Though not overly surprising, with a taxing week ahead as the Seattle Seahawks fly overseas to London, they will be without two members of the defense again in Week 6.
Speaking to the media on Tuesday, head coach Pete Carroll announced both K.J. Wright and Rasheem Green would miss Sunday’s game against the Oakland Raiders.
Wright is yet to play in 2018, following knee surgery towards the end of August. In his place, Mychal Kendricks filled in admirably, until the Seahawks lost him as well (to suspension). Kendricks is still fighting the indefinite suspension handed to him by the league, but it’s highly unlikely there would be a resolution in time for Kendricks’ status to change for Week 6.
In Wright and Kendricks’ absence, Austin Calitro would presumably start again at weakside linebacker. Following Sunday’s game in London, Seattle has their bye week. The Seahawks won’t play again until October 28th, hopefully giving Wright enough time to fully recover from surgery and make his 2018 debut in Detroit against the Lions.
Green will miss his third consecutive game with an ankle injury described by Carroll as “legit.” On Tuesday, Carroll said Green remained a couple weeks away. Similar to Wright’s recovery, the extended break following the game in London should hopefully give Green enough time to fully recover before Seattle returns to action in Week 8.
Wright and Green were the only players to have their health status updated by Carroll on Tuesday, but expect more information in the coming days as the Seahawks manage a complicated week.