Rice Still Out, Gallery and Hawthorne Will Play

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.

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  • glor

    It seems border-line rediculous that we paid 35 million for this guy to warm a bench due to a chronic sore shoulder… I guess time will tell.

  • Keith_12thMR

    @glor I have to agree. Th dude has only had one good year, and he’s only had 1 healthy year. He seems to sit more than he plays. That’s not the type of player you give big money to, even if he is really good when he’s out there.

  • RileyMoore

    I am just glad that “The Heater” is back. He’s a great run stopper and seems to have a magnet for the ball. Maybe a Pro Bowl for him this year?

  • Keith_12thMR

    @RileyMoore so much of that depends on the guys up front. If we start having line injuries again like last year, the run defense wont be good enough for people to notice him.