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Today's inactives: Kerney and Griffith out

The only real surprise is Justin Griffith (knee) is not active today, which means FB Owen Schmitt will start for the third straight week.

Coming into the game Griffith was probable, so it's a little bit of a surprise that he's not active and in the starting lineup, so perhaps he did not test well during the evaluation period this morning. Or perhaps the team believes Schmitt is the best option at fullback right now. Offensive coordinator Greg Knapp said this week that Schmitt has steadily improved each week.

Patrick Kerney (groin) is also out, which means that Darryl Tapp will get his first start at right defensive end.

For Jacksonville, the team's leading receiver Mike Sims-Walker is on the inactive list for an apparent team rules violation. That certainly helps Seattle's chances in this one. Mike Thomas will start for Sims-Walker.

And Tra Thomas will start at left tackle for Eugene Monroe, as the Jags chose to go with a veteran at Qwest Field. Uche Nwaneri will start at RG for Maurice Williams. And Brian Iwah will start at linebacker for Justin Durant.

Here' s the rest of the list.

SeahawksFB Justin GriffithLB Leroy HillG Rob SimsT Walter JonesT Sean LocklearTE Cameron MorrahDE Patrick Kerney

QB Mike Teel will serve as the 3rd QB.

JaguarsWR Mike Sims-Walker CB Scott StarksS Sean ConsidineLB Adam SewardLB Justin DurantG Kynan ForneyT Jordan BlackDT Greg Peterson