Seattle Tuesday Tidbits

Tuesday news and notes on the Seattle Seahawks.

--CB Shawn Springs, recovering from a broken right shoulder blade, has been seen around team headquarters wearing a sling on his arm. Springs is expected to miss the first six or seven games. Seattle hasn't missed Springs thus far.
   --LB Chad Brown said his surgically repaired right foot is continuing to feel stronger. Brown might rest the foot periodically, as he did during practice last week. But he will continue to start at outside linebacker, in addition to his duties as RDE in the nickel.
   --DT Norman Hand, suffering from a turf-toe injury sustained Sept. 14, has yet to be cleared for the Seahawks' upcoming game Sept. 21 against the Rams. His status will be updated this week. Seattle has a bye Sept. 28, meaning Hand could conceivably rest the injury for three full weeks if he doesn't play against the Rams.
   --LB Isaiah Kacyvenski remained inactive Sept. 14, but his sprained ankle appears close to 100 percent. Kacyvenski could be needed on special teams this week after Seattle lost LB Tracy White to injury during the Sept. 7 game at Arizona.
   --LB Tracy White is out indefinitely after suffering a sprained ankle on special teams during the Sept. 7 win at Arizona. White's absence this week could coincide with the return of LB Isaiah Kacyvenski from the injured list.
   --PK Josh Brown is 3-for-3 on FG tries but the rookie has yet to face a pressure situation and his FGs have come only 25, 37 and 37 yards. Brown has been inconsistent on kickoffs, sending one out of bounds at the 1-yard line Sunday.
   --LT Walter Jones faces a tough test this week in Rams DE Grant Wistrom. Jones has held up OK since reporting to the team only five days before the opener, but Wistrom is playing better than anyone Jones faced in the first two games.
   --DE Chike Okeafor is a better all-around player than some expected. He has a nose for the football and holds up better against the run than most 265-pound ends. Seattle's pass rush hasn't been all that strong, but Okeafor has two sacks in two games and opposing QBs have struggled to a 53.1 passer rating.
   --CB Ken Lucas has responded favorably to increased competition at the position. Lucas was a somewhat soft player in the past. He seems much more aggressive since Seattle hired defensive coordinator Ray Rhodes and added CB Marcus Trufant in the draft. Seattle needed Lucas to elevate his game after losing CB Shawn Springs to injury.

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