Linebacker Bruce Irvin will play Sunday, which means the Seattle Seahawks will have to make a roster move before then. Irvin is returning from a four-week suspension for violating the NFL's policy on performance-enhancing drugs, and the Seahawks must let someone go before they can activate Irvin.
“He’s done really well,” coach Pete Carroll said Friday about how Irvin has looked in practice this week. “It’s just a little rough around the edges on some stuff, but he’s in great shape and he’s ready to go. He’s really charged up and he’s done a lot of studying over the time that he was out. He has come back ready to take advantage of this. He doesn’t want to wait another game to get going.”
The Seahawks also will have safety Jeron Johnson back this weekend; he’s been out with a hamstring injury. But the problems on offense could be worse than last week. Tight end Zach Miller and center Max Unger are listed as questionable for Sunday's game at Indianapolis.
Cornerback Jeremy Lane is doubtful with a hamstring injury. Carroll said rookie defensive tackle Jordan Hill (shoulder injury) is ready to go after practicing this week, but they plan to hold him out one more week.