Seattle’s list of seven inactives for the game against the Saints today includes a surprise — guard James Carpenter, listed as a backup to Paul McQuistan at left guard.
Carpenter is healthy, so this is apparently just a playing decision. Don’t be surprised if Michael Bowie starts at LG, with J.R. Sweezy at RG.
The other inactives for Seattle are: WR Bryan Walters, RB Christine Michael, LB K.J. Wright, OT Caylin Hauptmann, DE Benson Mayowa and DT Jordan Hill.
Hill had a groin injury this week and Wright is out with a broken foot. The rest are healthy inactives.
And obviously that means Chris Maragos, listed as questionable with a groin injury, is active.
For New Orleans, the big news is that RB Pierre Thomas, battling a chest injury, is inactive. However, DE Akiem Hicks, battling an ankle injury, is active.
Here are all of the Saints inactives:
#Saints inactives: QB Ryan Griffin RB Pierre Thomas DB Terrence Frederick S Jordan Pugh LB Rufus Johnson DT Tyrunn Walker WR Nick Toon
— Larry Holder (@LarryHolder) January 11, 2014