Leroy Hill will start at WLB this week against Buffalo, Pete Carroll has announced. Malcolm Smith will still get some playing time at the spot.
Walter Thurmond has been ruled out with a tweaked hamstring, meaning we'll get to see Byron Maxwell, Jeremy Lane and Richard Sherman at CB. With the Bills reliance more on an intermediate, YAC type passing game, vs a vertical passing offense, Maxwell/Lane's physicality will surely be a big factor. Should be interesting.
Sidney Rice was a full-go at practice Friday and should be fine for the game, but reserve WR Charly Martin badly pulled his calf and was placed on I.R. Deon Butler was signed to take his spot on the active roster, but it doesn't look like he'll make the trip to Toronto with the team.