As the Seattle Seahawks get ready to make some noise against the Cleveland Browns they'll have to do so with the help of their backup quarterback Charlie Whitehurst, who is getting his first start of the season at Browns stadium this Sunday.
Eric Williams of The News Tribune had this to say about Tavaris Jackson:
Tarvaris Jackson looked good warming up before the game this morning, throwing 30-yard frozen ropes while offensive coordinator Darrell Bevell looked on. Afterwards, he had a short conversation with head coach Pete Carroll and general manager John Schneider...The verdict? Jackson is on the inactive list and Charlie Whitehurst will get his first start of the season.
Unfortunately this won't be the only significant injury for the 'Hawks as center Max Unger and tight end Zach Miller will each be out as well, being replaced by Lemuel Jeanpierre and Anthony McCoy in the starting lineup at their respective positions. Wide receiver Kris Durham, cornerback Byron Maxwell, offensive tackle Jarriel King, and defensive tackle Al Woods make up the rest of the inactives for Seattle.
As for the Browns, cornerback Joe Hadden is listed as active and will start this Sunday, though running back Peyton Hillis' hamstring just didn't heal up enough to be ready to go for Cleveland. Montario Hardesty will start in his place. Quarterback Thaddeus Lewis, wide receiver Carlton Mitchell, defensive back Eric Hagg, linebacker Scott Fujita, and offensive linemen Steve Vallos and Artis Hicks make up the rest of the inactives for Cleveland.