The Seattle Seahawks are going to need to bring as much to their defense on possible on Sunday vs the Atlanta Falcon’s number one offense. But on Friday’s injury report, three defenders and one non-surprise on offense were listed as Questionable to play. Including safety Kam Chancellor.
Seahawks injury report. Chancellor, Clark, Smith, Prosise all questionable: pic.twitter.com/22xcZCgzN5— Bob Condotta (@bcondotta) October 14, 2016
Thomas Rawls and Quentin Jefferson will miss another game, no surprise there, but Chancellor’s name popped up out of nowhere after practicing in full all week. It appears that he tweaked his groin sometime between Thursday and Friday. Defensive end Frank Clark also hurt himself in practice this week, and hamstring injuries always tend to nag for weeks, so that is also disconcerting. But he apparently felt “good” on Friday.
Defensive tackle Garrison Smith has also done a nice job in relief of Jefferson. Check out his Field Gulls grade against the New York Jets here.
The team will be without third down running back C.J. Prosise for the third game in a row, with Pete Carroll saying he will need another week. There isn’t a rush to get him back following the signing of C.J. Spiller.
The good news is that tight end Jimmy Graham, quarterback Russell Wilson, wide receiver Tyler Lockett, tight end Nick Vannett, guard Germain Ifedi, and defensive tackle Jarran Reed are nowhere to be seen on the injury report. Lockett appears to be at 100-percent and ready to contribute fully on offense. Also, none of the players are listed as Doubtful, which would be a much more dire sign of their chances to play on Sunday.
The NFL removed the Probable tag this season, which means that more often than not, players who are likely to play will be listed as “Questionable” which sounds a lot worse than it is.
Meanwhile, the Falcons appear to have nearly the whole squad ready, including receiver Julio Jones.
Seattle and Atlanta kickoff this Sunday afternoon at 1:25 PST at CenturyLink Stadium. Check out the listings here.