Friday, November 25, 2011
Tarvaris Jackson, Sidney Rice probable
RENTON, Wash. -- Tarvaris Jackson and Sidney Rice are each probable to play against the Washington Redskins on Sunday.
Jackson fully participated in practice for the second time this week, a rarity since Jackson injured his pectoral in a win over the New York Giants on Oct. 9. It was only the third time Jackson has been able to fully participate in practice twice in a week since getting hurt.
Coach Pete Carroll said throughout the week that this was the best Jackson has felt since the injury, but it even surprised Carroll how much Jackson was able to do on Friday.
"He felt a little bit better, so he got full-go today. That's good news," Carroll said. "That's the first time he's been able to do this in weeks."
Carroll said he had begun to see rust on Jackson's game from the lack of practice time recently.
"The fact that he got out there today and got a whole boatload of plays and looks at stuff in the red zone and all that that he didn't get last week, it should help him," Carroll said.
Rice returned to practice Friday after missing the last two days with a foot injury. Rice has dealt with several minor injuries throughout the season. He missed the first two games with a shoulder injury and has been on the injury report with a knee injury and a concussion as well, none of which forced him to miss a game.
Defensive tackle Alan Branch and reserve cornerback Byron Maxwell are each questionable with ankle injuries and did not practice Friday. They are both expected to be game-time decisions. Clinton McDonald will start in place of Branch if he is unable to play.
Wide receiver Ben Obomanu (knee/ankle), defensive tackle Anthony Hargrove (hamstring) and safety Atari Bigby (hamstring) are all probable.