The Seahawks practiced early Thursday afternoon then took off for what Carroll joked would be "about 20, 30 minutes" to spend with family for Thanksgiving. Here is their participation report.
Irvin (sprained knee ligament) and Richardson (strained hamstring) are more likely to miss their second consecutive games Sunday against Pittsburgh, after missing practice again Thursday. Baldwin (sprained ankle), Gilliam (sprained ankle) and Sweezy (sore left shoulder) being back to full participation after missing Wednesday tracks with coach Pete Carroll saying he expects them to play against the Steelers.
All-Pro CB Richard Sherman said it was going to be a big holiday in his household in suburban Maple Valley. His 9-month-old son Rayden has his first two teeth.
"So we’re going to let him feel a little turkey in him," Sherman said. "I don’t think it’s right to not give him turkey. I don’t think he’s going to let us put it on our plate without giving him a little bit."
The Seahawks played last Thanksgiving, winning at San Francisco. Sherman and quarterback Russell Wilson infamously (especially in the Bay Area) chowed on a full turkey in the middle of the 49ers’ home field in a stunt cooked up by NBC television, which broadcast the game.
Of being home for this holiday, Sherman said: "Awesome. That’s obviously one of the things you’re thankful for, and you look back and think about what’s changed since the last Thanksgiving. You’re really appreciative of what you have."