The Seahawks will soon have a miniature bye week to get healthy but first, they will need to get through one more game without a number of key starters.
On Wednesday, ahead of Seattle’s game against the Cardinals on Thursday Night Football, the team ruled Shaquill Griffin, Quinton Dunbar, and Ethan Pocic out. In addition to those three starters, Jordan Simmons and Neiko Thorpe were ruled out as well.
Shortly after the injury report was issued, Thorpe went back onto injured reserve, with Phil Haynes taking his place on the 53-man roster. Pete Carroll told reporters earlier in the week that Thorpe would not make it back after reaggravating his injury.
Also on the Seahawks’ final injury report for the week is Travis Homer, who is listed as doubtful with wrist, knee, and thumb injuries. Meanwhile, Tyler Lockett, Kyle Fuller, and Chris Carson are questionable.
It is worth noting, however, Carlos Hyde is off the injury report completely and will be in line to start should Carson not play. Carroll called Carson a game-time decision, but ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported Carson as unlikely to play.
The Seahawks have ruled out Shaquill Griffin, Ethan Pocic, Quinton Dunbar, Jordan Simmons and Neiko Thorpe for Thursday against Arizona.— Ben Arthur (@benyarthur) November 18, 2020
Travis Homer is doubtful
Tyler Lockett, Kyle Fuller and Chris Carson are questionable
Though it certainly isn’t ideal to see the team’s top wide receiver and backup center, with the starter already out, listed as questionable, it sounds like both Lockett and Fuller will be available.
Not only will the extended break after Week 11 give Griffin, Dunbar, and Pocic a chance to get back to full health, but it may provide Darrell Taylor and Rashaad Penny with the opportunity to land on the active roster.
Carroll says "we are getting to the verge'' of Rashaad Penny and Darrell Taylor getting back. Says "these guys are ready to go'' and says one or both could maybe return next week.— Bob Condotta (@bcondotta) November 18, 2020
A relatively healthy roster appears close for Seattle but first, a prime-time showdown against the NFC West leading Cardinals.