Inactives? For Seahawks, it’s who is active: Bobby Wagner and Michael Robinson

Posted Oct 28, 2013

Middle linebacker Bobby Wagner and fullback Michael Robinson set to play on “Monday Night Football” against the Rams as Seahawks’ inactive list contains no surprises.

ST. LOUIS – Welcome back, Michael Robinson. And Bobby Wagner, too.

Both players are active for the Seahawks’ “Monday Night Football” game against the St. Louis Rams at the Edward Jones Dome, where the story is who will play – not who won’t – as the Seahawks look to close out the first half of their season with a victory that would push their record to 7-1.

Getting Wagner back at middle linebacker will help. He was the leading tackler on a defense that ranks No. 2 in the NFL before missing the past two games because of a sprained ankle. So will the return of Robinson, a Pro Bowl fullback in 2011 who re-signed last Tuesday after being released on the roster cut to 53 players in August.

“Bobby is maybe two or three weeks ahead of what you would think would happen,” coach Pete Carroll said after Saturday’s practice. “I don’t know how he did it, and the trainers don’t either. But they did a great job getting him back.”

On Robinson, Carroll said, “We’re going to count on Mike to jump right in. He’s going to be right in the flow of the game and play just like normal. We haven’t had to change anything. He’s picked up, like you would think he would, right where he left off. He looks good. He’s in good shape. He’s taken good care of himself. So we’re anxious to get him involved in the game.”

The Seahawks still are without their injured starting tackles – Pro Bowler Russell Okung on the left side and Breno Giacomini on the right side. But Okung has missed the past five games and remains on injured reserve with designation to return because of a toe injury, while Giacomini has missed the past four games after having a surgical procedure on a knee. Neither is expected back in the near future. And receiver/returner/runner Percy Harvin returned to practice on a very limited basis last week after having hip surgery Aug. 1, but has yet to be added to the 53-man roster.

Also inactive for the Seahawks:

FB Derrick Coleman
QB B.J. Daniels
OG Caylin Hauptmann
DT Jordan Hill
SS Jeron Johnson
DE Benson Mayowa

Inactive for the Rams:

QB Brady Quinn
RB Isaiah Pead
RB Benny Cunningham
OL Barrett Jones
DT Matt Conrath
OL Mike Person
DE Gerald Rivers