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Wednesday in Hawkville: Another one-day stay? Perrish the thought

Posted Dec 11, 2013

Cornerback Perrish Cox has been re-signed because safety Jeron Johnson was placed on injured reserve with a pulled hamstring. Cox is just hoping he’ll stick around longer than he did last time.

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 Perrish Cox was with the Seahawks, his stay lasted all of one day.

But the 6-foot, 198-pound cornerback is back. He was signed Wednesday to replace backup safety Jeron Johnson, who was placed on injured reserve after getting what coach Pete Carroll called a “substantial” hamstring injury in Sunday’s loss to the 49ers in San Francisco.

“I’m very excited (to be back),” Cox said. “That’s kind of the goal, is to at least help the team make it to the Super Bowl.”

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 Walter Thurmond began serving league-imposed four-game suspension. But Cox was released the next day, when defensive back DeShawn Shead was signed off the practice squad.

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:

Player, teams (years)  Streak
Brett Favre, Packers, Jets, Vikings (1992-2010) 297
Peyton Manning, Colts (1998-2010) 208
Eli Manning, Giants (2004-present) 148
Philip Rivers, Chargers (2006-present) 125
Ron Jaworski, Eagles (1977-1984) 116
Tom Brady, Patriots (2001-08) 111
Joe Ferguson, Bills (1977-1984)  107

The official report, as issued by the team:

Out
LB K.J. Wright (foot)

Did not practice
WR Doug Baldwin (neck)
CB Brandon Browner (groin)
DE Chris Clemons (not injury related)
WR Percy Harvin (hip)
RB Marshawn Lynch (shoulder)
TE Zach Miller (ribs)
LB Mike Morgan (knee)
CB Richard Sherman (foot)
C Max Unger (pectoral)

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, Jeremy Lane filled in for Sherman at left cornerback, Malcolm Smith was at weak-side linebacker for Wright and Cliff Avril work at Leo end for Clemons on defense; while Jermaine Kearse replaced Baldwin, Robert Turbin took over for Lynch, rookie tight end Luke Willson stepped in for Miller and Lemuel Jeanpierre was at center for Unger.

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 Russell Wilson is up to No. 8 in fan voting for the Pro Bowl, the league announced in its weekly update.

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 Earl Thomas (323,634), center Max Unger (200,543), strong safety Kam Chancellor (157,394) and punter Jon Ryan (82,754).

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

Linebacker Mike Taylor, a rookie free agent, has been signed to the practice squad to fill the spot that opened Tuesday when guard Ryan Seymour was signed to the 49ers’ 53-man roster.

The 6-foot-1, 235-pound Taylor played at the University of Wisconsin and Ashwaubenon (Wis.) High School.

Also, defensive tackle Michael Brooks was re-signed to the practice squad when wide receiver Devon Wylie was released. Brooks had been released last week when Wylie was signed. 

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.

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