The Seahawks made a move Saturday to get a player on their active roster for Sunday’s game against San Francisco. It wasn’t the one that’s been anticipated.
Seattle promoted linebacker Eric Pinkins off its practice squad and waived never-used running back Bryce Brown.
The Seahawks did not activate Jeremy Lane off the physically-unable-to-perform list by Saturday’s 1 p.m. league deadline to do so in order to play Sunday. It will be at least another week before the nickel, inside-slot defensive back makes his season debut. Lane broke his arm and tore a knee ligament in February’s Super Bowl.
Pinkins’ promotion comes after Seattle declared outside linebacker Bruce Irvin out for the 49ers game because of his sprained knee. Pinkins, a sixth-round draft choice of the Seahawks in 2014 out of San Diego State, converted from defensive back before this season.
Brown was inactive for two games after Seattle signed the former Philadelphia Eagle and Buffalo Bill Oct. 27. That was when backup running back Thomas Rawls was injured and it appeared the Seahawks might need depth there behind Marshawn Lynch.
Lynch is questionable to play Sunday because of an abdominal injury, though coach Pete Carroll said Friday he expects Lynch to be able to play trough it -- as he did last week while carrying only eight times against Arizona.