The Seattle Seahawks and Atlanta Falcons released their injury reports ahead of Sunday’s game at CenturyLink Field and the Seahawks won’t be playing at full strength on defense.
Kam Chancellor and Frank Clark are listed as inactive with injuries suffered in practice last week. Seattle will start Kelcie McCray at strong safety.
Seahawks inactives vs. the Falcons pic.twitter.com/RCblr1wcbn— Seattle Seahawks (@seahawksPR) October 16, 2016
Chancellor was hurt in practice this week and listed as questionable on Friday alongside Frank Clark, Garrison Smith, and C.J. Prosise. There were no expectations that Prosise would play, while Smith was basically confirmed as good to go. It seemed as though they were leaning towards Clark playing but that obviously is not happening.
Thomas Rawls is still expected to miss a few weeks with a hairline fracture. Prosise is expected to return next week against the Arizona Cardinals. Not sure how that could change the status of C.J. Spiller, if it does at all.
The Falcons have listed cornerback Jalen Collins as inactive. A second round rookie out of LSU, Collins was suspended for the first four games of the season and Atlanta is apparently still not ready to make him active for game day despite being eligible now.
Kam Chancellor & Frank Clark both inactive for Seahawks vs Falcons. Here's full list. pic.twitter.com/i4hsC6AXcp— Cale Ramaker (@CaleKIRO7) October 16, 2016
Falcons receiver Julio Jones is active, as expected. Seattle will see the NFL debut of tight end Nick Vannett, finally healthy after suffering a high ankle sprain before the season.
The game kicks off at 1:25 PST. Weather concerns seem to be overblown, no apologies for the pun.