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Pete Carroll says Seahawks to activate Greg Olsen and Bryan Mone, Brandon Shell to suit up vs. Rams

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When the Seattle Seahawks host the Los Angeles Rams in Week 16 with the ability to secure the NFC West title, they will do so with the benefit of a pair of key members of the team coming back from injured reserve.

Greg Olsen, of course, seems likely to regain his job as the starting tight end, while Bryan Mone will mix in at defensive tackle. Tight end has been less a position of need, as the Hawks have been able to turn to Will Dissly, Jacob Hollister and Colby Parkinson during Olsen’s absence. However, the Seahawks have been very light at defensive tackle, with just three players at the position on the active roster in Jarran Reed, Snacks Harrison and Poona Ford.

In addition, Carroll noted that right tackle Brandon Shell will suit up for the Hawks.

However, if Shell will start or exactly how effective he will be on an injured ankle against the talented Rams defensive line won’t be known until the game starts and the Seahawks offense takes the field. In any case, with Shell expected to at least be available, the Hawks should be okay in terms of depth at tackle, but it won’t be a surprise for the team to elevate one of the interior offensive linemen, specifically Alex Boone, from the practice squad later Saturday.

The addition of Mone and Olsen to the 53 man roster will fill the pair of empty spots the team had created by waiving Penny Hart and moving Phil Haynes to injured reserve earlier this week.