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Danny O'Neil covers the Seahawks for The Seattle Times.

October 23, 2011 at 8:44 AM

Quarterback Tarvaris Jackson out for Sunday's game

Posted by Danny O'Neil

CLEVELAND -- Quarterback Tarvaris Jackson is out for Sunday's game because of a strained pectoral muscle, one of three starters Seattle will be missing against the Browns.

Charlie Whitehurst will get his first start of the season at quarterback, the third of his career. Whitehurst played well two weeks ago in New York after replacing Jackson for the final 24 minutes of the game.

Jackson was listed as doubtful after he was limited in practice all week. He warmed up on the field, and appeared to be throwing well. He started out with 30-yard passes, and later was putting some zip on the ball. About two hours before game time, coach Pete Carroll and general manager John Schneider conferred with Jackson during warm-ups.

But when the team turned in its active roster 90 minutes before the game, Jackson was among the seven players designated as inactive, which means he will not be in uniform. Josh Portis is the No. 2 quarterback for the Seahawks.

Tight end Zach Miller is out, replaced in the starting lineup by Anthony McCoy. Center Max Unger is also out because of a foot injury. Lemuel Jeanpierre will start at center in Unger's place.

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Anyone need any more evidence that Whitehurst isn't the answer?  Posted on October 23, 2011 at 1:16 PM by ex NC fan. Jump to comment
McCoy is HORRIBLE...That idiot hasnrt caught all damn year. Nothoing but drops...YOU SUCK!!  Posted on October 23, 2011 at 11:20 AM by Sasquatchii 7. Jump to comment
Charlie's got his chance... QB controversy upcoming if he can make some plays.  Posted on October 23, 2011 at 9:37 AM by reo_brien. Jump to comment

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