Kache Palacio promoted for Seahawks critical game against Rams
As the Seahawks face a familiar foe Sunday, they could press a familiar face into service in a critical contest for the division lead.
Granted, this player isn’t coming back for the best of reasons, nor under the best circumstances. The Seahawks aren’t certain if either of their two best linebackers will play Sunday. Bobby Wagner is listed as questionable, and K.J. Wright is listed as doubtful. Regardless, many 12s will be happy to see former Cougar Kache Palacio defend the turf at CenturyLInk this Sunday.
Palacio spent all of 2016 on the Seahawks practice squad, despite finishing the 2016 preseason third on the team in tackles. He impressed again this season, but not enough to break through the crowded Seahawks linebacking corps. He was added to the practice squad in November.
Unfortunately, there appear to be a couple of empty chairs in Coach Michael Barrow’s meetings this week. A major loss was that of safety Kam Chancellor, who was placed on injured reserve. So Palacio is now on the active roster. Whether he’s actually activated for Sunday’s showdown against Los Angeles depends on the status of Wagner and Wright, of course.
For a bit more on Palacio, jump over to this great write-up by The Seattle Times Stephanie Loh, who published this interview with the Washington State standout.
Here’s a bit more from the man himself, back in training camp:
Palacio isn’t the only roster change for the Seahawks
Cornerback Mike Tyson was also promoted from the practice squad this week. If you haven’t heard, the Seahawks have lost a pretty good cornerback for the season. Seems more than half of the starting defense is out. Let’s see…Avril, Chancellor, Sherman are all on IR. Naz Jones and K.J. Wright are doubtful. Bobby Wagner is probable…yep, close enough.
So the onetime Cincinnati Bearcat safety may be breaking up passes Sunday, along with Palacio. By the way, as seniors, Tyson had six interceptions and Palacio had six sacks. These gentlemen can get the job done.
One gentleman who couldn’t quite get it done was guard Mark Glowinski. A starter for all of 2016, Glowinski was gradually pushed out of the role by the improved play of Ethan Pocic this season. He isn’t the best guard in the NFL, but there are several teams that desperately need depth on the offensive line. We hope and expect Glowinski to land a spot soon.
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Hey, never speak ill of the departed. You remember what happened with Jeremy Lane, right? So good luck, Glow.