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Seahawks activate Irvin

Post by Todd Dybas / The News Tribune on Oct. 5, 2013 at 1:00 pm with 17 Comments »
October 5, 2013 3:40 pm

The Seahawks activated LB Bruce Irvin on Saturday and waived wide receiver Stephen Williams.

This puts Irvin in line to make his 2013 debut Sunday against the Colts in Lucas Oil Stadium.

Linebackers coach Ken Norton Jr. said he expects Irvin to the be in there right away. Here’s what head coach Pete Carroll had to say about Irvin on Friday:

“He’s done really well,” Carroll said. “There’s just a little rough around the edges on some stuff but he’s in great shape and he’s ready to go and he’s really charged up and he’s done a lot of studying over the time that he was out of here and has come back ready to take advantage of this. He doesn’t want to wait another game or something to get going.”

Waiving Williams may indicate the Seahawks think Percy Harvin is close. Harvin is eligible to be activated in Week 7.

> An update: Williams is not eligible for practice squad. So, he could only come back as part of the active roster.

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  1. jamielarrydon says:


  2. yakimahawk says:

    If Williams clears waivers can he go to the practice squad? This surprises me considering Rice may be gone next year…They must be very high on Kearse.

  3. Southendzone says:

    What was Williams getting, 2 or 3 plays a game? I hope Jacksonville grabs him off waivers so the stupid 49ers dont

  4. edstang45 says:

    One of these teams are going to be said to have “Made a Statement” I want it to be said about our Hawks!! Indy needs this one more than we do, but OH Man if we go in there and get this one, We will be the Team of 2013……all the Big talkin all knowing experts on NFL channel and ESPN will be saying this team is for real and the NW (so.alaska)will have to be noticed as the Best of the best,… well maybe they will still focus on Mannings team but they will be afraid to NOT discuss the Hawks as the Best team……but if the Colts win We will have to listen to the drivel of the experts for a few more weeks..This Team in my opinion is the most dominate and most feared team period. Lets go into Indy and set the rest of the NFL on notice that the Seattle Seahawks are looking to be a dynasy over the next 3-5 years baby!!!!! Go Hawks

  5. FleaFlicker says:

    Would have liked to see Jason Spitz dropped instead. Keeping him on the roster implies that we still need a back-up Center, presumably for Lem Jeanpierre instead of Unger.

    Williams is probably a roster casualty of Max’s tricep, not necessarily Percy’s return. But if Percy is ready to play, that is some great news.

  6. FleaFlicker says:

    Probably won’t see Williams back again. Somebody out there will pick him off the waiver wire.

  7. GeorgiaHawk says:

    This may be one of the few games that we need special teams to step up in a big way.

  8. montanamike2 says:

    I hope Irvin impresses tomorrow.

  9. sluggo42 says:

    I fully doubt the hawks go undefeated. It’s is a very tough away game, that we could lose.
    But I still think we win it. I won’t cry if we lose, but I sure don’t think we will. I think we can run on them and that will open up a pass game here and there. I think we have better defense, and special teams, and running game.
    I clearly see a win here.

  10. Skavage says:

    Wow…just think for a moment…on any given passing down we could have Clemons, McDonald, Bennett, Avril, and Irvin all coming after the QB. And Mebane could be in their for McDonald and you have a guy that can stop the run AND add middle pressue. Just imagine the stunts we could do with these guys. And hell you could add OB Sco in there for a 6th if you want to run a kitchen sink blitz at them. Not to mention KJ and Bobby who both have the ability to play 3 downs exceptionally.

    Sheesh, think about what this means overall too.

    We have the potential to have the BEST rotation of a front 7 ever seen in the history of the NFL. Paired with the LoB we can always have fresh legs in the game. Always. We’ve got run stuffers, edge rushers, interior all-around types, LB’s with speed and talent to rush, cover, or spy.

    It’s just an incredible group of really solid, extremely talented players. Top to bottom from starts through the last so-called-back up, there isn’t any defense like this and never has been.

    If we can hold things together for a few weeks, keep the healthy guys healthy while injured heal up, we could be set to have an incredible second half run and parlay that into a deep playoff run.

  11. VNHLNFAN says:

    Wilson to Harvin sounds pretty good too.

  12. averagejay says:

    I see this game as a somewhat of a toss up. Both teams are good. Slight edge to the Hawks. The offense needs to click in all four quarters.

  13. I wish we also had Jordan Hill healthy too.

  14. hawaiitom says:

    Last week was the turning point for the Seahawks. The “chemistry” on this team took a major leap forward. Up until the second half of last week either the offense or the defense had taken over games, last week both sides of the ball stepped up when needed and rolled over a tough team in a hostile environment. Doug Baldwin said after the game that the emotion on the team and sense of team has never been stronger.

    I look for Seattle to run Lynch down Indy’s throat, play very tough/fast defense, and dominate the game. I don’t think Indy is ready for the intensity we are going to bring to this game, and by the second quarter we should be ahead by two touchdowns or more.

    When we get fully healthy we are going to roll over people like we did last year to Arizona and Buffalo.

  15. hawaiitom says:

    Time to eat crow. Ugh, choke, gasp, yuck…Darn. I was wrong. Underestimated Indy! Thank goodness it is not the end of the season. The game started the way I thought it would go, then Indy woke up. We got beat. Next!

  16. Of course Williams was claimed by guess who??? The Hawks development team, the Jacksonville Jaguars

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