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Seattle Seahawks News & Rumors: Roster Moves, Injury Updates

Well, we will talk about that game more as the week goes on, but let's take a minute to get some admin out of the way. The Seahawks made a few roster moves prior to Sunday's game that we didn't really talk about much yet, and there are probably a few roster moves coming up this week as injuries pile up. We'll also take a quick look at those injuries. 

-- First off, TE Cameron Morrah was added to the 53-man roster on Sunday, bolstering a wafer thin tight end corps at the moment, with John Carlson on the I.R. and Zach Miller's status still up in the air. As it is now, Morrah may be the starting TE going forward if Anthony McCoy continues to drop passes going his way. 

-- Safety/Defensive Back Chris Maragos was signed to the 53-man roster from the practice squad as well. He's a 5'10, 200 lb safety that has very good athleticism and speed. 4.47 40, 36-inch vertical, 3.98 short shuttle, 6.55 3-cone drill - those short shuttle and 3-cone drill times would have been the best for any position at the combine in 2010, had he been invited. He's been off and on the 49ers practice squad and active roster in the last year, and will likely be a special teams contributor first and foremost. 

-- To make room on the roster, recently signed DT Jason Shirley and LB Stephen Franklin were both released. 

-- Marshawn Lynch is battling a back issue. Pete Carroll noted, "Through the warm-up process, his back spasmed up on him. He couldn't get loose. He has had an ongoing something-or-other with his back since he arrived with us, but today it just came up right before game time, and he just couldn't get loose, couldn't get going."

-- Walter Thurmond has a cracked tibia, and his status for this season is up in the air. Originally, Pete Carroll said that it's likely his season is over, but in Pete's interview on Brock and Salk this morning, he said that the fracture is one that Thurmond could conceivably come back from in 4-5 weeks, if a sprain isn't also an issue. Expect more of an update on this in the coming days. 

-- Per Eric Williams of the Tacoma News Tribune, Tarvaris Jackson is pretty close to returning to action. 

"Seattle starting quarterback Tarvaris Jackson threw the ball pretty well during warm-ups before the game, but ultimately Carroll decided against putting his quarterback in on Sunday after not practicing most of the week. Carroll said there's a good chance that Jackson's played next week against Cincinnati at home.

"He threw the ball very well under the circumstances, but he's not 100 percent," Carroll said. "And he was going to have to say, ‘I can go. I can do it. I don't feel it.' And really give us a real positive on it. It's really up to him right now because he's the one that's feeling it. But we thought if he doesn't go today, that he'll have a chance to go next week. And if he did go, we didn't know what would happen.""

-- Kam Chancellor left the game yesterday briefly but returned, and appears to be fine, with just a bruised knee. 

-- Max Unger and Zach Miller will be two injured players to keep an eye on this week. Their return is also up in the air.

-- Byron Maxwell might become more of a household name in the coming weeks. With Walter Thurmond and Marcus Trufant out for the foreseeable future, a shuffling at defensive back might happen. Kennard Cox was getting some playing time in nickel packages and didn't do much to impress in that role, including a botched tackle on a Colt McCoy scramble in the 2nd half that allowed him to pick up a key first down on a third and long. 

Pete Carroll show from 710ESPN Brock and Salk show after the jump. Hook me up with any other tidbits I need to add to this list...

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