Seahawks’ Jordan Hill to IR; Jeron Johnson ruled out vs. Carolina

Jan 6, 2015, 1:01 PM | Updated: 3:55 pm
A calf injury will keep second-year defensive tackle Jordan Hill out for the remainder of te playof...
A calf injury will keep second-year defensive tackle Jordan Hill out for the remainder of te playoffs. (AP)
(AP)

RENTON – Jordan Hill was already a question mark for this week’s playoff game because of a knee injury he suffered during the regular-season finale.

It’s a calf injury, however, that will keep Hill out on Saturday against Carolina and for the remainder of the postseason.

Hill was placed on injured reserve Tuesday due to a calf strain he sustained while working out during the Seahawks’ week off, according to coach Pete Carroll. The injury is not the same leg as Hill’s knee injury.

Safety Steven Terrell was promoted from Seattle’s practice squad to take Hill’s spot on the active roster.

Hill, a second-year defensive tackle, became a huge part of Seattle’s pass rush over the second half of the season. He had 5.5 sacks and also one of the most impressive interceptions of the year, diving to pick off a ball Rams quarterback Shaun Hill was trying to throw into the ground.

Demarcus Dobbs will have an opportunity to work his way back into the defensive-line rotation. Claimed midway through the year after the 49ers waived him, Dobbs missed the final three regular-season games after suffering a high ankle sprain.

Hill and safety Jeron Johnson are the two players the Seahawks have ruled out for Saturday’s game. Johnson suffered a dislocated elbow during a special-teams play against St. Louis.

Cornerback Tharold Simon (shoulder) and wide receiver Jermaine Kearse (hamstring) missed the regular-season finale, but are both expected to be fine, as is center Max Unger (ankle), who missed the final six games of the regular season.

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