Seahawks will get their first look at DT Tony McDaniel this Friday against the
Green Bay Packers, according to Eric D. Williams of the News Tribune. McDaniel
was acquired by Seattle this offseason as a free agent and was expected to
provide an immediate boost to the Seahawks defensive line and possibly even
push for a starting job. However, McDaniel suffered a groin injury prior to the
Seahawks preseason game against the San Diego Chargers leaving him unable to
practice until this week. Now healthy, he will look to make a good impression
for a Seahawks team that will be without rookie defensive tackles Jordan Hill
and Jesse Williams this week due to injury.
returning from injury along the Seahawks defensive line is second-year tackle
Jaye Howard, who had suffered a mild shoulder injury last week. Defensive
coordinator Dan Quinn will certainly use this as a great opportunity to look at
some of his defensive line depth on the road this Friday.
possible that defensive end Cliff Avril will return from injury this week
against the Packers, though Seattle will likely play it safe with their star
pass-rusher as they have chosen to do with wide receiver Sidney Rice, fullback
Michael Robinson, and tight end Zach Miller. Head coach Pete Carroll also
indicated that offensive lineman James Carpenter will be inactive for the Green
Bay game, though the former first-round draft pick is reportedly very close to
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