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Seahawks vs Falcons, Week 6 injury report: Frank Clark, Russell Wilson, Tyler Lockett updates

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The Seattle Seahawks are preparing for their toughest test of the season on Sunday when Dan Quinn and the Atlanta Falcons roll into town hot off of a 23-16 win over the Denver Broncos. The Falcons feature the number one total offense, scoring offense, and passing offense in the NFL, but also a talented rushing offense behind Devonta Freeman and Tevin Coleman.

To win, the Seahawks may need to bring everything they’ve got this week. So what do they got?

Jarran Reed (Hip, missed last game)

Reed has seven tackles and two batted passes in three games this season. He should be a key factor in Seattle being able to slow down Freeman in the run game.

Tyler Lockett (Knee, limited on offense)

Lockett had just 14 snaps on offense in Week 4 against the New York Jets, compared to 62 such snaps in Week 1 vs the Miami Dolphins. A healthy Lockett should get at least 30-40 snaps on offense and that would make a huge difference against an Atlanta defense that has good depth at cornerback and a legit number one with Desmond Trufant.

C.J. Prosise (Hand, out last two games)

The rookie Prosise has missed the last two games with a hand injury but hasn’t been limited in practice for a while now. The team probably feels pretty good about what they have in C.J. Spiller now though and might not have Prosise active until necessary. Prosise would also have value split out wide as a receiver — if it wasn’t for the fact that the injury is to his hand and he’s wearing a support.

Frank Clark (Hamstring)

A surprise addition to the Wednesday injury report was DE Frank Clark, who sat out and was listed with a hamstring issue. We will update as news comes in.

Russell Wilson (High ankle sprain, sprained MCL, limited running abilities)

There’s no indication that Wilson will be anything other than Wilson on Sunday. He has just 28 rushing yards on 15 carries this season, but the Falcons have allowed 14 passing touchdowns, most in the NFL.

There’s also every indication that rookie tight end Nick Vannett will make his debut this weekend.