It all went just about perfect for Pete Carroll and the Seattle Seahawks. They avoided looking past lowly Jacksonville and turned in an impressive 45-17 rout on Sunday that put Seattle in position for possibly the first 4-0 start in franchise history.
Seattle didn't come away healthy. Defensive end Red Bryant left the game with back spasms and was sore Monday, but Carroll believes he'll be fine in a few days. Jermaine Kearse suffered a sprained ankle, but was no longer in a walking boot Monday, and right tackle Breno Giacomini had a sore knee that caused him to be pulled early.
None of those are expected to be long-term issues and the Seahawks should have starting outside linebacker Malcolm Smith (hamstring) back for Sunday's game at Houston.
Seahawks Make Roster Moves
The Seattle Seahawks have placed tackle Russell Okung on the injured reserve/designated to return list and signed tackle Caylin Hauptmann from the Cleveland Browns practice squad, the team announced this afternoon.
Hauptmann signed with the Browns as an undrafted rookie free agent on April 27. He started all 37 games played at left tackle for Florida International during his college career.
Okung was the sixth-overall draft choice in the 2010 NFL Draft by Seattle and has started all 40 games played at left tackle.
September 24, 2013