A recap of the activities at Virginia Mason Athletic Center for Dec. 11, when the players returned from their “off” day to begin practicing for Sunday’s game against the New York Giants:
WORDS OF THE DAY: STAYING POWER
The last time
But the 6-foot, 198-pound cornerback is back. He was signed Wednesday to replace backup safety
Cox did that last year, when he was playing for the division rival and defending NFC Champion San Francisco 49ers.
“Hopefully we’ve got a chance for another one,” Cox said. “That’s just the greatest. That’s all we could ask for, any football player.”
Cox was originally signed Nov. 26; the day cornerback
Cox was working at cornerback in practice, with Shead moving back to safety as the fill-in for Johnson.
“We liked him when he was here before,” Carroll said of Cox. “Now we’ve got a chance to keep him in here and see what we’ve got.”
INJURY REPORT: EIGHT STARTERS SIT OUT PRACTICE
|STAT DU JOUR: FOR STARTERS, THERE’S ELI MANNING|
Eli Manning will make his 149th consecutive start Sunday, when the Giants host the Seahawks. It’s not just longest streak among active NFL’s quarterbacks, it’s the third-longest in league history – but ranks only second in the Manning family:
The official report, as issued by the team:
Did not practice
Carroll addressed the team’s injury situation during his pre-practice Q&A session with the media, and Seahawks.com writer and producer Tony Drovetto has the details.
During practice, which was held in the indoor practice facility,
|YOU DON'T SAY |
“We’re going to have to block him. There’s no question.”
Offensive coordinator Darrell Bevell, through a smile, when asked about the Giants’ Justin Tuck having six of his 8.5 sacks in the past two games
For the Giants:
Did not practice
DT Cullen Jenkins (shin, quadriceps)
DE Jason Pierre-Paul (shoulder)
S Cooper Taylor (hamstring)
CB Terrell Thomas (knee)
Limited in practice
CB Corey Webster (ankle)
ROCK THE PRO BOWL VOTE: MARSHAWN LYNCH, RUSSELL WILSON AMONG TOP 10
Marshawn Lynch has moved to No. 3 and
Lynch has 745,286 votes to trail only a couple of quarterbacks – the Broncos’ Peyton Manning (1,093,691) and Saints’ Drew Brees (934,722). Wilson has 616,034 votes, third among quarterbacks behind Manning and Brees.
The Seahawks also have five other players who are the top vote-getters at their positions: cornerback Richard Sherman (430,234), free safety
Fan voting counts one-third in deciding the Pro Bowl representatives, along with ballots that will be cast by players and coaches around the league Dec. 23-26. The Pro Bowl players will be announced Dec. 27.
You can vote here.
PRACTICE SQUAD SHUFFLE: BROOKS RETURNS, LINEBACKER ADDED
The 6-foot-1, 235-pound Taylor played at the University of Wisconsin and Ashwaubenon (Wis.) High School.
Also, defensive tackle
UP NEXT: “TURNOVER THURSDAY”
That’s always the theme for the Seahawks’ Thursday practices. But this week, turnovers are a huge factor for both teams. The Seahawks are tied for second in the league with 28 takeaways, while the Giants have the most giveaways (34). The Seahawks are tied for third with 17 interceptions, while the Giants have thrown 21 to tie for the league lead. The Seahawks are plus-12 in turnover differential, which ties for third in the league; while the Giants are minus-3, third-worst in the league.
Thursday also is 12.12, which means many things in Hawk Nation.