While the NFL offseason lasts what seems like an eternity, the regular season blows by in what feels like the blink of an eye, and with that blink almost over, the Seattle Seahawks are preparing to take on the Arizona Cardinals in Week 16 on Sunday. The Hawks currently sit atop the NFC West, as well as currently hold the top overall seed in the NFC, but when they take the field against the Cardinals, they are likely to be without several key members of the defense.
Quandre Diggs, who suffered a high ankle sprain in Week 15, Jadeveon Clowney, whose core injury suffered in Week 10 will require offseason surgery, are both listed as doubtful. In addition, Shaquill Griffin and Mychal Kendricks are both listed as questionable with their respective injuries.
The only other player with a designation is left tackle Duane Brown, who has been battling both a knee issue and a biceps strain for much of the season. In the first matchup against Arizona in Week 4, Brown was extremely limited in his ability to use his left arm, but battled through as the Hawks defeated the Cardinals. With the division title to be determined when the Hawks and 49ers play in Week 17, the team could decide it is best to save Brown for next week when it’s most important. Thus, don’t be surprised if George Fant gets the nod at left tackle for the Seahawks on Sunday.