The Seahawks had a little good news in their Tuesday injury report, and a little bad. The bad news was that Sidney Rice sat out of practice today, and predictably, Pete Carroll announced that due to NFL concussion testing protocol, Rice has already essentially been ruled out for this week's game due to the short week. On the other hand, quarterback Tarvaris Jackson practiced fully, the first time he's done so in the early part of the practice week since suffering an injury to his pectoral over a month ago.
If Jackson can go for the Seahawks it will be very welcome news for the offense; if he were to regress the Hawks would have to rely on a very inconsistent Charlie Whitehurst or go to their 3rd string QB, rookie undrafted free agent Josh Portis. Neither situation is ideal for a team that is hoping to keep pace on the scoreboard with the potentially explosive Philadelphia offense.
Cornerback Byron Maxwell also sat out of practice Tuesday for the Seahawks, recovering from what Pete Carroll announced was pneumonia. David Hawthorne (knee) and Richard Sherman (calf) were limited participants in practice.
DT Alan Branch, who sat out Sunday's game as a late scratch, practiced fully, as did Mike Williams, who left Sunday's game with a shoulder injury. Good news on both accounts as the Seahawks look to get as healthy as possible in the next day or two running up to their Thursday night NFL Network primetime game against the Eagles.