With Seattle Seahawks training camp for 2018 in full swing, there is some injury news to pass along concerning three players, two of whom had figured to be significant contributors on their respective sides of the ball.
Head coach Pete Carroll confirmed that DE Dion Jordan has been placed on the Physically Unable to Perform (PUP) list due to a knee injury. This follows the news back in June that he would be out 6-8 weeks after having surgery, but Carroll says this injury is a new one. Obviously the health of Jordan has been an issue dating back to his days with the Miami Dolphins, and this is the second year in a row that he’s entered training camp unable to participate due to knee problems.
CB Dontae Johnson is also headed to PUP, as he continues to heal up after breaking his foot several weeks ago. Carroll expects him to be out for at least two weeks, which means he’ll be cutting it close as far as being able to play the first preseason game on August 9th.
Lastly, TE Ed Dickson apparently hurt his groin in a workout unrelated to Seahawks practices, so he’s been placed on the Non-Football Injury (NFI) list, with his timetable uncertain. This is probably why the Seahawks went out and signed Je’Ron Hamm, formerly of the 49ers, as well as claimed ex-Giants TE Kyle Carter off of waivers. Carroll did describe the groin injury as “minor,” so presumably he shouldn’t be out for too long.