With the Seattle Seahawks’ 2017 NFL preseason opener against the Los Angeles Chargers literally less than an hour from this article’s publish, we have a list of notable players who won’t (or most likely won’t) be seeing any game action tonight.
Seattle Times’ Bob Condotta has the details:
List of Seahawks not expected to play includes Amara Darboh, who was hurt in practice Wednesday. Not sure the nature, severity....— Bob Condotta (@bcondotta) August 13, 2017
Sorry, Darboh injury was Friday. But that explains re-signing Jamel Johnson as Seattle a little light on WR with Baldwin, Lockett also out.— Bob Condotta (@bcondotta) August 13, 2017
Also not expected to play is DL Quinton Jefferson. Rest of list is guys who were already announced as out or on PUP/NFI, etc.— Bob Condotta (@bcondotta) August 13, 2017
Jefferson could well just be easing him back, as they are doing with Lockett. He has been practicing more and more of late.— Bob Condotta (@bcondotta) August 13, 2017
With Baldwin, Darboh, and Lockett all not playing, week 1 will provide the likes of J.D. McKissic, Kasen Williams, Tanner McEvoy, and Kenny Lawler more opportunities to prove they belong on the final 53-man roster.
Jefferson being out is a tad disappointing, especially at a time when we need to know who can step up in Malik McDowell’s indefinite absence. Hopefully, as Condotta wrote, it has to do with easing him back into things after he missed most of last season with a knee injury, and not an indication of something to be more concerned about.
Seahawks at Chargers kicks off at 5 PM PT. You can catch the game on either KCPQ-13 FOX or on NFL Network.