Here’s the nuts and bolts from today’s press conference.
Seahawks head coach Jim Mora said after further evaluation that linebacker Leroy Hill’s groin injury is more significant than initially thought, and he will be out until the at least the bye week, which comes on Sunday, Oct. 25.
That means Hill will be available at the earliest for Seattle’s Nov. 1 trip to Dallas.
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Mora said Hill injured his groin during the first part of Sunday’s game when he got a wide base and was pulled into an awkward position. Mora also said the injury could be a possible tear or some possible pull off the bone of one of the tendons, similar to an injury a lot of hockey players get.
Mora said Hill could potentially need surgery.
As we reported on Monday, Will Herring will fill in at outside backer for Hill.
Offensive tackle Walter Jones (knee) is expected to practice today, and center Chris Spencer (quad) will practice tomorrow, Mora said. Whether or not either will play on Sunday will not be decided until later this week.
Mora said Lofa Tatupu (hamstring) should be ready for Sunday, but will not practice today.
In player moves, Mora confirmed the team dropped center Blake Schlueter and added offensive lineman Brian De La Puente. Also, as we earlier reported, the Seahawks added Derek Walker to the practice squad and dropped safety Jamar Adams to make room.
Deion Branch (hamstring) will not practice today, but potentially tomorrow, Mora said. The plan moving forward for the team is to see where Branch is at come game time and figure out if he’s ready to go.