On Wednesday the Seattle Seahawks provided some injury updates on a handful of players, including a couple of their key rookies in WR Dee Eskridge and CB Tre Brown.
Eskridge, who flashed in the Week 1 win over the Colts with one catch and a pair of jet sweeps, suffered a concussion and has missed the last two games. However, he is expected to return to action on Sunday.
Carroll: Eskridge is expected to be cleared tomorrow, hopeful he will play this weekend #Seahawks— Aaron Levine (@AaronLevine_) September 29, 2021
Also not practicing Wednesday is starting right tackle Brandon Shell, so that will again be a situation that bears monitoring as the week progresses.
Pete Carroll said Dee Eskridge wont' practice today, but should get cleared today to practice tomorrow. Brandon Shell won't practice today. #Seahawks— John Boyle (@johnpboyle) September 29, 2021
Meanwhile, rookie CB Tre Brown, the fourth round selection out of Oklahoma, started the season on IR with a knee sprain and has yet to make his NFL debut. Head coach Pete Carroll was hoping to get Brown back for Sunday’s game in San Francisco, but it appears they will have to wait a little bit longer.
Pete Carroll said Cedric Ogbuehi and Colby Parkinson will return to practice this week. Tre Brown won't but the hope is he can return to practice next week. #Seahawks— John Boyle (@johnpboyle) September 29, 2021
The same goes for the 2021 debuts of second-year TE Colby Parkinson and veteran OT Cedric Ogbuehi. Parkinson is recovering from a foot injury while Ogbuehi is working to return from a strained bicep.
As for nickel corner Marquise Blair and running back Rashaad Penny, who both missed the Week 3 loss to the Minnesota Vikings, it’s a mixed bag.
Marquise Blair (knee) looked good in walk-through today, is expected to practice after missing Sunday's game in Minnesota. Rashaad Penny remains sidelined and unlikely to play this week.— Corbin K. Smith (@CorbinSmithNFL) September 29, 2021
So, it appears as though Blair should be available for the game against the San Francisco 49ers Sunday, while for Penny it appears as though the team is targeting a Week 5 return. That could simply be precautionary, as the schedule has a short turnaround before the Thursday game against the Rams, meaning the team could simply be playing it safe and not wanting to risk Penny by playing him twice in five days.