Russell Okung injury: Seahawks activate LT from injured reserve

Jeff Hanisch-USA TODAY Sports

Protecting Russell Wilson will be easier with the return of Seattle's franchise left tackle.

The Seattle Seahawks are getting some help on the offensive line with the news left tackle Russell Okung has been activated from injured reserve.

Okung was placed on short-term IR after tearing a ligament in his toe at the end of September. He played two games this season before leaving the team and his return is much needed in revitalizing Seattle's offense.

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The Seahawks remain a dominant team, but protecting Russell Wilson has eluded them without their franchise left tackle. Wilson has been sacked 28 times in ten games, already almost meeting his 2012 total of 33 with six games to play.

There is no indication how quickly Okung will return to the starting lineup. In order to free up a roster spot the team released quarterback B.J. Daniels. He was a depth player without a real chance of getting meaningful reps outside of preseason.

The Seahawks are currently 9-1 and face the struggling Minnesota Vikings in Week 11.

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