The Seahawks host the visiting Arizona Cardinals this Sunday for their regular season home opener but will be doing so without the services of left guard Robert Gallery and CB Byron Maxwell. Gallery had (or will have shortly) groin surgery on an injury he aggravated in the first quarter of last Sunday's game against the Steelers. He's expected to miss up to six weeks, and LG Paul McQuistan will get the start in his stead.
Byron Maxwell is still recovering from an ankle injury and isn't at a point where he'd be ready for this week's game.
Apart from that, Sidney Rice, battling a lingering shoulder/labrum issue, is a full-go in practice Wednesday, and barring any setbacks, could play on Sunday. This would be a big boost for the Seahawks' listless offense as they face off against a Cardinals team with a very young and inexperienced defensive secondary.
FB Michael Robinson is close to returning to practice, and if he can show an ability to run and cut at full speed on his injured ankle this week, he could make a return. LB Malcolm Smith, battling a hamstring injury, returned to practice Wednesday as well and if he's able to run fully, could be active as well. Both Robinson and Smith are key special teams contributors.
Tackle Jarriel King is still unable to practice, and won't be available this week for the Seahawks. It's likely he'd be inactive anyway.