NFC West: Frank Okam

Okung, Polumbus, Mebane among inactives

November, 7, 2010
SEATTLE -- The Seattle Seahawks' list of inactive players leaves them severely shorthanded on both lines.

Left tackles Russell Okung and Tyler Polumbus are inactive. Seattle's seven active offensive linemen: Chester Pitts, Mike Gibson, Chris Spencer, Stacy Andrews, Sean Locklear, Breno Giacomini and Allen Barbre.

On defense, starting tackles Brandon Mebane and Colin Cole are inactive. Mebane's status following a calf injury had been in question. Not having him against the New York Giants further diminishes a group already without defensive end Red Bryant, who landed on injured reserve during the week.

Seattle's inactive list: quarterback Matt Hasselbeck, fullback Michael Robinson, defensive tackle Frank Okam, Okung, Polumbus, receiver Golden Tate, Cole and Mebane.

Robinson had been the emergency quarterback behind Whitehurst and Zac Robinson, who was signed from the practice squad for this game.

I'm not sure what the Seahawks would do at quarterback if injuries felled Whitehurst and Robinson. Running back Leon Washington did complete a pass while with the New York Jets in 2007. I heard it was a beauty.

Moss' fate unclear amid Seahawks' moves

November, 2, 2010
The Seattle Seahawks left open three rosters spots Tuesday after placing two players on injured reserve and releasing two others.

I've heard nothing new suggesting the team plans to fill one of those spots by claiming receiver Randy Moss off waivers from Minnesota.

Any team claiming Moss off waivers will be on the hook for more than $3 million in guaranteed salary, a potential consideration for Seattle as the team continues paying more than $6 million to former wideout T.J. Houshmandzadeh.

The Seahawks would presumably have more interest in Moss if he cleared waivers. The idea of placing a $3 million bet on Moss without knowing what the receiver might provide in return could dissuade some teams from placing waiver claims.

It's just unclear at this point how many teams might be willing to pay the money anyway.

Note: I thought this item included news that the team had placed Red Bryant (knee) and Ben Hamilton (concussion) on injured reserve while releasing Quinton Ganther and Nate Ness. The team also signed defensive lineman Frank Okam, formerly of the Houston Texans.

WR Brandon Jones inactive for 49ers

October, 25, 2009
Posted by's Mike Sando

HOUSTON -- Top 49ers free-agent acquisition Brandon Jones is among the players inactive for San Francisco against the Texans in Week 7.

Fellow receivers Jason Hill and Micheal Spurlock are also on the inactive list.

It is Michael Crabtree's time, in other words. Crabtree, Isaac Bruce, Josh Morgan and Arnaz Battle are the receivers for the 49ers.

Also inactive for the 49ers: offensive lineman Cody Wallace, defensive lineman Ricky Jean-Francois, safety Reggie Smith, safety Michael Lewis and quarterback Nate Davis, who did not make the trip.

Inactive for the Texans: safety Nick Ferguson, receiver Glenn Martinez, cornerback Fred Bennett, linebacker Jamie Winborn, guard Tutan Reyes, tight end Anthony Hill and defensive tackle Frank Okam. Dan Orlovsky is the third quarterback.

Posted by's Mike Sando

GLENDALE, Ariz. -- The Texans are keeping five defensive ends and nine defensive backs active against the Cardinals, presumably because they expect Arizona to pass the ball frequently.

It's a logical move given the Cardinals' known style and one more reason Arizona should try to get Beanie Wells going on the ground.

Houston named defensive tackles DelJuan Robinson and Frank Okam among its inactive players. Also inactive: Glenn Martinez, Nick Ferguson, Antwaun Molden, Antoine Caldwell and Anthony Hill. Dan Orlovsky is the third quarterback.