The Seahawks will be without Pro Bowl strong safety Kam Chancellor for Sunday's game against the Cleveland Browns. Chancellor, who suffered a pelvis injury early in last weeks' game at Baltimore, was listed as questionable on Friday's injury report, but did not practice all week.
Kelcie McCray will start in Chancellor's place. It will be the first career start for McCray, who came to Seattle in a trade with Kansas City before the start of the season. Seahawks coach Pete Carroll said he liked what he saw out of McCray after he took over for Chancellor last week.
"I was really fired up about him because he played right," Carroll said. "He was in the right spots, he saw things correctly, he fit in the running game, and in the pass game really well. He played fast, and he tackled well when he had his chances… He did a very good job for us, and he did well on the deep end, in the middle too. We didn't have to change anything, we didn't adjust anything. We just played with him, and as we saw him, that gives us really a lot of confidence going into this week in case Kam can't play. It was a really good performance by him."
The only other player listed as questionable for the Seahawks, cornerback DeShawn Shead (ankle), is active.
The Seahawks will have all options available at running back, because Derrick Coleman, Bryce Brown and Christine Michael are all active. Carroll said Friday that they could use all three at running back with Thomas Rawls and Marshawn Lynch both injured.
Recently-signed tight end Chase Coffman is inactive, as is Anthony McCoy, who has a high-ankle sprain, meaning Luke Willson and Cooper Helfet are the only active tight ends for Sunday's game.
Rookie cornerback Tye Smith is active for just the fifth time this season and for the first time since Seattle's Week 7 game at San Francisco.
Here are the inactives for both teams:
RB Marshawn Lynch
SS Kam Chancellor
C/G Kristjan Sokoli
TE Anthony McCoy
TE Chase Coffman
DT Jordan Hill
DT A.J. Francis
WR Andrew Hawkins
DB Justin Gilbert
RB Daryl Richardson
RB Glenn Winston
DB K'Waun Williams
OL Kaleb Johnson
WR Rannell Hall