SEATTLE, Wash. — As if there were any doubts, Seattle Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman is active for today's regular season home opener against the San Francisco 49ers at CenturyLink Field.
Sherman sat out practice last Wednesday and Thursday and was a limited participant on Friday due to a hamstring injury. In his seven pro seasons, Sherman has yet to miss a single NFL game, now playing in 98 of 98 possible regular season contests.
Seahawks running back Thomas Rawls (high-ankle sprain) missed the season opener in Green Bay and is active against the 49ers, as expected. Rawls will likely split duties in the Seahawks' backfield with C.J. Prosise and rookie Chris Carson. Eddie Lacy is among the list of inactives. During his pregame interview, general manager John Schneider said Lacy had a good week of practice and was a healthy scratch to keep fullback Tre Madden active.
"We're anxious to see him play and I'm hoping he has a real good, clear opportunity to get back in the flow of things," Carroll said of Sherman on Friday. "He's been such a fun player to watch. We're excited to see him back. We'll see what happens."
Strongside linebacker Terence Garvin, who was listed Friday as doubtful, is out against the 49ers with a shoulder injury. Like Rawls, veteran linebacker Michael Whilhoite will make his regular season debut as well and likely replaces Garvin in the starting lineup.
Here are the full inactives for both clubs:
LB Terence Garvin
RB J.D. McKissic
RB Eddie Lacy
FS Tedric Thompson
G Jordan Roos
G/T Oday Aboushi
OT Isaiah Battle
WR Kendrick Bourne
CB Ahkello Witherspoon
DB Lorenzo Jerome
LB Pita Taumoepenu
LB Reuben Foster
DL Xavier Cooper
OL Erik Magnuson
Pregame photos from the Seahawks' 2017 home opener against the San Francisco 49ers.