Stormy weather could have impact on 49ers-Seahawks game
Wind bursts could reach 25 to 35 mph
Seattle Times staff and news services
Seahawks fans – and players – should be prepared for rainy weather Sunday that could include brief periods of high wind, drenching rain – even brief thunderstorms.
Johnny Burg, Weather Service meteorologist, said because the storms will be scattered through the area, it’s not known if they could cause a delay in the Seahawks game. Bursts of winds in the 25- to 30-mph range are possible, and in some areas, as much as an inch of rain could fall in a short period of time.
The stormy weather is expected to begin about midday and last through the evening.
• The Seahawks re-signed veteran defensive tackle Clinton McDonald, releasing offensive tackle Mike Person to make room on the roster. McDonald, who played the 2011 and 2012 seasons for Seattle, was released before the first game. But Seattle brought him back as it continues to look for ways to improve its depth on the defensive line with injuries continuing to plague some players. By releasing McDonald and then re-signing him after the first game, Seattle also saves about $650,000. Person was on the field for two plays last week, essentially playing a tight-end role. Seattle added a tight end this week, though, with the signing of Kellen Davis, and now has three on the roster.
• The Jets placed quarterback Mark Sanchez (shoulder) on short-term injured reserve, a move that will sideline him for the next eight weeks.
• The Cardinals have released cornerback Jamell Fleming and promoted wide receiver Kerry Taylor from the practice squad. Taylor, out of Arizona State, adds depth at wide receiver as Larry Fitzgerald is listed as questionable.