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Seahawks’ Jackson will rest pectoral strain during bye week

Tue., Oct. 11, 2011, midnight

Seattle quarterback Tarvaris Jackson has a “high-grade” strained pectoral muscle in his right chest and will be rested during the Seahawks’ bye week.

Coach Pete Carroll said Monday that Jackson had an MRI that “showed some stuff” in the pectoral area and there is no time frame for how long he may be out.

Jackson was injured in Sunday’s 36-25 win over the New York Giants. He leads a list of significant injuries for the Seahawks that includes Pro Bowl tight end Zach Miller (neck), running back Marshawn Lynch (ankle) and linebacker Leroy Hill (hamstring).

Seattle won without starting wide receiver Mike Williams (concussion) and cornerback Marcus Trufant (back).

Pryor joins Raiders

Oakland Raiders quarterback Terrelle Pryor has completed his five-game suspension and is now eligible to practice with the team.

Pryor had to serve the suspension at the start of his rookie season when he was allowed to participate in the supplemental draft. Pryor left Ohio State instead of serving a five-game ban after being involved in a cash-for-memorablia scandal that has put the Buckeyes under NCAA investigation.

Pryor was selected by the Raiders in the third round of the supplemental draft. He has not been allowed to practice with his team since the end of preseason, but has been attending meetings and doing individual drills.

The Raiders do not have to make a corresponding move immediately because of a one-game roster exemption.

Around the league

Texans defensive end Mario Williams is out for the season after tearing a pectoral muscle in Sunday’s 25-20 loss to Oakland. Coach Gary Kubiak says Williams will go on injured reserve and undergo surgery. … Browns defensive lineman Marcus Benard broke his arm in a motorcycle accident. Coach Pat Shurmur said Benard is in stable condition and will be transferred to the Cleveland Clinic for further tests and evaluation. … 49ers wide receiver Joshua Morgan will miss significant time with a broken bone in his lower right leg that requires surgery.



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