The tumultuous Seahawks career of Leroy Hill may well have come to a quiet end Friday as the team placed the veteran linebacker on season-ending injured reserve.
The move created a roster opening used to bring back defensive tackle Craig Terrill, who got a call from the Seahawks on Friday morning and was on the practice field just hours later.
He figures to be insurance for Brandon Mebane, who is battling a sore calf and will be a game-day decision this Sunday as to whether he’s ready to face the St. Louis Rams in the 10 a.m. contest.
Hill injured his Achilles’ tendon two weeks ago while playing special teams in his first game back after a one-game NFL suspension. Recent word was that he could face further suspension for a domestic assault situation last offseason, but that becomes moot now that he’s on injured reserve.
Coach Pete Carroll said his Achilles’ injury will require surgery.
Hill’s contract was reworked over the offseason, reducing his $6 million salary to about $2 million this year and making him a free agent at season’s end. So unless the Seahawks decide to sign him to a new deal, his time in Seattle is done.