In a sign that starting safety Kam Chancellor might be even more than questionable for Sunday’s game against Dallas, the Seahawks today promoted safety Steven Terrell from the practice squad to the active roster., To make room for Terrell, the Seahawks waived defensive lineman Greg Scruggs, a three-year veteran who had not been active for a game this season.
The Seahawks on Friday revealed that Chancellor was questionable to play against the Cowboys with a strained hip.
Coach Pete Carroll said Friday that the team would wait until Sunday and see how Chancellor feels before deciding if he can play.
“We’ll run him on game day and see how he feels and see if he can go,” Carroll said.
Jeron Johnson would likely get the start if Chancellor can’t play — he has not missed a start since the Atlanta game early in the 2011 season.
Terrell, who played at Texas A&M, signed with the Seahawks as a free agent on July 26. He was cut on August 30 and signed to the practice squad on September 1.
As the Seahawks’ bio on Terrell notes, he originally signed with Jacksonville as an undrafted free agent on April 28, 2013. He was signed to the Jacksonville practice squad on September 1, 2013 after being released after training camp. He was waived from the Jaguars practice squad on September 17 and was signed to the Houston Texans practice squad on October 29, 2013 before being released on May 14, 2014.
Terrell has not played in any NFL regular season games.
Chancellor would be a big loss for any game, but obviously even more so against a Dallas team featuring one of the NFL’s best rushing attacks led by DeMarco Murray, who leads the NFL with 670 yards in five games.
Seattle also could use DeShawn Shead at safety, as well, as he has played both cornerback and safety.
As for Scruggs, as far as I can tell he should be able to return to the practice squad if he clears waivers. The practice squad rules were changed before the season to allow players with up to 32 games on an active roster to remain eligible. Scruggs played in 12 games in 2012 but missed all of last season with a torn ACL. He was competing for a backup spot on the line but had not been active for any of Seattle’s first four games.