QB Russell Wilson listed with right pectoral injury; Seahawks cut C.J. Spiller
RENTON, Wash. (AP) — Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson was a limited participant in practice Wednesday, listed with knee and pectoral injuries.
It’s the first time this season that Wilson has not been a full participant in practice. Wilson suffered a sprained ankle and sprained knee in games earlier in the season but still managed to participate fully in practices during the week.
Wilson was listed as having a right pectoral injury coming out of last Sunday’s 6-6 tie with Arizona.
A number of other Seahawks players sat during Wednesday’s practice after the long overtime game, including Richard Sherman, Bobby Wagner and Michael Bennett. Wide receiver Tyler Lockett (thigh) was also a limited participant.
Meanwhile, the Seahawks released veteran running back C.J. Spiller on Wednesday and signed fullback Will Tukuafu.
Spiller was signed on Sept. 28 but became expendable after the return of rookie C.J. Prosise, who was targeted to be Seattle’s third-down running back from the start of the season but was sidelined after the season opener by a broken bone in his hand.
Spiller caught an 8-yard touchdown pass in his first game with the Seahawks against the New York Jets on Oct. 2. He had just three carries in two games and was inactive for Sunday’s game against Arizona when Prosise played in his first game since Week 1.
Tukuafu is in his second stint with the team this season. Tukuafu was signed in Week 2 by Seattle and released the following week.