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WR Sidney Rice returns to practice

Post by Eric Williams on Dec. 27, 2012 at 4:04 pm with 52 Comments »
December 27, 2012 4:27 pm

A day after sitting out on Wednesday, Seattle Seahawks receiver Sidney Rice practiced today as a full participant. Rice has been dealing with a nagging knee injury the past, few weeks.

Along with Rice, tight end Anthony McCoy (back) offensive tackle Breno Giacomini (elbow), cornerback Walter Thurmond (hamstring), defensive end Red Bryant (foot) and running back Marshawn Lynch (back) returned to practice.

Giacomini, Thurmond and Bryant were listed as limited participants, while Lynch and McCoy were full participants.

Safety Earl Thomas (ankle) an cornerback Marcus Trufant (hamstring) also were listed as full participants.

Receiver Golden Tate (illness) and linebacker Leroy Hill (hamstring) did not practice today.

Also, Bryant earned NFC special teams player of the week honors for his blocked field goal against San Francisco last week.

For St. Louis, receiver Austin Pettis (shoulder), safety Craig Dahl (knee), cornerback Cortland Finnegan (thigh), running back Steven Jackson (illness), linebacker James Laurinaitis (back) and center Scott Wells (knee) were listed as full participants.

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  1. guywhothinksheknowsitall says:

    Good to see Thurmond and Trufant back to improve depth at CB. Hopefully Thurmond can stay healthy now and take over at nickel for Trufant.

  2. Did Tate miss practice?

  3. Dukeshire says:

    Yes, good to hear about Thurmond. Getting healthy…

  4. seahawk44 says:

    Can someone tell me why Deon Butler was released? I was expecting him to make an impact going forward. Now there are only 4 WRs on the active roster. Is that wise?

  5. Perhaps I’m alone on this, or mjr optimistic, but I really feel that if we can stay healthy, bring Browner back at 100% for the playoffs, we are really in position to get to the Super Bowl…. we clearly have a classy young man for a QB, an offensive line that has matured plus keeps getting better and better and a coaching staff that is letting a lot of ‘the ropes off’ when calling the direction… and especially in my observation, no small item in this mix(if you’ve been there), the team is having fun and still getting better supporting each other….

  6. Newborough says:

    More good news, looks like the secondary could be at full strength for the playoffs and not far short on Sunday. Fingers crossed that Hill shakes off the hamstring problem soon too, although Smith and Morgan look to be available if not.

  7. Ewalters7354 says:

    I believe Pete is gonna let Tru have the honor of playing the slot position, even though Jeremy Lane and Walter Thurmond have clearly beat him out.Just hope it doesn’t cost us…

  8. Just when we don’t need him, Thurmond returns to practice. Thanks for nothing.

  9. @IBGoofy: I’m with you. What I like about their chances is that even though they didn’t win every game this year, they were in a position to win every game. There’s not a single game that got out of hand for them.

    Winning a playoff game on the road is tough, but if they can hang in their, with our improved play on offense, I think they’re in a good position to win in the playoffs.

    If they don’t then it’s a good teaching moment for them about how every game is important and going to the SB is a lot easier if you host games during the playoffs.

  10. Great news about Richard Sherman.

    Its great that Maxwell and Lane got some quality experience the last couple of weeks, but I don’t know why so many people rip Trufant….. I am certain that if there was a better option PC would make a change.

  11. Dukeshire says:

    One thing I’ll say is that one can never have too much depth at corner. Whether Thurmond plays ahead of Lane or no, I’m happy to have all hands on deck this time of year.

  12. What is frustrating now is thinking back to that Miami game. They were right on the cusp of their breakout, and they were in an excellent position to win that game. They’d be playing Sunday to lock in the #2 seed…

  13. raymaines says:

    Way back in SB 40, the Steelers were the wild card team that had to win three games on the road to get to the Super Bowl.

    Geoux ‘Hawks! (That sounded pretty cool in August, now not so much)

  14. Dukeshire says:

    … or the Detroit game.

  15. dirtbiker_joey says:

    … or the first AZ game

  16. This team has come a long way since the days of Josh Wilson, Kelly Jennings, Travis Fisher, Deon Grant and Jordan Babineaux. I can’t even remember the last time this team had two guys at the CB position that as a fan I felt really good about, but somehow this team now has 5 (Browner, Sherman, Thurmond, Lane, Maxwell). Ridiculous.

    If Pete gets this team far into the playoffs, get ready for the wolves to come in the offseason. They’ll be coming for Seattle’s coaches and players, maybe even an exec or two.

  17. Or the game in St. Louis…..

  18. DisplacedSeahawkFan says:

    This Rams game really scares me. The Rams are playing for as much, if not more, than the Seahawks Sunday: they want to finish the season with a winning record, and they want to remain undefeated in the NFC West. Moreover, Jeff Fisher is probably going to use every trick/gimmick play in his playbook to catch the Seahawks off guard. A loss Sunday would really kill our momentum going into the playoffs. I hope the coaches and players realize all this and come prepared Sunday.

  19. The Rams game doesn’t scare me…haven’t you figured it out yet? Our guys actually KNOW how to play football and WIN! I’m revising my score for this weekend from 28-20 to 35-9 in favor of our Seahawks! And I wouldn’t be surprised if Pete takes it to 50 again!

  20. What a concept…we KNOW HOW TO WIN! When’s the last time you thought about that!

  21. raymaines says:

    I know we’re all drinking Seahawk Kool-Aid, but I’m drinking it too.

    Seahawks kick Ram butt 42-10. Seriously, two passing TD’s, two rushing TD’s, a TD punt return and a pick six followed by a late Ram rushing TD.

    Just don’t hold me to any of this next Monday.

  22. sluggo42 says:

    I think they’re going for 50, setting a record for averaginf 50 points for 4 consecutive games?! awesome!

    WAR Hawks!

  23. confucious says:

    @ TomlPDX. I hear ya. Since the beginning of this franchise I have never seen such powerful balance on both sides of the ball. Consistency. It comes off a bit strange to have such confidence in this team, I’m just not used to it. I did not think they would turn this thing around this year. I was prepared to stay the course as I have liked most of the changes this team has made. I just had no idea the course would be this short.

  24. confucious says:

    In fact, I hope we play Green Bay at Lambeau just to stop those bawling cheeseheads ( and talking heads) once and for all. AND WE’RE GONNA WIN! To coin a phrase.

  25. I’d still like to make Green Bay come back to Seattle…but there’s only one way that can happen…

  26. NYHawkFan says:

    I’m not nervous at all about this Sunday because, #1 we’ve got a number of motivated (skipped over pro-bowl) players, #2 they have the best home crowd advantage they could hope for, #3 they’re hungry for more, and #4 they know they are good, very good, and they know that they can comPete with any club in the NFL, and finally, they believe… They believe in their QB and they believe in their coaching staff, and they believe in themselves. I have a feeling that they can go all the way.

  27. Someone will have to check me on this, but I believe that if AZ beats SF, we win and Minn beats GB (we are 2 seed, GB is 3, Wash/Dal is 4, SF is 5 and Minn is 6), then GB will play Minn again next week in round 1…that is so Karmic it makes you think it might happen!

  28. Vegas, yes I think that’s right. And if that happens Seattle would get a bye and then likely a home playoff game. That would be sweet. If we don’t get the bye, we likely travel for a first round playoff game.

    The only thing I really don’t want to see is the Seahawks travelling to Green Bay. Bad memories of winter games at Lambeau Field. I think we can beat anyone else, anywhere else, but the Packers in Green Bay would be tough.

  29. If that scenario turned out, after the bye Seattle would host the winner of the second GB/Minn game….so we could make the Packers come to Clink again. That would be one hot Divisional round match-up, bring a huge TV audience.

  30. Mark that, we would host the winner of that game only if it was Green Bay…if Minn won that game two weeks in a row, they’d go to Atlanta and the winner of SF/East Division would come to Seattle.

  31. Oh my god I want to be at the Clink for that one, Vegas. But enough projecting… First things first, we need a W to end the season.

  32. One week at a time…

  33. princeaden says:

    Lane has done well. But, IMO the best defensive backfield they can put out there has BB and Sherm on the outside with Thurman in the slot.

  34. Just keep winning – worry about this weeks opponent. Let the chips fall where they may

  35. hawks4life says:

    Wow guy’s you need to watch this

  36. hawks4life says:

    Wow you guy’s need to watch this

  37. Hey Eric it would be good to know the injury reports for Arizona and San Francisco….how bad did we bang up the 49’ers?

  38. Southendzone says:

    Thanks for that link H4L, great video.

  39. SandpointHawk says:

    Great Video hawks4life, thanks…

  40. Southendzone says:

    That video should come with a warning:

    DO NOT WATCH if you are allergic to awesomeness

  41. Dukeshire says:

    Yes, that video was sick! I’m hooking th lapper up to the TV and watching that when I get home. It will look even more incredible on a big screen.

  42. Hawk4life…thanks for the link, that is incredible. Nothing better than seeing our favorite team, up close and personal and in tremendous HD quality. Go Hawks!

  43. GeorgiaHawk says:

    Thanks Hawk4life, The video part was awesome!

  44. I hope Seattle plays GB in Lambeau for the NFC Championship, and it snows…and we kick the ever-lovin’ snot out of ROgers again, and this time Tate catches a TD to win the game with three Packers mauling him…and there is no doubt that a) he was interfered with and b) that he caught the ball and they LOSE!

    The whining from the rest of the US would be EPIC!

  45. STTBM, I like that scenario!

    Awesome video hawks4life…thanks for sharing that

  46. Great Video!

    Dukeshire, that was really cool for you to call the Hawks and recommend they use these guys stuff! I would love to see a weekly highlight film done like that!

  47. Dukeshire says:

    Making that call in 15 minutes, when the offices open.

  48. No one noticed Chancellor had his best game of the season vs the Whiners. IT wasnt just his hit on Davis, but the whole game he was all over the field, yet he stayed in his zone and did his job and wasnt out of position and missing tackles like he has been for much of the year. He wrapped up, tackled well, and really layed the wood; and he covered well.

    If he’d played near that level all year he would have been All-Pro.

    Just wait till next year when we get another DT…RAWR!

  49. trout_hound says:

    Nice footage, indeed. Enjoyed the Arizona game shots as well.

  50. Yeah… that video was cool!

  51. tealskin says:

    Maybe I’m the skunk at the party but I don’t think it would be so awful if Rams won. Chances of Niners losing at home to Az. are about nil. If the Hawks lost they would lose some of the luster and swagger and would perhaps be likelier to be even angrier and focused for the playoffs. Sometimes losing is not a bad thing. I fear overconfidence more than anything in a one and done situation.

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