The Seattle Seahawks released their final injury report on Friday, and running back C.J. Prosise is the only player listed with an injury designation. He is dealing with a shoulder injury and did not practice all week. The team is also missing Tyler Lockett and Earl Thomas, but we already knew about their placement on injured reserve.
I took a few minutes this week to chat with Kenneth Arthur from Field Gulls about the Seahawks injury questions. The Thomas absence is pretty big, while Lockett’s absence is hurting for a team already with some questions at wide receiver. Here’s what Kenneth had to say about the team’s injury report.
The Seahawks have no injuries to speak of other than the major ones we already know about. Tyler Lockett and Earl Thomas are on injured reserve with a broken leg (not the same broken leg, but they each have their own said leg that is broken) and C.J. Prosise is out for a few more weeks with a broken scapula -- which is like the collarbone I guess. Other than that, it looks like everyone will play. Kam Chancellor, Michael Bennett, Jon Ryan, Thomas Rawls have all had injury scares in the last game or two, but are all set to play on Sunday.
Without Thomas, the team continues to rely on Steven Terrell. Some fans want to see Kelcie McCray, but Terrell gets the call again. The pass defense is 26th in pass defense DVOA without Thomas (he was in there for a few drives, but that's it.)
Without Lockett, we'll probably see Jermaine Kearse go back to a starting role and maybe more targets for Paul Richardson and Tanner McEvoy. Fans would like to see Kearse's role diminished, and he had lost the starting job to Lockett, but Carroll feels he can trust him more than the other guys.
Without Prosise, the team will push forward with Rawls, and perhaps a heavier workload for rookie Alex Collins. They also have fullback Marcel Reece, and he might get an extra couple of touches or targets.