BY SPNW Staff 11:50AM 08/26/2014

Farwell among injured Seahawks off the roster

The Seahawks moved injured players off the active roster to reach the NFL’s 75-player limit Tuesday, most notably LB Heath Farwell, a three-year special teams standout who faces surgery after tearing groin muscles in Seattle’s 34-6 win over Chicago Friday.

Farwell was joined on the injured reserve list by CB A.J. Jefferson (ankle) and guard C.J. Davis (calf). Both were injured in the San Diego exhibition game and, like Farwell, are done for the season.

Placed on the waived/injured list were DT Michael Brooks (knee surgery), WR David Gilreath (concussion) and LB Horace Miller (knee). If those players clear waivers, they can come back on Seattle’s injured reserve list.

Placed on the non-football injury reserve list was CB Eric Pinkins, a sixth-round draftee in April from San Diego State who didn’t practice with the Seahawks after a lisfranc injury to the foot and ankle. He’s eligible to return to the active roster at week six.

The Seahawks play the Raiders in Oakland at 7 p.m. Thursday to wrap up the preseason, then open the regular season Sept. 4 at home against Green Bay. The cutdown deadline for theĀ  53-man roster is Saturday.


  • RadioGuy

    How is Pinkins’ injury considered “non-football?” Did he trip over a suitcase? Too bad to see Farwell go down. He’s been a good Special Teamer and was showing well at LB this year. Fortunately, Coyle has come out of nowhere and has been just as impressive.

    That’s something that really strikes me about the way Schneider and Carroll have put this team together: Schneider brings in talented athletes with a passion for the game and Carroll keeps them in a setting where they have to work hard to compete but are given a fair shot no matter where they’re from. You have to have an eye for talent, of course, but establishing this culture has created a great environment for incubating a winner. The Detroit Lions have proven that talent alone doesn’t get it done.