In Pete Carroll’s media session on Wednesday, he delivered some bad news: the Seahawks will be without Jamal Adams in Week 5, the safety’s second straight missed game.
Thankfully, Carroll also provided more positive outlooks for a pair of players currently on injured reserve. Both Phillip Dorsett, who has been out for the entire season so far, and Rasheem Green, who was injured in Week 1, could return following the team’s bye week in Week 6.
Pete Carroll said WR Phillip Dorsett should also be ready to come off IR after the bye. #Seahawks— John Boyle (@johnpboyle) October 7, 2020
Pete Carroll said "there's a really good chance" that Rasheem Green will be able to come off of IR after the bye. #Seahawks— John Boyle (@johnpboyle) October 7, 2020
For Dorsett, a sore foot has kept him out since late August, reportedly an issue that plagued him even before signing with Seattle. Assuming it has been taken care of and can be managed moving forward, there should be no problem entering the lineup. Dorsett’s return will likely see Penny Hart waived in an effort to return him to the practice squad.
As Green is dealing with a neck injury, his status is more unclear. As long as Green’s scans are clear and he has recovered, he should return. However, that situation could certainly change—as it did with his original placement on injured reserve.
Ahead of Week 5, it appears the Seahawks can look forward to Adams, Green, and Dorsett, among others, returning in Week 7 when Seattle comes off their bye week.