Seattle made a couple roster moves. Tight end Chris Baker (hip) and offensive lineman Chester Pitts (head) were placed on the season-ending injured reserve. The Seahawks have not made any moves to fill those spots on the active roster. The Seahawks also signed running back Andre Anderson and tight end Nick Tow-Arnett to the practice squad. Running back Chris Henry (leg) was placed on the injured reserve and Linebacker Vuna Tuihalamaka contract was terminated to make room for the new practice squad members.
Arnett played at the University of Minnesota when Seahawks quarterbacks coach Jedd Fisch was with the team earlier this year and knows the offense.
A lot of the talk this afternoon centered on how to deal with New Orleans quarterback Drew Brees. The Saints signal caller did what he wanted against Seattle earlier this year, finishing 29 of 43 for 382 yards and four touchdowns. The Seahawks did force two interceptions, but Brees finished with a 106.9 passer rating.
“We know we have to give him some different looks and things like that based on situations,” said Seattle defensive coordinator Gus Bradley. “But the biggest thing we can do is get some rush when it’s his time to pass, and cover well. It sounds like it’s simple, but it’s really that.”
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Looks like the Seahawks also got some help, as New Orleans placed Chris Ivory on the season-ending injured reserve with a leg issue, and signed running back DeShawn Wynn.
However, Pierre Thomas is expected to play this week, along with Reggie Bush. Neither of those runners played in the first game against Seattle.
According to the team, quarterback Matt Hasselbeck and Charlie Whitehurst split reps during today’s practice. Because this is a Tuesday practice and teams generally do not practice on this day, the Seahawks are not required to offer an injury report, so we cannot report who practice and who was absent, other than the release information by the team.
Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll will talk to reporters on Wednesday, and hopefully at that time we will have more definitive information on where he is leaning at the quarterback position.