Ruvell Martin, who not caught a pass this season, will start for the Seahawks today because leading receiver Mike Williams and flanker Ben Obomanu are inactive.
The move with Williams is not surprising. He did not practice all week after spraining his left ankle in last week’s game against the Panthers – and also is dealing with a strained left foot. Coach Pete Carroll said Friday that he expected Obomanu to play, but he will not because of the severe laceration he got on his right hand against the Panthers. So Deon Butler also will start today.
Also inactive for the Seahawks:
OG Chester Pitts
OT Will Robinson
OT Breno Giacomini
DT Amon Gordon
DE Jay Richardson
3rd QB: J.P. Losman
DT Colin Cole will play – and start – after being sidelined since spraining his right ankle in the Halloween game against the Raiders in Oakland.