Chris Clemons, the Seattle Seahawks sack leader the past three seasons, will make his 2013 debut in Sunday’s game against the Jacksonville Jaguars at CenturyLink Field.
Clemons has been out for over eight months after he damaged a ligament and meniscus in his left knee during the wild-card victory over the Washington Redskins.
“I’m really excited to tell you Chris is going to play this week,” Carroll told reporters after practice. “We’re really thrilled for him. It means the world to Chris, of course, that he gets back.”
Clemons has generated 33.5 sacks the past three seasons from the Leo end spot.
“Chris had great preparation, he had a fantastic recovery process – the rehab, everything,” Carroll said. “So he has a chance to play for us this week. And I’m really fired up that he gets to join us.”
The Seahawks end-of-the-week injury report:
OT Russell Okung (toe)
DT Jordan Hill (biceps)
SS Jeron Johnson (hamstring)
RB Spencer Ware (ankle)
LB Malcolm Smith (hamstring)
CB Brandon Browner (hamstring)
DE Chris Clemons (knee)
OT Breno Giacomini (knee)
OG J.R. Sweezy (back)