Seeing as this is NFL preseason, there is no actual official injury report with “out/doubtful/questionable” designations, but the next closest thing is word-of-mouth from the head coach. With that in mind, the Seattle Seahawks’ second exhibition game against the Los Angeles Chargers does have a few notable players who will not play on Saturday night.
Pete Carroll confirmed that wide receivers Tyler Lockett and Amara Darboh are out. Lockett is dealing with a sore toe, whereas Darboh has a hip flexor problem that likely pushes his debut appearance to next week. Recently signed running back Gerald Homes is also out due to a concussion, hence Seattle inked a deal with Justin Stockton on Friday.
As for those who didn’t suit up in last week’s loss against the Indianapolis Colts, you can expect to see C.J. Prosise, Frank Clark, Dontae Johnson, and Maurice Alexander all on the field. The oft-injured Prosise was day-to-day with a hip issue, and Carroll says he’s “ready to go.” Clark is seemingly all the way back from wrist surgery, and was a full participant over the last handful of practice sessions. Johnson broke a bone his foot awhile back, so he’s fully recovered from that injury, while Alexander returns after his own hip injury. Carroll said Johnson and Alexander will play, provided all goes well pre-game during warmups.
CB Byron Maxwell is going to be a game-time decision, as a hip flexor strain kept him off the field. He’s the presumptive #2 cornerback opposite Shaquill Griffin, but he’ll have plenty of competition.
On the Chargers side, the most significant scratches are DE Joey Bosa (foot) and CB Trevor Williams (ankle). Considering their jaw-dropping injury woes over the years, let’s just hope that they come away from this game unscathed and not dealing with even more terrible luck.
Seahawks at Chargers starts at 10 PM ET/7 PM PT at the StubHub Center in Carson, California. You can either catch the game live on KCPQ-13 (or a nearby FOX affiliate), or on NFL Network.