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.
Carroll says DE Rasheem Geen (IR) is expected to practice this week. He has chance to play next week at Buffalo.— Ben Arthur (@benyarthur) October 26, 2020
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.
Pete Carroll on @710ESPNSeattle that both Darrell Taylor and Rashaad Penny are getting close to returning to practice, but that won't happen this week.— John Boyle (@johnpboyle) October 26, 2020
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.
Carroll says in afternoon presser that Carson is "week to week'' and will have to see what happens. Carroll says Homer has a bruised knee, not a knee injury so it's something he could play through.— Bob Condotta (@bcondotta) October 26, 2020
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.
Carroll says Shaquill Griffin has both a concussion and a hamstring injury. So his status sounds up in the air for this week, too.— Bob Condotta (@bcondotta) October 26, 2020
Though Jamal Adams is getting closer to a return, Carroll couldn’t say whether he would practice on Wednesday or not yet.
Carroll says he can't say yet if Jamal Adams will be able to return this week.— Bob Condotta (@bcondotta) October 26, 2020
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.
Pete Carroll said Carlos Hyde has some hamstring tightness he's dealing with. Running back depth could be an issue this week.— John Boyle (@johnpboyle) October 26, 2020
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 injury updates: Pete Carroll expects DE Rasheem Green (IR/neck) to practice this week with the hope of playing next week. Carroll isn't sure if WR Phillip Dorsett (IR/foot) is ready. No specific timeline on RB Rashaad Penny (PUP/knee), but "he's getting close" to practicing.— Brady Henderson (@BradyHenderson) October 26, 2020
More clarity on the status of players for Week 8 should come on Wednesday, along with the the now-traditional lengthy injury report.