Seattle Seahawks quarterback Tarvaris Jackson participated in practice today but was limited, doing some light throwing in individual drills, along with some handoffs during inside running drills.
But Charlie Whitehurst handled the majority of reps with the first unit, and Josh Portis got a handful of reps with the starters.
Offensive coordinator Darrell Bevell echoed what head coach Pete Carroll said earlier this week – that the team will prepare as if Whitehurst will be the starter on Sunday, along with getting rookie Josh Portis ready in case he has to play.
“Right now you go with Charlie, that’s the way we’re planning on it,” Bevell said. “Tarvaris is doing all he can to get back. He’s working hard. He’s throwing the ball a little bit. He took some reps today. But that’s the way you plan. And that’s the way you go with it.”
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Jackson is listed on the team’s injury report as a limited participant, while linebacker Malcolm Smith (hamstring) and running back Marshawn Lynch (ankle) were full participants.
Tight end Zach Miller (head/neck) and center Max Unger (foot) did not participate in practice.
Seattle’s three players on the PUP list practiced for the first time in defensive back Roy Lewis, receiver Deon Butler and tight end Cameron Morrah. All three looked explosive and made it through practice without any setbacks.
Lewis said he’s hopeful to show the defensive coaching staff enough this week that he can be added to the active roster on Sunday.
“Absolutely,” Lewis said. “I don’t know what the decision-making process is upstairs, but my job is to go out there every day with the highest standards to perform to that standard that we set here. And I’m going to do that every day.”
The Seahawks also made another roster move today, releasing recent addition running back Allen Bradford and adding linebacker Heath Farwell, a seven-year veteran that last played with Minnesota. Seattle now has seven linebackers on the active roster.
Cleveland has a much more extensive injury report.
Linebacker Scott Fujita (head), cornerback Joe Haden (knee), offensive lineman Artis Hicks (back), running back Peyton Hillis (hamstring), defensive back Ray Ventrone (hamstring) did not practice.
Offensive lineman Alex Mack (illness) and Tony Pashos (ankle) were limited participants.
Linebacker Titus Brown (ankle), receiver Josh Cribbs (knee) and tight end Evan Moore (ankle) were full participants.