Jackson, Rice, Obomanu active on Sunday
By Liz Mathews
Quarterback Tarvaris Jackson and wide receivers Sidney Rice and Ben Obomanu are all active on Sunday.
Jackson had been limited throughout the week, his throwing kept to a minimum. Rice sat out practice on Wednesday and Thursday with a sore knee. Obomanu had suffered both an ankle and knee injury in last Sunday’s game.
Head coach Pete Carroll had said that the plan during the week was to rest these veterans, but include them with mental reps on the field.
Jackson has missed significant practice time since injuring his pectoral muscle earlier in the season. He has remained on a day-to-day basis throughout each week in an attempt to maintain the health of his muscle.
“Iâ€™ve never really missed a lot of time like this, so itâ€™s kind of difficult coming to practice knowing that Iâ€™m probably not going to practice,” Jackson said on Wednesday. “But I just try to do the best I can with the amount of reps I get.â€
Jackson had his most complete practice since the injury on Friday.
“But thatâ€™s just one day in a month or six weeks or whatever itâ€™s been, so he needs to find a regular routine to help him play at his best,” Carroll said. “Weâ€™re doing the best we can. Heâ€™s been doing everything he can, so it should help him.â€
Defensive tackle Alan Branch remains sidelined with an ankle injury. Clinton McDonald will get the start in his place.
For the Redskins, neither offensive tackle Tyler Polumbus nor defensive end Kentwan Balmer are active for Sunday. Both were recently with the Seahawks organization.
Wide receiver Santana Moss will start for Anthony Armstrong, and Reed Doughty at free safety Oshiomogho Atogwe.
The following players are inactive on Sunday.
QB Josh Portis
WR Deon Butler
OT Jarriel King
OT Allen Barbre
DT Alan Branch
CB Ron Parker
CB Byron Maxwell
WR Niles Paul
WR David Anderson
OL Willie Smith
OT Tyler Polumbus
CB Domonique Johnson
LB Markus White
DE Kentwan Balmer