News: Maxwell (calf) could return to practice this week.
Impact: Maxwell suffered the injury during the team's loss to the Cowboys, and he did not play Sunday against St. Louis. If the veteran returns to practice this week, he stands a good chance to play against Carolina on Sunday. On the season, Maxwell has 26 tackles, one pick and five passes defended.
News: Lockette played only three offensive plays and saw no targets in Sunday's loss to the Rams.
Impact: It's a little surprising that the special-teams speedster wasn't used in the passing game following the trade of Percy Harvin. But the Seahawks also wanted to get rookies Paul Richardson and Kevin Norwood involved too. The Seahawks still show no inclination to stretch the field, so until that happens, Lockette won't have much of a role.
News: Turbin, who had five touches for 31 yards, played fullback Sunday in a loss to the Rams after Derrick Coleman broke his foot in pre-game drills.
Impact: Turbin filled in admirably, but the Seahawks likely will sign a fullback this week. Third-stringer Christine Michael was active for the first time this season, but he did nothing (two carries, five yards) to threaten Turbin's spot as the backup to Marshawn Lynch.
News: Michael saw his first action of the season Sunday, rushing twice for five yards in a loss to the Rams.
Impact: Michael was only active for the first time because of numerous injuries that sidelined teammates. And even with backup Robert Turbin playing fullback all game because of a pre-game injury to Derrick Coleman, Michael still only garnered two carries.
News: Richardson caught four passes for 33 yards in his most playing time this season in Sunday's loss to the Rams.
Impact: Richardson played 43 snaps, more than he had in the first five games (38). He was targeted five times, though none were downfield. With Percy Harvin out of the picture, Richardson is probably the team's best downfield threat. But until the Seahawks start incorporating that into their playbook, Richardson probably won't do much more than he did Sunday even if he emerges as the No. 3 receiver. One positive, though, is fellow speedster Ricardo Lockette was not targeted and fellow rookie Kevin Norwood saw one target on eight snaps.