Seattle Seahawks unique teams organizer Brian Schneider has left the team inconclusively for individual reasons, a huge advancement with Seattle’s coaching staff not long before Sunday’s season opener.
Pete Carroll made the declaration Friday without explaining on why Schneider is stepping away. Larry Izzo will take over then.
The 49-year-old Schneider is entering his 11th season as the Seahawks’ unique teams coordinator, having followed Carroll from USC to Seattle in 2010.
Izzo, the long-term Patriots linebacker, has been Seattle’s associate extraordinary teams coach the previous two seasons. He spent the past two as the Houston Texans’ special teams organizer.
The Seahawks precluded backup tackle Cedric Ogbuehi (pectoral) for their opener against the Atlanta Falcons. Phillip Dorsett, who has been contending with David Moore for their No. 3 wide receiver role, is sketchy as a result of a waiting foot injury. He didn’t practice Friday subsequent to being restricted the past two days. Beginning left tackle Duane Brown (knee) is relied upon to play.