Thursday Round-Up: Bobby Wagner's status in question; Max Unger a full participant in practice

Posted Oct 10, 2013

A morning link round-up of what's "out there" about your Seattle Seahawks

Good morning, 12th Man.

Here's a look at what's "out there" for today, Thursday, October 10, about your Seattle Seahawks:

Danny O'Neil of reports middle linebacker Bobby Wagner's status for Week 6 against the Tennessee Titans is up in the air after he suffered a high ankle sprain last week against the Indianapolis Colts.

Bob Condotta of the Seattle Times talks with linebacker K.J. Wright, who is ready to step into the middle if Bobby Wagner cannot go this Sunday. Condotta also has the story on injured Tennessee Titans quarterback Jake Locker, the former University of Washington star who is disappointed he won't have the opportunity to play this Sunday in his hometown.

Terry Blount of writes that center Max Unger is expected to return to the starting lineup this Sunday. Unger was a full participant in practice on Wednesday after missing the last two games with an arm injury. Blount also says wide receiver Jermaine Kearse should see more opportunities in the coming weeks.

Todd Dybas of the Tacoma News Tribune offers explanation from offensive coordinator Darrell Bevell as to why running back Marshawn Lynch didn't receive more touches last week against the Colts.

Curtis Crabtree of Sports Radio 950 KJR AM has his report from Wednesday, noting pass protection from the offensive line remains a concern heading into Week 6.

In his latest "Chalk Talk" segment with a look back at last Sunday's game against the Indianapolis Colts, Brock Huard of breaks down the 73-yard touchdown pass from quarterback Andrew Luck to wide receiver T.Y. Hilton.

Dan Graziano of puts running back Marshawn Lynch at No. 8 in his latest MVP Watch. Why? Graziano explains, "...because he's a dirty-work monster who can make his cuts off either leg and can't be killed with conventional weapons." Yeah, that's a pretty accurate definition of the club's Beast Mode back.

Greg A. Bedard of breaks down a Week 5 play that saw Indianapolis Colts quarterback Andrew Luck and wide receiver T.Y. Hilton beat the Seahawks secondary for a 29-yard touchdown. Around the League writer Gregg Rosenthal has Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson listed at No. 8 in his latest quarterback index. features quarterback Russell Wilson among some pretty good company in the site's "Mind-blowing stats for Week 6 of the NFL season" photo essay: "Since 1950, Russell Wilson is the only QB to start his career 10-0 at home and post a passer rating of 119.0 or better. Kurt Warner started his home career 10-0 with a 116.2 passer rating, while Roger Staubach started 10-0 with a 108.3 passer rating. Wilson’s home passer rating is 119.9."

Jack Bechta of the National Football Post put together the NFL's five most-trusted teams and the Seahawks show up on his list.

The panel of NFL experts at has their picks in for Week 6 of the 2013 NFL season, and nine out of nine of those polled pick the Seahawks over the Titans this Sunday at CenturyLink Field.

Nick Eaton of has a photo essay depicting the injuries the Seahawks have had to deal with thus far.

Matthew Asher of CBS Seattle writes why last Sunday's loss to the Colts shouldn't be considered an upset.

Here at, I recap several bits of news and personnel notes from head coach Pete Carroll's Wednesday press conference ahead of Sunday's game against the Tennessee Titans.

And Digital Media Reporter Clare Farnsworth says linebacker K.J. Wright is ready to fill Bobby Wagner's shoes if needed, looks at the team's struggles on third down, and puts the focus on the return of center Max Unger.

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