Head coach Pete Carroll relayed Wednesday that Richard Sherman (ankle) is "ready" to play Thursday in San Francisco.
Sherman was rested the last few days in order to rest "a little thing on his ankle," but the cornerback will be available for the 71st consecutive game to start his career. While opposing quarterbacks have avoided him this season -- he has three passes defended -- he's notched just 21 tackles (14 solo) through six contests.
Seahawks cornerback Richard Richard Sherman (ankle) was a non-participant at Tuesday's practice.
Sherman was limited at Monday's practice, and while the downgrade would normally be cause for concern, there's been no other indication that his ankle injury is serious.He didn't miss any time in Sunday's loss to the Panthers.
According to the Seattle Times, Sherman, who suffered an elbow injury during this past postseason, was able to practice fully.
There was a chance Sherman would need Tommy John surgery, though he decided to let the injury heal on its own. In 2014, Sherman recorded 57 tackles and four interceptions.
Sherman injured himself during the NFC Championship game, but was able to play through Super Bowl 49 despite the issue. It was initially believed Sherman would need surgery after the game, but he's feeling better now, and will attempt to rehab the injury. There's still a chance Sherman will need surgery if rehab doesn't work.
Along with Sherman, Seahawks defensive end Michael Bennett will receive his entire $6 million salary for the 2015 season after it became guaranteed and safety Earl Thomas also had his $5.5 million base salary for the 2015 season fully guaranteed Saturday.
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