  1. I’m hearing Sherman didn’t make the pro bowl cut. Speechless

  2. Sherman didn’t make the cut because the “Pro Bowl” doesn’t always take the “best” players. It’s a popularity contests of morons and retards (sorry for being offensive – some of you will whine, some of you will understand… for those of you “offended” of context… please NEVER read any of my posts ever again and leave me alone).

  3. Lol Bobby, no offense taken here. It just blows my mind. This guys has put up numbers well beyond what anyone has done in recent years. Just amazes me. I guess that chip on his shoulder will continue to grow. Fine with me. He’ll be back in the superbowl and take 3 picks to the house.

  4. Dukeshire says:

    Has any player not made the pro bowl yet was named an all-pro (in the same season of course)? Sherman would be a great candidate.

  5. Heads up… Sherman is going to win his appeal. And none of the Seahawks will be playing in the Pro Bowl after this season. They’ll be nusy with other commitments in early February. :)

  6. it took Russell Okung until his third year in the league to stay healthy for 16 games and to become the player we believed we were drafting in 2010.

    I hope people remember this when they diss rookies or second-year players for being busts. It often takes three or four years in the NFL before a player truly arrives.

  7. freedom_X says:

    It was just this September that some people on this blog were calling Okung a bust.

  8. Great to see under the radar guys like Unger and Okung recognized.
    Surprised Mike Rob didn’t make it, guess they had to recognize AP’s amazing season. About my brotha not making Pro Bowl, it’s ok, Sherman will make 1st team All Pro. And if he doesn’t, it’ll motivate him to play as angry as ever and improve even more. We all know the real deal around here, and the snub doesn’t alter the reality that he has been the best cover corner in the league this year. Sometimes brash and outspoken is not very popular. So be it.

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