The fifth week of the 2021 NFL season is all but in the books, with the Seattle Seahawks having dropped their matchup to the Los Angeles Rams, but staying out of last place thanks to the San Francisco 49ers losing to the Arizona Cardinals. The biggest news for the Hawks, of course, coming out of the Thursday Night Football game against the Rams was not just that the team lost while wearing its action green uniforms for the first time, but rather the injury to quarterback Russell Wilson.
How long Wilson will be unavailable remains unknown, though reports have him targeting a Week 10 return, where he would face off against Aaron Rodgers and the Green Bay Packers. Meanwhile his replacement, Geno Smith, will get back one of the weapons the team added in the offseason according to a report on the NFL transactions that crossed the wire Monday from Tom Pelissero.
From the transaction wire:#49ers cut DB Buster Skrine#Colts cut DT Antwaun Woods#Eagles cut WR Travis Fulgham off practice squad#Bengals G Jackson Carman and RB Samaje Perine both tested positive for COVID-19#Seahawks activated TE Gerald Everett from Reserve/COVID-19— Tom Pelissero (@TomPelissero) October 11, 2021
So, after missing a pair of games due to COVID, Gerald Everett should be available to play against the Pittsburgh Steeler in Week 6, and could act as a safety blanket for Smith in his first start since 2017 and just his third start since the end of the 2014 season.