Seattle Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll told 97.3 KIRO radio on Friday that guard Oday Aboushi is out for the rest of the season with a shoulder injury that will require surgery. Aboushi will not be placed on IR immediately, as the team is waiting on the move for salary cap reasons. They are doing the same with Kam Chancellor. So eventually they’ll have to make a couple more moves with the 53-man roster.
They’ve already done so this week by adding Joey Hunt, which now makes more sense as a move with Aboushi done for the year. Aboushi being out solidifies Ethan Pocic’s place as a starter, not that it was a huge question mark at this point other than the fact that Pocic is dealing with an ankle injury; Carroll believes Pocic will be able to start against the Jacksonville Jaguars on Sunday.
Not playing in Jacksonville this week though will be defensive tackle Nazair Jones, who will miss a second game with an ankle injury. Defensive line has been a constant source of injury news over the last few years, and this season has already claimed games from Jones, Sheldon Richardson, Jarran Reed, Cliff Avril, Quinton Jefferson, Malik McDowell, Dion Jordan, and DE/OLB Marcus Smith.
Jordan is day-to-day and looks like a game-time decision. Carroll also said that Duane Brown is limited in what he can do in practice because of his lingering injury that cost him a game after being traded to the Seahawks, but that “he’s a fantastic player” who is able to overcome those limitations and will be prepared for Jacksonville.
Seahawks at Jaguars takes place at 1:25 PM PST on Sunday.