The week began with a sense that it would be touch-and-go for two key members of the Seahawks’ defense in lineman Jarran Reed and safety Jamal Adams. With two days to spare, there’s a sense of relief around both players.
Seattle’s final injury report for the week, ahead of Saturday’s game against the Rams, does not include Adams, with just Reed and Shaquill Griffin listed as questionable.
Here’s the #Seahawks final injury report. Shaquill Griffin was a DNP today, while Jarran Reed was limited. Pete Carroll said he expects both to play Saturday.— Ben Arthur (@benyarthur) January 7, 2021
Rams added starting G David Edwards to the questionable list. pic.twitter.com/QlcPRsLf5X
While Griffin and Reed’s inclusion isn’t exactly encouraging, Pete Carroll put any concerns to rest when he met with the media on Thursday.
Reed again practiced in a limited fashion on Thursday, with Carroll later telling reporters he would be good to go against Los Angeles.
DT Jarran Reed is questionable, but Carroll says he's "ready to go." Reed practiced today and did "fine," per Carroll. #Seahawks— Ben Arthur (@benyarthur) January 7, 2021
Griffin, meanwhile, has a new hamstring issue but is not expected to sit out on Saturday. Carroll said Griffin just has a tight hamstring but expects him to play.
Carroll says he expects Shaquill Griffin to play on Saturday.— Ben Arthur (@benyarthur) January 7, 2021
Pete Carroll says the hamstring issue for CB Shaquill Griffin, who's questionable, is not related to the hamstring injury he had earlier in the year. Says he just feels "tight."— Ben Arthur (@benyarthur) January 7, 2021
So, the Seahawks can seemingly count on having a fully healthy offensive line, as well as defense this weekend, when they take on their NFC West rival Rams in the wild card.