The Seahawks will be receiving some reinforcement at linebacker for the final stretch of the season. Bob Condotta of The Seattle Times reports (via Twitter) that the team will be activating Mike Morgan from the injured reserve. The veteran linebacker returned to practice today.
The 28-year-old has been out since early October as he recovered from surgery for a sports hernia. The six-year veteran was actually the Seahawks starter in their 4-3 scheme, although Morgan had only seen a third of the team’s defensive snaps through four games. The linebacker had compiled four tackles this season prior to the injury. Backups Cassius Marsh and Kevin Pierre-Louis have filled in at linebacker during Morgan’s absence.
While the linebacker was eligible to be activated today, he won’t be allowed to play until December 4th against the Panthers. It’s league rules that are holding Morgan back, as coach Pete Carroll said the linebacker could have played last week if he hadn’t been on the injured reserve.
Morgan, a former undrafted free agent out of USC, has spent his entire career in Seattle. The linebacker has 71 career games (61 starts) under his belt, having compiled 37 tackles and one sack.
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