Seahawks head to Arizona with healthy roster
Dec 30, 2011, 4:44 PM | Updated: 4:45 pm
By Liz Mathews
Wide receiver Ben Obomanu is listed as probable to play in the Seahawks’ season finale Sunday against the Cardinals. Having sat out practice both Wednesday and Thursday with the knee injury he sustained against the 49ers, Obomanu was a full participant on Friday.
“He ran well today,” head coach Pete Carroll said. “He looks fine.”
With Obomanu active, the Seahawks would face Arizona with five available wide receivers. And should they only have four, would they consider utilizing a player like cornerback Richard Sherman who played receiver in college?
Not this week.
“No, I’d go in first,” Carroll said jokingly. “He’s already volunteered on a regular basis. In future times that would be something we would do, but right now no. If we ran out of guys he would, but that’s not going to happen.”
As far as other team injuries, only two players are listed as questionable on Friday’s injury report — offensive tackle Breno Giacomini with an abdominal issue and defensive tackle Anthony Hargrove with a calf injury. Both were full participants in practice.
“We’ve got to make sure Hargrove can go,” Carroll said. “We’ve got to make sure that Breno is OK — he practiced today, but we’ll just see what happens. I think that’s it. Obo looks like he’s going to make it.”
Safety Jeron Johnson did not practice on Friday with an unspecified illness.
“We had a good final week in preparation,” Carroll said. “Our guys really want to play well this weekend, so everybody jumped in and did their part. Guys that were banged up look like they’re going to make it back, so we go in pretty healthy. This is an important game to us and we’d really like to play well.
“We know these guys are doing really well and they want it just as badly as we do, so it’s going to be interesting to see how it goes. We’re looking forward to it.”
Below is the official Friday injury report:
OT Breno Giacomini — abdominal
DT Anthony Hargrove — calf
QB Tarvaris Jackson — pectoral
WR Ben Obomanu — knee
LB Malcolm Smith — concussion
LB DAvid Hawthorne — knee
DT Clinton McDonald — concussion
CB Kennard Cox — hamstring
S Jeron Jeohnson — illness