The Seattle Seahawks put out their final injury report Friday for their home opener this weekend. It’s a strange combination of good, bad, and odd.
The Seattle Seahawks play their home opener Sunday against Dallas. As they do every week, Seattle released their final injury report Friday afternoon. There was some good news, more bad news, and some flat-out strange news. We’ll start with the latter.
All-pro safety Earl Thomas missed practice yesterday for the second time this week. An odd thing about that, Thomas isn’t injured. All the report says is “not injured.” Pete Carroll hasn’t said what the issue is or whether ET3 will play. For a guy who wants to be a Dallas Cowboy, it would be a bad move not to showcase his talents Sunday, if it can at all be avoided. Thomas is a gamer and if he can play he will play.
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Bobby Wagner is back after missing Monday night’s game in Chicago with a groin injury. He is one of the best middle linebackers in the league and literally the heart of Seattle’s defense. He’s been a full participant in practice all week.
Right guard D.J. Fluker was also back at practice this week. The offseason signee has been injured since the third preseason game and hasn’t played since. Fluker’s presence has been needed on the right side due to tackle Germain Ifedi‘s inconsistency.
Outside linebacker, K.J. Wright continues to miss time with a knee injury. There was some optimism about him earlier in the week, but Wright was unable to participate at all this week. He may be able to resume workouts next week. Wide receiver Doug Baldwin is also out with a knee injury. Russell Wilson‘s favorite target is probably two or three weeks away from stepping back on the field.
Fluker may be back, but left guard Ethan Pocic won’t play against Dallas due to an ankle injury. He spent part of the week in a walking boot. There is no word on when he’ll be back, but no one seems panicked about Pocic’s injury, He’s probably week-to-week. J.R. Sweezy will move over to the left side as his replacement.
Center Justin Britt is listed as questionable to play. Britt had to leave Monday night’s game in the fourth quarter and hasn’t stepped on the field since. Joey Hunt replaced Britt last game and did a good job. If Britt has to miss snaps Sunday, Hunt will again fill in.