The Seattle Seahawks have made a truly abysmal start to the 2015 NFL season, and need help anywhere they can get it.
The Seahawks find themselves sitting on a woeful 2-4 record to open up the new campaign, and quite honestly they're lucky to even have the two, with their only competent-looking performance being the 26-0 win over a Chicago Bears side that didn't feature Jay Cutler or Alshon Jeffery.
This is a huge fall from grace for last year's Super Bowl contenders, and Pete Carroll needs all the help he can get, so one suspended player is making a return.
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Carroll confirmed yesterday that fullback Derrick Coleman will be reinstated to the team after his team-imposed suspension.
Coleman was suspended last Thursday after he was arrested following a two-car accident. The fullback was taken in on investigation of hit-and-run and vehicular assault but has not been charged. He was released from jail on Friday.
Carroll said the team would lift the suspension “as soon as we can.” The head coach went on to add that he has met with Coleman and seen videotapes of his meetings with police since Coleman’s release late last week.
“We feel like we’re doing the right thing, right now,” he said.
Coleman’s availability for Thursday night’s game against the San Francisco 49ers is not yet certain. Carroll said he needs to meet with team doctors and be cleared first, which he hasn’t been able to do while on suspension.
The team will also need to make a roster move to add Coleman back to their active roster, so it looks like B.J. Daniels - who was signed to the roster following Coleman's suspension - might head back onto waivers.