The Seattle Seahawks are set to host the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in Week 9, and while brand new wide receiver Josh Gordon is on the roster, he will not be on the field this week. With just two days not enough time to learn the offense and become familiar with the system, the Hawks newest offensive weapon will be on the sideline, where he’ll join a couple of the team’s other newest receivers as well.
Seahawks inactives vs. the Buccaneers pic.twitter.com/q2lEQTMgHK— Seahawks PR (@seahawksPR) November 3, 2019
In addition to Gordon, receivers John Ursua and Gary Jennings will also be inactive. Ursua was active and saw two snaps against the Pittsburgh Steelers in Week 2, but outside of that he and Jennings have been healthy scratches in 15 of 16 possible games.
Beyond receiver, the Seahawks pass rush, already anemic, is without Quinton Jefferson for the second straight week. In spite of playing hurt in Week 7 and sitting out Week 8 with an oblique injury, Jefferson is tied for the team lead in sacks (2.0) and QB hits (7). Against a Bucs team that likes to drop back and sling it in Bruce Arians’ system, his absence could be noticeable. However, with QJeff out it means that first round pick L.J. Collier is likely to be involved in the rotations on the defensive front, so fans could get to see more of Collier than they have previously.
The full list of inactives is:
- Josh Gordon,
- Gary Jennings,
- John Ursua,
- Quinton Jefferson,
- Quandre Diggs,
- Lano Hill and
- C.J. Prosise.