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Rasheem Green to return to practice this week, could play in Week 9

NFL: JAN 05 NFC Wild Card - Seahawks at Eagles

As expected, Pete Carroll’s press conference on Monday afternoon, following the Seahawks’ Week 7 loss to the Cardinals, was full of information—good and bad. With injuries across the roster and a couple worrisome holes, Carroll had plenty to provide updates on as he spoke to the media.

We’ll start with good news, as Carroll said Rasheem Green is expected to return to practice this week, with a chance to play in Week 9 against the Bills. Green hasn’t played since Week 1 and currently remains on the injured reserve.

Earlier in the day, Carroll had also mentioned both Darrell Taylor and Rashaad Penny are getting closer to practicing, but won’t quite make it for this week.

Travis Homer’s knee injury was originally thought to be a contusion, and Carroll confirmed Monday it is indeed a knee bruise. That means it’s likely more an issue of pain management and he could play in Week 8.

Now for the bad news. In addition to a concussion suffered against Arizona, Shaquill Griffin continues to deal with a hamstring injury, as his status for next week is up in the air.

Though Jamal Adams is getting closer to a return, Carroll couldn’t say whether he would practice on Wednesday or not yet.

With running back depth suddenly a concern, Carroll added an unfortunate bit that Carlos Hyde, too, is dealing with some tightness in his hamstring as well. With Carson likely out in Week 8, the team will no doubt do everything possible to have Hyde ready for Sunday.

Finally, Phillip Dorsett, who is yet to play as a member of the Seahawks, is still without a return date as he deals with a foot issue.

More clarity on the status of players for Week 8 should come on Wednesday, along with the the now-traditional lengthy injury report.