The Seattle Seahawks look set to head to Atlanta to face the Falcons in Week 1 in good health.
On Wednesday afternoon the team released their first injury report of the 2020 season and it was sparsely populated, a positive sign with Sunday right around the corner. Just a trio of names appeared on the Seahawks’ initial injury report for Week 1, with Duane Brown, Phillip Dorsett, and Cedric Ogbuehi reported as limited participants in practice.
No real surprises on Seahawks injury report. pic.twitter.com/tAd6EvvtFJ— Bob Condotta (@bcondotta) September 9, 2020
Brown’s appearance on the injury report was due to a knee issue. The 35-year-old received plenty of veteran days off throughout camp and this is likely an extension of that, as the team attempts to keep their left tackle fresh throughout the season. In 2019, Brown dealt with a pectoral injury in addition to a knee injury, so it’s fair to expect him to get the limited participant tag often this season.
Dorsett came out of Seattle’s first mock game in training camp with a sore foot and it has been managed by the team since. That’s what landed the wideout on Wednesday’s injury report and it’s unclear how his snaps will be impacted on Sunday.
Finally, Ogbuehi, the backup left tackle in 2020, suffered a pectoral strain at the end of August and is not yet fully recovered, as he popped up the injury report with that issue on Wednesday. The Seahawks have four tackles on their active roster and two more on the practice squad, so numbers shouldn’t be an issue should Ogbuehi not be ready for Week 1.
Circumstances could certainly change between now and Sunday but for Seattle, Week 1 is off to a positive start.