Seahawks DT Jordan Hill out after suffering calf injury

RENTON, Wash. (AP) The Seattle Seahawks will be without defensive tackle Jordan Hill for the postseason after he was placed on injured reserve Tuesday. He suffered a severe calf injury while working out last weekend.

Seattle coach Pete Carroll announced Hill's injury and the team placed him on IR later in the day. Hill suffered a knee sprain in the season finale against St. Louis, but was in the process of coming back when he injured his calf.

Hill had been a late-season standout with 5 1/2 sacks in the final six games of the regular season. Hill also had a key interception in the regular-season finale against St. Louis.

The Seahawks signed safety Steven Terrell off the practice squad to take Hill's spot on the 53-man roster and added defensive tackle Jimmy Staten to the practice squad.

Seattle will also be without backup safety Jeron Johnson against the Panthers. Johnson suffered a dislocated elbow in Week 17.

The Seahawks are expecting center Max Unger (ankle), wide receiver Jermaine Kearse (hamstring), defensive lineman Demarcus Dobbs (ankle), cornerback Tharold Simon (shoulder) and tight end Cooper Helfet (ribs) to be able to play this week.

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