The Seattle Seahawks announced the inactive members of their roster for this afternoon’s game in Lambeau Field against the Green Bay Packers: For the second straight week, the list includes former starting right tackle Garry Gilliam, an apparently healthy scratch after losing his job to Bradley Sowell during the loss against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers two weeks ago.
Free safety Earl Thomas is not included on the inactives report because he doesn’t count toward the Seattle 53-man roster after being placed on injured reserve this week with a broken left tibia. The Seahawks added safety Jeron Johnson to help bolster its depth at the position behind Steven Terrell, but perhaps curiously didn’t opt to activate rookie Tyvis Powell to offer another body in the defensive backfield. It is the fifth time this season Powell has been in street clothes for a game.
Seattle also will be a little thin on the defensive front, with both Damontre Moore and John Jenkins out of the lineup. Moore has been battling a foot ailment, so it limits the Seahawks to seven defensive lineman for the first time since the Atlanta Falcons matchup in early October. Will that challenge the rotation to get after Aaron Rodgers on the move behind the line of scrimmage? Michael Bennett did not practice Friday, but the team says it was not related to his knee injury that cost him five games following minor surgery.
Other Seattle inactives include C.J. Prosise, who is still rehabilitating from a broken shoulderblade, backup strongside linebacker Brock Coyle and Will Tukuafu. The Seahawks signed fullback Marcel Reese this week, who should make his debut occasionally lead blocking for Thomas Rawls.
Green Bay’s inactives include linebackers Nick Perry, Blake Martinez and Kyle Fackrell, offensive linemen J.C. Tretter and Kyle Murphy, and reserve receiver Trevor Davis. That means starting guard T.J. Lang is back after suffering a broken foot and missing three straight games. Julius Peppers will start in place of Perry.