Charlie Whitehurst appears to be Seattle's starting quarterback for Sunday's game in Cleveland. Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll gave us that indication during his visit on 97.3 KIRO FM's Seattle Morning News.
"Charlie's ready to go, and as far as I'm concerned he's starting the football game, unless something turns with Tarvaris here in the next couple days," said Carroll.
Jackson suffered a high-grade strain of his right pectoral in Seattle's victory over the New York Giants two weeks ago. He has been making great improvement according to coach Carroll.
"Tarvaris has been throwing the football in controlled routes. He's closer than the doctors would have thought he could be this quickly," Carroll emphasized. "We've tried to be careful with him as he's coming back."
The Browns aren't a great matchup for Whitehurst, but they'll be without CB Joe Haden, which should help.