The headline just about says it all. WR Sydney Rice is still out with a shoulder injury. Look for rookie Doug Baldwin to get a few more chances this week, as he continues to look like one of the team’s most dynamic offensive players.
LG Robert Gallery is back from his knee injury and will start. Rookie James Carpenter will move back over to Right Tackle. There’s no guarantee that Carpenter will play the entire game there, though, as there’s a possiblity that either Tyer Polumbus or Breno Giacmini could come in if Carpenter struggles.
The other big piece of injury news is that LB Will Hawthorne returns from his ankle injury and start at MLB. Rookie K.J. Wright will move over the weak side, and split time with Leroy Hill.
The returns of Gallery and Hawthorne are not small news. Both are key players and leaders on the field.