It’s Friday, and on Sunday the Seattle Seahawks will play the Baltimore Ravens at Century Link in a matchup that could once again see the Hawks be without two of their starting offensive linemen. In Week 6 Seattle defeated the Cleveland Browns with George Fant and Jamarco Jones getting their first starts of the year, and with both Duane Brown and D.J. Fluker sitting out of Wednesday practice, the question became whether Fant and Jones would be starting yet again in Week 7.
The expectation is that Fant will be starting, as Pete Carroll indicated that Brown is unlikely to play this week.
Remember, Pete Carroll said at the beginning of the week that if Duane Brown couldn't play Sunday against Baltimore, there would be a great chance of him playing the following week. Seems telling from a coach who is typically pretty positive about injuries and everything else. https://t.co/I8efFoeoha— Brady Henderson (@BradyHenderson) October 16, 2019
So, with that in mind, what did the Thursday injury report show?
So, while Fluker returned to practice, but was limited, Duane Brown, Bradley McDougald and Ziggy Ansah all sat out of practice. In addition, Quinton Jefferson was limited with a new back injury, so that may bear watching on Friday when the final injury report comes out. The best news on the injury report might be that K.J. Wright returned to fully participate in practice after sitting out Wednesday with a knee injury. Some fans may have been concerned about Wright’s availability going forward, after he missed the majority of the 2018 season with a lingering knee issue, and thus his return to the practice field is welcome news.
Friday the team will issue its final injury report for the week, which will inidicate whether players such as Ansah, Brown and McDougald end up listed as doubtful or questionable for the Sunday game.