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Duane Brown and Mike Iupati inactive, John Ursua active for Wild Card Showdown

Oakland Raiders v Seattle Seahawks Photo by Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images

Sunday afternoon the Seattle Seahawks will take on the Philadelphia Eagles for the right to advance to the Divisional Round of the NFL Playoffs, and when they do so rookie wide receiver John Ursua will once again be suited up for the team. Ursua, the seventh round rookie who recorded his first ever NFL reception on the final drive against the San Francisco 49ers in a comeback attempt that came up just short, is likely to see more playing time in this game than he has all season.

During the 2019 campaign Ursua played just 11 total offensive snaps, but with the Seahawks needing to replace both Malik Turner (concussion) and Jaron Brown (sprained knee), it’s not a stretch to imagine Ursua topping that number on Sunday.

However, as he’s looking to get the ball to Ursua, Russell Wilson will have to do so without the security blanket of having Duane Brown at left tackle. Brown had surgery knee surgery less than two weeks ago, and remains on the mend, meaning that George Fant will likely get the nod at left tackle. Typically that would mean Jamarco Jones filling the role of sixth offensive lineman, just as he did in Week 17, but with left guard Mike Iupati out as well, Jones seems likely to get the nod at left guard.

The complete list of inactives is:

  • Jaron Brown
  • Malik Turner
  • Bryan Mone
  • L.J. Collier
  • Mike Iupati
  • Duane Brown
  • Mychal Kendricks