Having been held out of Sunday’s loss to the Los Angeles Rams, Seattle Seahawks running back Chris Carson is off the injury report altogether for Thursday’s must-win game against the Green Bay Packers.
Carson rushed for 40 yards on 8 carries against the Los Angeles Chargers before being removed due to that hip problem, and this opened up the door for rookie RB Rashaad Penny to shine the following week vs. the Rams, rushing for 108 yards on 12 carries and his first career NFL touchdown. It’ll be interesting to see how the carries will be split among Carson, Penny, and Mike Davis come Thursday.
Two others who are not on the injury report are safety Bradley McDougald, who has been battling a knee injury that has hampered him in recent games and limited his snap count. Starting right guard DJ Fluker is also back after missing the Rams matchup with a calf injury.
The bad news is that linebacker K.J. Wright, who clearly wasn’t moving (W)right in Los Angeles on Sunday, is doubtful to play with his knee injury. Pete Carroll says he’s a “game-time decision” but for my money I’d rather see Wright sit.
Questionable are backup safeties Delano Hill (quad) and Maurice Alexander (elbow), as well as special teams gunner Neiko Thorpe (groin) and defensive end Dion Jordan (knee). All things considered, not exactly a terrible spot to be in with the current roster heading into Thursday.