Seahawks Inactives: OL Brown and Fant to play, Iupati out

Jan 12, 2020, 2:26 PM | Updated: 2:27 pm
Seahawks OL Duane Brown...
The Seahawks will have starting left tackle Duane Brown back against the Packers. (Getty)

The Seahawks offensive line gets its anchor back for the divisional round matchup with the Green Bay Packers as left tackle Duane Brown is active after missing the last three games with a knee injury.

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Brown had minor knee surgery the Monday after Week 16’s loss to the Arizona Cardinals, and he will start in Seattle’s “do or die” contest against Green Bay.

He was listed as questionable on the team’s final injury report on Friday.

The man who started in his place the last two weeks, George Fant, injured his groin against the Eagles and didn’t practice Wednesday or Thursday this week, per the team’s injury report. He, like Brown, was also listed as questionable.

Defensive lineman Quinton Jefferson (ankle) was also questionable but will play.

Three Seahawks players will miss the contest with injuries.

Left guard Mike Iupati was listed as doubtful as he has battled a neck injury for the last few weeks and missed last week’s contest. Jamarco Jones will start in his place again, as he did last week.

Rookie safety Marquise Blair (ankle) was questionable after hurting his ankle in practice. He has played sparingly on defense the last few weeks but has been one of the team’s better players on special teams.

Defensive end Ziggy Ansah is also out with the shoulder injury that has hampered him since he arrived in Seattle in free agency.

Rounding up the Seahawks’ inactives list are healthy scratches: first-round defensive end L.J. Collier, rookie receiver John Ursua, offensive lineman Chad Wheeler and offensive guard Chad Wheeler.

For the Packers, the team was fairly healthy heading into the contest and that is reflected in their inactives list.

Defensive lineman Kenny Clark was questionable to play, as was starting right tackle Bryan Bulaga. Both are active for the Packers.

The winner of this game will travel to San Francisco to take on the 49ers for the NFC Championship next Sunday.

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