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The Seahawks have already ruled LB Bobby Wagner out for Sunday's game at Kansas City. It's not surprising, considering that Wagner just started running this week in his return from turf toe. HC Pete Carroll said he hopes his MLB will return to practice next week, according to ESPN.com. S Kam Chancellor, meanwhile, has returned to full practices this week and should be on track to return Sunday after missing 2 games with a groin injury.

Seahawks HC Pete Carroll said on his Monday morning radio show that MLB Bobby Wagner will begin running on land (as opposed to in the pool) this week as he continues to work through turf toe. That doesn't bode well for his chances of playing at Kansas City on Sunday. Look to Week 12 as the target date for Wagner's return to action, and we'll keep an eye on his status in the meantime.

Seahawks HC Pete Carroll said after Sunday's win that he expects S Kam Chancellor to return for the Week 11 trip to Kansas City. Chancellor missed the past 2 games with a groin injury and will remain a risky IDP option for the Chiefs matchup.

The Seahawks announced Tuesday that HC Pete Carroll said MLB Bobby Wagner is "improving quickly" in his recovery from turf toe but that the star defender won't play in Week 10. That'll make a 4th straight missed game for the IDP stud, but it sounds like Wagner could return for the Week 11 game at Kansas City. If you've hung on to him this long in your IDP league, then you should continue to do so. And Wagner's among the few fantasy defenders worth clinging to wherever possible through injury. We expect top-10 LB production after he returns, though a month away might mean limited snaps for his 1st game back. K.J. Wright will start in his place again Sunday and carry significant IDP upside against the Giants.

Seahawks HC Pete Carroll said Friday that S Kam Chancellor will be a game-time decision for Sunday's meeting with the Raiders, according to the Seattle Post-Intelligencer. It appears Chancellor may have suffered a groin injury in practice this week. He didn't appear on the injury report Wednesday or Thursday but then missed Friday's workout and turned up questionable on the final report. The 4:25 p.m. ET kickoff makes it tough to wait on Chancellor for your IDP lineup, and thus not worth it in most cases.

The Associated Press reports that Seahawks MLB Bobby Wagner will miss at least a couple of weeks with the turf toe he suffered in Sunday's loss to Dallas.  HC Pete Carroll announced Wednesday that Wagner will miss Sunday's trip to St. Louis, and the reported timeline would also keep him out for at least the Week 8 trip to Carolina.  We'll see if Wagner misses any games beyond that.  He's worth keeping on your roster if you play in an IDP league deep enough to stash such players on your bench.  K.J. Wright figures to slide over and start in Wagner's place, with Malcolm Smith likely to step in on the outside.

Liz Mathews of 710 ESPN reports that Seahawks MLB Bobby Wagner came away from Sunday's loss to the Cowboys with turf toe.  "Not sure on severity or time for return," she tweeted Monday night.  Missing Wagner for any game time could prove a significant blow to a defense that has already shown some recent cracks.  IDP owners will need to see if Wagner takes the field at all this week, but secure a Week 7 insurance option in the meantime.  LB K.J. Wright has slid over from the outside to the middle in Wagner's absence before.

Seahawks CB Byron Maxwell suffered a calf strain in Sunday's loss to the Cowboys.  The injury might prove less serious than the initially feared high-ankle sprain, but a calf strain has caused Eagles LB Mychal Kendricks to miss the past 4 games.  Maxwell's expected to miss at least most of the practice week and looks highly questionable for Sunday's trip to St. Louis.  IDP owners shouldn't be scrambling to replace a fringe option, but the injury could help Rams QB Austin Davis a bit for his Week 7 matchup.

HC Pete Carroll says Seahawks S Kam Chancellor is a game-time decision for Sunday's matchup with Dallas because of a hip injury, according to the Seattle Times.  The injury is reportedly to the opposite hip from the one that required offseason surgery.  Chancellor missed both days of practice this week in the short turnaround after Monday night's win over Washington.  The 4:25 p.m. ET kickoff Sunday will make it tough for many IDP owners to wait on Chancellor in a high-upside matchup.

Seahawks S Earl Thomas will enter the season as the team's primary punt returner.  It's no surprise, because Thomas filled that role this summer.  But it's certainly noteworthy that the team would make such a decision after giving Thomas a big contract extension this offseason.  The role certainly adds value to Thomas' IDP stock in fantasy football leagues that count return yardage.  It would also seem to add at least a little injury risk.

Seahawks S Kam Chancellor began training camp on the sideline, but HC Pete Carroll told the Seattle Post-Intelligencer that his starting SS should be back soon.  "Kam Chancellor is really close and ready to go," he said. "He's chomping at the bit to go. ... Both went through walkthroughs so they're close. We expect them back soon."  Chancellor's recovering from reportedly minor offseason hip surgery, so his field absence to start camp came as no surprise.  We don't love Chancellor as a fantasy option, but he has some upside beyond his standing in our 2014 IDP rankings.

Seahawks LB Bruce Irvin had hip surgery on Monday.  The Seattle Times reports that the team gave no details on the specific injury, but Irvin tweeted that he expects to be back in time for training camp.  As long as he hits that timeline -- or shortly thereafter -- we won't worry too much about the impact.  Irvin won't sit high in our 2014 IDP rankings but does carry sneaky value in scoring formats that favor sacks.

Seahawks S Kam Chancellor had offseason hip surgery after all.  Chancellor refuted a John Clayton report in March that he'd undergone a "minor" hip operation.  But the team confirmed Tuesday that Chancellor did have such a procedure about a month ago (which would be early April).  NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports that Seattle hopes to have Chancellor back in time for preseason games.  That suggests the Seahawks expect the starting safety to be limited into training camp.  If that happens, look for Chancellor to slip down the 2014 IDP rankings.

Seahawks DE Michael Bennett has elected to stay in Seattle on a reported 4-year $32 million deal.  The money seems like less than he could have commanded on the open market, but it certainly won't leave him impoverished.  Heading elsewhere likely would have helped Bennett's IDP value.  He ranked just 29th in the league among 4-3 DEs in snaps played in 2013, according to Pro Football Focus.  That kind of workload will limit the ceiling on Bennett's numbers.  Look for him to sit lower in our 2014 IDP rankings than his talent would indicate.

The NFL has reinstated Seahawks CB Brandon Browner following his December suspension for violating the substance abuse policy.  That allows Browner to hit the free-agent market and take part in all offseason activities.  He still must sit out the 1st 4 games of the 2014 season, however.

NFL.com's Ian Rapoport reports that the league has suspended Seahawks CB Brandon Browner indefinitely for violating the drug policy.  Reports of a 1-year ban spread back in early November, but Browner reportedly appealed at the time.  That appeal has been rejected.  He reportedly turned down an offer of an 8-game ban in hopes of getting the whole punishment thrown out.  Browner will now miss nearly all of next season before he can apply for reinstatement.  He'll become a free agent in March.

Seahawks CB Richard Sherman (foot) sat out Wednesday's practice.  HC Pete Carroll has said nothing about the severity of the injury, but Sherman didn't miss a single snap of Sunday's loss at San Francisco.  We'll see how his participation proceeds.  Carroll did say Wednesday that he doesn't expect CB Brandon Browner (groin) to play Sunday at the Giants.

Seahawks LB K.J. Wright suffered a broken foot in Sunday's loss to the Niners.  HC Pete Carroll said after the game that Wright will miss "around" 6 weeks.  Malcolm Smith figures to step into the starting lineup in Wright's place.  Smith enjoyed a big Week 7 -- 9 tackles, a sack and a pass breakup -- when MLB Bobby Wagner's absence allowed him a spot in the lineup.  He'll carry upside in a plus matchup with the Giants next week, but Week 15 is no time to take a chance on a virtual unknown in your IDP lineup.

NFL.com reports that Seahawks CB Brandon Browner has rejected a settlement offer from the league that would reduce his 1-year drug suspension by nearly 3 months.  Browner will instead continue to pursue his appeal of the ban.  He's currently out with a groin injury suffered Nov. 10 at Atlanta.

The league has suspended Seahawks CB Brandon Browner 1 year for violating the league's substance abuse policy.  Browner was already likely out for the rest of this regular season because of injury but will now miss half of next year as well.  This also comes a day after fill-in CB Walter Thurmond drew a 4-game suspension for a non-PED drug violation.  NFL Network's Michael Silver reports that Seattle plans to re-sign CB Antoine Winfield.  We don't yet know how big Winfield's role will be, and he has yet to see the field this season after getting dumped by both the Vikings and Seahawks in the summer.  If he can crack the starting lineup, though, the veteran CB has proved to be a high-upside fantasy defender.

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