The Seattle Seahawks, who have dropped two of their last three games after starting the season 5-0, travel to Southern California in Week 10 for a key divisional matchup against the Los Angeles Rams. Depending on the outcome of the Arizona Cardinals matchup with the Buffalo Bills, the Seahawks-Rams tilt could be for first place in the division, and then the Hawks and Cards will have a quick turn around before a Thursday Night Football game in Week 11.
Those two matchups make the appearance of one of the Seahawks key developments on the offensive line on the Wednesday injury report significant.
Just a bit of a difference between the Rams and Seahawks injury reports lol. pic.twitter.com/1BsKVK2TdO— Joe Fann (@Joe_Fann) November 12, 2020
So, just weeks after trading free agent signing B.J. Finney to the Cincinnati Bengals as part of the Carlos Dunlap trade, Seattle could be without starting center Ethan Pocic if he is unable to clear concussion protocol in time. Obviously, it’s only the Wednesday report, meaning there is still time for Pocic to be cleared and return to action in time to play, but the timing of the injury is about as unlucky as it could be. Specifically, with the two divisional games closing out what is most likely the most difficult five game stretch of the season for the Hawks, having Pocic could be key. If Pocic is unable to go, then the team would likely turn to Kyle Fuller, whose 12 special teams snaps the past two weeks have been the first snaps he has logged since the 2018 season with the Washington Football Team.
In any case, the Hawks list of players not practicing due to injury is long, so waiting for the Thursday and Friday injury report updates will be key as Seattle prepares for a pair of games that will determine whether the team even has a shot at the top seed in the NFC over the remainder of the season.