With Julius Jones being inactive, the Seahawks have three running backs available today – starting tailback Justin Forsett, Leon Washington and the versatile Michael Robinson, who will play fullback but also can slide to tailback if needed.
But all six wide receivers are active, including Brandon Stokley, who was just signed on Tuesday. The coaches are intrigued by what his experience and skills operating from the slot can provide the passing game. But at the cost of whose snaps?
First-round draft choice Russell Okung is active, after being sidelined since the second preseason game with a high ankle sprain. So is right tackle Sean Locklear, despite missing most of the week with a sore knee. The flip card lists Tyler Polumbus as the starter at left tackle (for Okung) and Locklear on the right side. But the line that was up first in pregame warm-ups has Okung on the left side and Polumbus on the right – with an interior of Chris Spencer at center and Ben Hamilton and Stacy Andrews at the guards.
On defense, Marcus Trufant is listed as the starter at left cornerback, but he did not practice all week because of a sprained ankle he got in last week’s game. Trufant is working with the starters in warm-ups.