With the news of defensive lineman Jason Jones being placed on the injured reserve and Alan Branch nursing an ankle injury, players like Clinton McDonald, Greg Scruggs and Hebron Fangupo will be asked to do more.
Scruggs, a seventh-round selection by Seattle in this year’s draft, has played in 10 games, and has two sacks on the year. Seattle’s coaching staff has been impressed with Scruggs ability to rush the passer from inside in his first year.
“I’m prepared to play every game,” Scruggs said. “My biggest thing is I’ve been waiting for my opportunity and my chance. Now that it’s come, I just have apply everything that I’ve been doing, and have been training hard and working hard for, and go out and put our team in the best position to win.”
Fangupo was added to the practice squad in September. And at 6-1 and 323 pounds, the BYU product could help as a run stuffer against San Francisco’s potent running attack.
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“I’m just excited man,” Fangupo said. “I know what I can do, I’ve just been waiting.
“On game days it’s hard to watch, so I just try and sit back and wait for my opportunity to play. The best way to do that is by practicing, working my butt off to get the offensive line ready. And now that I have my shot, I’ve got to do the best I can.”