The Seahawks held a midday practice Friday and then left for Charlotte, N.C., for Sunday game against the Panthers. The Hawks will hold a Saturday walkthrough there.
The Seahawks’ No. 2-ranked defense got healthier as nose tackle Brandon Mebane and DB Marcus Trufant returned to practice Friday.
Kickoff is scheduled for 1:05 p.m. Sunday, Pacific time.
Mebane is ready to play in Sunday’s game against the Panthers in Carolina, coach Pete Carroll said, after sitting out on Thursday to rest a sore calf. “Mebane made it back and he’s in good shape,” Carroll said.
Trufant, the nickel back, practiced for the first time this week after experiencing back problems following last week’s loss to the Rams in St. Louis. But Carroll wasn’t as definitive about Trufant’s status against the Panthers.
“Tru made it through practice, but we still have to wait on him,” Carroll said. “He was a little bit limited today. We’ll see if Tru can go on game day.”
Trufant is listed as questionable, a designation that means he has a 50-50 chance to play.
If Trufant can’t go against the Panthers, recently signed Danny Gorrer and Byron MAxwell would fill in.
The official end-of-the-week status report, as released by the team:
OG John Moffitt (knee)
DE Jaye Howard (foot)
CB Marcus Trufant (back)
DT Brandon Mebane (calf)
RB Marshawn Lynch (rest)
For the Panthers:
OG/C Mike Pollak (shoulder)
LB Jon Beason (knee)
CB Chris Gamble (shoulder)
OG/C Geoff Hangartner (knee)
S Colin Jones (shoulder)
DE Antwan Applewhite (knee)
DE Frank Alexander (back)
Beason and Gamble have not practiced all week, so it remains to be seen whether the Panthers will be without their leading tackler and best cover corner.Copyright © 2014, Los Angeles Times