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
Also inactive for the Seahawks:
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