Dead receivers walking. That feels like the theme in Seattle, where the Seahawks have lost six wide receivers to injuries this season. On Monday it was learned the Seahawks will place WR Logan Payne on the injured reserve list with a torn ligament in his right knee, and have lost Seneca Wallace — a backup quarterback who was going to see time at wideout as an emergency fill-in — for a month with a calf injury.
Payne, who started against the 49ers, has an injury to his right medial collateral ligament. He is the third receiver lost for the entire season, joining Nate Burleson (torn knee ligament) and Ben Obomanu (broken collarbone) on the injured reserve. Payne started opposite second-year receiver Courtney Taylor, who had seven career receptions.
The other active receivers on Seattle’s roster include undrafted rookie Michael Bumpus, who was promoted to the active roster from the practice squad, and veteran Billy McMullen, who was signed as a street free agent last week.
Seattle coach Mike Holmgren said last week that veterans Deion Branch (recovering from a torn ACL) and Bobby Engram (cracked bone in his shoulder) are out indefinitely.
Holmgren said during his weekly press conference Monday the team will be looking to sign or possibly trade for more receivers before Sunday’s game against the also-winless St. Louis Rams.