More Seahawks expected to play against Vikings
Sun., Aug. 14, 2016
SEATTLE – The list of Seahawks who did not see action against the Chiefs on Saturday was a lengthy one. But coach Pete Carroll said after the win over Kansas City it could be a little smaller, if not a lot, by Thursday when Seattle will host Minnesota in its preseason home opener.
Twelve players did not participate against the Chiefs: WR Deshon Foxx, WR Kevin Smith, WR Kasen Williams, RB C.J Prosise, RB Zac Brooks, S Kam Chancellor, RB Thomas Rawls, OT J’Marcus Webb, TE Jimmy Graham, DL Jordan Hill, DL Michael Bennett and DL Sealver Siliga.
All but Bennett had been declared out before the game.
Carroll said Bennett got sick on Friday night and couldn’t shake it in time to play Saturday (with the standards for such things obviously different for a preseason game than others).
Carroll also said Siliga reaggravated his calf injury in the pregame warmups and will need to be examined again to determine how long he will be out.
Carroll also seemed to imply Kam Chancellor might miss another week with a groin injury that has bothered him for a week or so.
“Not sure what Kam’s timing will be,” Carroll said. “Will be a short week so we’ve got to get him right.”
And OT J’Marcus Webb is also iffy with Carroll saying “not sure how long it’s going to take J’Marcus to get back.”
But most of the other injured players could be back for the Vikings game.
RB Zac Brooks was in pads and went through warmups, though he did not play with Carroll saying “he’s really close to being back. A good chance that he and C.J. (Prosise) will come off the injured thing next week.”
Carroll said the same about receivers Kasen Williams and Kevin Smith, who were out this week with hamstring injuries, saying “they have a chance to make it by the game. They are really close.”
The Seahawks have had about a half dozen or so hamstring injuries in camp and general manager John Schneider offered an interesting assessment of that during his regular appearance on the team’s pregame show.
“The guys have really been pushing it (in camp),” Schneider said. “We’ve had a lot of soft-tissue issues and I think that’s a reflection of the effort that the guys have been giving and their output levels. Really been competing at a high level, pushing each other.”
The Seahawks suffered one injury during the game when backup cornerback Stanley Jean-Baptiste suffered what appeared to be a dislocated shoulder. Carroll said he had no specific details on that injury yet.
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