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Bradley McDougald expected to play vs Chiefs

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The Seattle Seahawks have had a rough injury report during practices this week as they prepare for the Kansas City Chiefs, but their secondary won’t be as bad as it could have been. Pete Carroll said on Friday that safety Bradley McDougald and cornerback Shaquill Griffin are expected to play, while free safety Tedric Thompson is out.

Defensive tackle Jarran Reed will also play, per Carroll. Guard D.J. Fluker, tackle Germain Ifedi, and running back Rashaad Penny are all gametime decisions. Hopefully the game being in primetime gives them the extra hours they need to feel right, but that could be super wishful thinking.

Ifedi was a surprise addition to the report on Friday. If he and Fluker can’t go, it could mean that Ethan Pocic and George Fant would be starting on the right side. Fant starting at right tackle would also mean that Fant is not going to be reporting eligible 25 times like usual and perhaps Seattle will have to change up their six-linemen game plan a little bit. It seems as though McDougald could start at free safety with Delano Hill at strong.

K.J. Wright, Doug Baldwin, Shamar Stephen, and Frank Clark were all off the injury report on Friday.

The Chiefs listed Sammy Watkins as out, Spencer Ware as doubtful, and Kendall Fuller as questionable.