Skip to main content

Seahawks Blog

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

November 3, 2012 at 11:44 AM

  • Share:
  • Comments ((0))
  • Print

Seahawks guard James Carpenter ruled out

Seattle guard James Carpenter will miss Sunday's game against Minnesota after the Seahawks ruled him out because of a concussion.

Carpenter, the team's first-round pick in 2011, did not participate in Friday's practice, the reason cited as illness. He was listed as questionable, which translated to a 50-percent chance he would be available.

Now, he is out, Seattle announced on Saturday.

Carpenter was drafted as a tackle, but moved to guard this season. He missed training camp recovering from a knee injury, and he was out the first three games before returning in Week 4. He started the past five games.

With Carpenter out, Seattle faces a choice.

John Moffitt is available after recovering from a knee injury that kept him out the past five games. Moffitt could start in Carpenter's place at left guard. More likely, Moffitt will play right guard -- the position he has played for all of his 11 career starts as a Seahawk -- with Paul McQuistan moving from right guard to the left side where he started the first three games.

Carpenter's absence may disrupt the continuity of a line that had started the same configuration for five consecutive weeks, and last week in Detroit, held the opponent without a sack for the first time this season.

No comments have been posted to this article.

News where, when and how you want it

Email Icon

Relive the magic

Relive the magic

Shop for unique souvenirs highlighting great sports moments in Seattle history.




The Seattle Times Historical Archives

Browse our newspaper page archives from 1900-1984