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Shaquill Griffin, Chris Carson, and Ethan Pocic return to practice as expected

Seattle Seahawks v Miami Dolphins Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images

The Seahawks entered their mini bye week on a high note, having just defeated the Cardinals. Furthering that positivity was Pete Carroll and Seattle’s belief that several key starters would return to practice when the team did.

On Tuesday, the Seahawks returned to practice ahead of Week 12 and that proved correct, as Shaquill Griffin, Chris Carson, and Ethan Pocic were on the field for Seattle.

Both Carson and Griffin have been out since Week 7, when Griffin suffered a concussion and a hamstring injury (which was what kept him out in recent weeks) and Carson a foot sprain in Arizona. The Seahawks can now expect one of their starting corners to return on Monday Night Football, as well their lead tailback.

Pocic began to suffer from concussion symptoms after Seattle’s loss to the Bills and missed the next two games as a result. His return will be welcome to a line that saw rookie guard Damien Lewis shift inside in Pocic’s absence. Brandon Shell, who suffered an ankle sprain in Week 11, will be a game-time decision.

During Carroll’s press conference on Tuesday, he provided updates on a few other injuries, as well. According to Carroll, Darrell Taylor may still practice this week despite not doing so on Tuesday, while the team is looking toward next week for Rashaad Penny’s return to practice.

Carroll also provided details on the two practice squad players placed on I.R. on Monday, Bo Scarbrough and Stephen Sullivan. Scarbrough’s injury suffered on Thursday Night Football was a torn hamstring which required surgery, while Sullivan needed surgery for a sports hernia. Carroll added that Sullivan would be returning to tight end upon his return, after spending time at defensive end.

Unfortunately, there was more bad news for another player on the injured reserve, too. A day after Damon Harrison was signed to the 53-man roster, Carroll expressed doubt as to whether Bryan Mone would return this season or not.

Finally, a familiar name visited the Seahawks on Tuesday, with wide receiver Gary Jennings listed on the transaction wire. Jennings was a fourth-round pick of Seattle a year ago, but was waived at the end of camp. After he was claimed by the Dolphins, he appeared in one game.