Cornerback Walter Thurmond is returning from his four-game suspension just in time to join the Seattle Seahawks for the postseason.
But Thurmond has lost the starting spot he had before the suspension arrived.
Thurmond is expected to be activated to Seattle's roster before Sunday's game against St. Louis. He spent the past four weeks working out on his own and said Friday he was appreciative of his teammates for understanding he made a mistake.
Thurmond was suspended four games for violating the league's substance-abuse policy. Byron Maxwell has started in place of Thurmond at cornerback and played well. Maxwell will get the start Sunday against the Rams.