Seattle’s official depth chart for this week is out, and in the most significant change, Chris Clemons is listed as a starter at right defensive end (or the LEO/rush end spot).
Clemons, who is coming back from a torn ACL suffered in the playoff win over Washington, has previously been listed as injured.
It’s worth reminding that this is just an early-week depth chart and things could change — Clemons has yet to go through a full practice for the Seahawks and coach Pete Carroll on Monday said it was too soon to say for sure if Clemons would play this week. And recall that Cliff Avril was listed on the depth chart last week at this time and did not play on Sunday. But Clemons’ inclusion on the depth chart indicates again the optimism the team has that his return will come soon.
Other injured players such as CB Brandon Browner, DT Jordan Hill and SS Jeron Johnson are also included on the depth chart. But the status for each will also be determined more definitively later in the week.
WR 18 Sidney Rice 89 Doug Baldwin 15 Jermaine Kearse
LT 76 Russell Okung 78 Alvin Bailey
LG 67 Paul McQuistan 77 James Carpenter
C 60 Max Unger 61 Lemuel Jeanpierre
RG 64 J.R. Sweezy 77 James Carpenter
RT 68 Breno Giacomini 75 Mike Person 73 Michael Bowie
TE 86 Zach Miller 82 Luke Willson
WR 81 Golden Tate 83 Stephen Williams
QB 3 Russell Wilson 7 Tarvaris Jackson
FB 40 Derrick Coleman 44 Spencer Ware
RB 24 Marshawn Lynch 22 Robert Turbin 33 Christine Michael
LDE 79 Red Bryant 72 Michael Bennett
LDT 99 Tony McDaniel 97 Jordan Hill
RDT 92 Brandon Mebane 94 D’Anthony Smith
RDE 91 Chris Clemons 56 Cliff Avril 93 O’Brien Schofield 95 Benson Mayowa
OLB 53 Malcolm Smith 57 Mike Morgan
MLB 54 Bobby Wagner 52 Allen Bradford 55 Heath Farwell
OLB 50 K.J. Wright 58 John Lotulelei
LCB 25 Richard Sherman 41 Byron Maxwell
RCB 39 Brandon Browner 28 Walter Thurmond 20 Jeremy Lane
SS 31 Kam Chancellor 32 Jeron Johnson
FS 29 Earl Thomas 42 Chris Maragos
K 4 Steven Hauschka
P 9 Jon Ryan
H 9 Jon Ryan
PR 81 Golden Tate 28 Walter Thurmond
KR 15 Jermaine Kearse 20 Jeremy Lane
LS 49 Clint Gresham 86 Zach Miller