Over the past two games Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson has been sacked 13 times. Amazingly, both games have resulted in wins for the Seahawks despite very little offense, especially this past showing on Monday Night Football against the St. Louis Rams.
Wilson will soon be able to breathe a little easier as ProFootballTalk is reporting that Pro Bowl tackle Russell Okung and starting right tackle Breno Giacomini are nearing their returns. The offensive line that has been a huge weakness since their respective injuries.
Okung could return to practicing as soon as Friday after being placed on short-term injury reserve. The Pro Bowler and anchor of the offensive line is eligible to begin playing Week 11 against the Minnesota Vikings.
His counterpart, Breno Giacomini could return to practice around the same time. Breno has been out since Week 3 and is day-to-day according to head coach Pete Carroll.
Breno is chomping at the bit, he’s getting really close. Breno is really day-to-day right now. I would think by next week he would be pretty active in what’s going on. So we’ll see what that means. I can’t project it, but I think that’s what we’re looking forward to.
The Seahawks have three more games remaining (Buccaneers, Falcons and Vikings) before their bye week on Week 12 of the regular season. It’s pretty realistic to expect Percy Harvin, Russell Okung and Breno Giacomini to be healthy and ready for the late push to earn the Seahawks the home-field advantage for the NFL playoffs.