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December 14, 2014 at 12:13 PM

Seahawks inactives for 49ers: Norwood, Unger and Helfet top the list

Seattle’s list of inactive players for Sunday’s game against the 49ers includes center Max Unger and tight end Cooper Helfet — each still recovering from injuries — as well as rookie receiver Kevin Norwood.

The other inactives are CB Marcus Burley, DT Travian Robertson, TE RaShuan Allen and DE Demarcus Dobbs.

Unger will miss his fourth straight game with knee/ankle injuries, meaning Lemuel Jeanpierre will again get the start at center.

Helfet will miss his third straight game with a sprained ankle.

Dobbs is out indefinitely with a sprained ankle suffered last week

The rest are healthy inactives as the Seahawks have to pare the game day roster to 46.

Maybe the most interesting name there is Norwood, who saw some significant time last week. But Seattle has seven receivers on its roster, making it a spot where the Seahawks will have some decisions to make each week.

The six receivers on the 46-man roster for this week include Bryan Walters —- who was inactive last week — and Chris Matthews, who was promoted from the practice squad last week.

Walters will presumably again handle punt returns, while Matthews is emerging as having some key roles on special teams.

And worth noting that David King, a defensive lineman signed this week, is active. He will likely have to see some time as a backup to Michael Bennett.

San Francisco’s inactives are: QB Josh Johnson, WR Stevie Johnson, S Bubba Ventrone, CB Tramaine Brock, CB Chris Culliver, C Marcus Martin and OT Anthony Davis.

Martin’s absence means that Joe Looney will start at center for the 49ers. And Dontae Johnson will make his first start at cornerback due to the injuries at that position.

 

 

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