We know that the Seattle Seahawks always take their motto “Always Compete” incredibly seriously and it looks like Shaquill Griffin may find out that the motto sometimes prevails over injury.
Griffin left Week 11, the Seahawks loss to the Atlanta Falcons, after two snaps with a concussion and wasn’t able to clear out of the protocol in time to return for Week 12. Byron Maxwell took his place after being re-signed in Week 11, and the Seahawks were apparently pretty pleased with his performance.
“Really solid,” Carroll said Monday of Maxwell’s play vs the 49ers on Sunday. “The only ball that really got him was that one terrific comeback route that they threw and he was all over it. And just the throw and catch was a little bit better than he could flip the coverage but very solid. He did very well.”
No doubt the Seahawks are pleased with the amount of depth they have at the position and Maxwell’s current performance. However, it looks like the right cornerback position will soon be back up for grabs. Carroll seemed intent on leaving the position in a state of mystery but he later confirmed Griffin would be returning to practice on Wednesday. He did not confirm if Shaquill would be returning to his regular starting role, however.
“We will see how that goes. We got to figure that out. It is a good situation for us. Both Jeremy and Byron played really well in the game so we are getting a little stronger and a little more competitive. It’s a good situation for us,” he said.
Jeremy Lane has been starting on the left side ever since Richard Sherman left the season with a ruptured Achilles tendon.
It looks like injury won’t be stopping Shaquill Griffin from going for his usual role, we just hope it all goes well.