Friday, January 10, 2014
Wright only starter out for Seahawks
By Terry Blount
RENTON, Wash. -- Being healthy at the right time can make a big difference in the NFL, and it's rare for a team to start the playoffs as healthy as the Seahawks are now.
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Outside linebacker K.J. Wright is the only starter ruled out for Saturday's playoff game against the New Orleans Saints. And Wright, who had foot surgery three weeks ago, could be back for the NFC championship game if the Seahawks advance.
However, rookie defensive tackle Jordan Hill is doubtful with a groin injury and backup safety Chris Maragos is questionable with a back injury. Hill has played in only four game this season. Maragos is a valuable player with 10 special team tackles and one fumble recovery.
The big news of the week was receiver Percy Harvin returning when he came close to being placed on injured reserve two weeks ago.
But the Seahawks also have rookie tight end Luke Willson back, a bit of a surprise since he suffered a nasty high ankle sprain in the regular-season finale against St. Louis.
"They checked him out right off the bat and it looked like he had a broken leg," Seattle coach Pete Carroll said. "They checked him out again that night and he didn't. So all I can tell you is that it was remarkable whatever happened in there. There was a laying of hands or something. I don't know what happened, but he jumped right back and had a terrific week and he's ready to play."