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Bobby Wagner, KJ Wright could return vs Cowboys

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NFL: Seattle Seahawks at Dallas Cowboys zErich Schlegel-USA TODAY Sports

The Seattle Seahawks have opened this season in arguably their worst shape since Pete Carroll took over in 2010. Doug Baldwin, KJ Wright, Bobby Wagner, Byron Maxwell, Dontae Johnson, DJ Fluker, Ed Dickson, J.D. McKissic, Kam Chancellor, Tre Flowers, and Jamarco Jones have headlined those injuries, but at least a couple of them could return next week to face the Dallas Cowboys.

Carroll said on Monday morning that Wagner and Wright could return for the next one, a huge boost to the defense, which played well but looked slower than usual in their loss to the Chicago Bears.

“Hopeful” is not nearly as good as “Probable” but it is better than OUT, which is what Baldwin appears to be. Wagner is hurting from a groin injury, Wright had his knee scoped, and Baldwin is recovering from a partially torn MCL. Fluker and Flowers seemed to be gametime(ish) decisions this week, so there’s likely hope they could return as well.

Not good is the new injury to center Justin Britt. Backup Joey Hunt played 11 snaps this week in his place.