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Mike Iupati & Jaron Brown Inactive For Seahawks' Wild Card Game at Philadelphia

Guard Mike Iupati and receiver Jaron Brown, both listed as questionable on Friday’s injury report, will not play in Sunday’s game against the Eagles. 


PHILADELPHIA—The Seahawks flew to Philadelphia having ruled out three players due to injury, and they'll be without two others for their wild-card playoff game against the Eagles, as receiver Jaron Brown and left guard Mike Iupati are both inactive after being listed as questionable on Friday's injury report.

The Seahawks are also without left tackle Duane Brown, receiver Malik Turner and strongside linebacker Mychal Kendricks, who were all ruled out Friday.

With Duane Brown out for a third straight game due to a knee injury, George Fant is expected to start at left tackle again. Iupati has been dealing with a stinger in recent weeks, and when he has had to come out of games, Jamarco Jones has filled in for him, so he would presumably get the start Sunday.

With Jaron Brown and Turner both out, the Seahawks are down to four receivers for the game: Tyler Lockett, DK Metcalf, David Moore and John Ursua. Ursua, a rookie out of Hawaii, was active for only three games this season, and had his first NFL catch last week to convert on fourth-and-10 late in the game. Ursua will likely have a bigger role in the offense this week than he has in his previous games due to the injuries at receiver, and the Seahawks are confident he'll be ready to take advantage of that opportunity.

"He's such a natural athlete," Seahawks coach Pete Carroll said. "He's got magnificent body control and quickness. He's got excellent quickness, the kind you get in and out of your breaks and change direction stuff that the best guys have. He's got a terrific catching range. He's really a good leaper. It's just a matter of time. I think he could be a terrific receiver for us as well as moving him around, but I think the run after catch might be a special part of it. He scored more touchdowns than anybody in college football his last year. You can see why. He's explosive and creative and he's got a lot of stuff to him. It's been a little bit of a struggle for him just getting all of it together and all. That's why he's been the last guy on the depth chart. As soon as it all clicks and he's in, he's going to be a factor. This is really good for him to be around where there's a greater sense of urgency where he's dressing and being a part. It's going to bring out the best in John."

The Eagles are without right tackle Lane Johnson due to an ankle injury, but will be getting back tight end Zach Ertz, who was listed as questionable with rib and back injuries.

Here are the inactives for both teams:

Seattle Seahawks

WR Malik Turner
WR Jaron Brown
LB Mychal Kendricks
G Mike Iupati
T Duane Brown
DT Bryan Mone
DE L.J. Collier

Philadelphia Eagles

QB Nate Sudfeld
WR Nelson Agholor
RB Elijah Holyfield
DE Shareef Miller
DE Genard Avery
T Lane Johnson
G Sua Opeta

Pregame photos from the Seattle Seahawks' Wild Card playoff game against the Philadelphia Eagles at Lincoln Financial Field.

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