The Seattle Seahawks inactives include a multitude of key players for today’s road matchup against the New Orleans Saints.
This one might not be pretty for a lot of reasons. The Seattle Seahawks limp into New Orleans to take on the high powered Saints offense. If there is any grounds for optimism, it is that the New Orleans defense is both bad and injured.
This isn’t much suspense this week when it comes to who the Seahawks will leave out of uniform. They have 6 players listed as “out” on the injury report, and they only have to leave 7 inactive.
The main issue here is the importance the individuals that happen to be listed. Not having Michael Bennett for the first time since he joined the team in 2013 will be very tough. Hopefully Frank Clark can be a capable fill-in, but then who replaces Clark?
Kam Chancellor, Thomas Rawls, Kevin Pierre-Louis and Luke Wilson are all out again. None of that is a surprise, and we know who will fill in each of them based on what happened last week and the week before.
Not having Deandre Elliot at CB will be more of an issue this week than probably any other week this season (except for maybe against New England). The Saints love to air the ball out, and the Seahawks only have three healthy CBs right now. If one gets hurt, special teams ace Neiko Thorpe would be pressed into action as the team’s nickel corner.
Bradley Sowell was listed as questionable, but he won’t play either. That means that George Fant will play LT for the first time since he was in 8th grade.
The Saints will be thin at CB today, just like Seattle. Starter Delvin Breaux and nickel corner Sterling Moore are both out for today’s game.
New Orleans has a similar issue at LB. strong side linebacker Stephone Anthony is out. Starting weak side linebacker Dannell Ellerbe will play, but he is nursing a fairly serious quadriceps injury.
The Saints also have a number of guys who were listed as questionable this week that will play. LT Terron Armstead is probably the most notable. Center Max Unger (remember him?) is another.