It’s Thursday, meaning the 2021 NFL season starts on Thursday night with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers hosting the Dallas Cowboys at Raymond James Stadium down the road from my house. It also means that the Seattle Seahawks are just three days away from their Week 1 matchup against the Indianapolis Colts, and as it’s late in the day it’s time to dig in to the second injury report of the season for Seattle.
Many of the same names that were on the report Wednesday remain on the report, in particular when it comes to the veteran offensive linemen getting their rest.
All Seahawks practiced again today in some capacity. One correction from the team: Wednesday's practice report said Jamarco Jones was limited, but it should have said Sidney Jones, who was limited again today. pic.twitter.com/LbQEHOUtGO— Brady Henderson (@BradyHenderson) September 9, 2021
Gabe Jackson and Duane Brown being limited while getting veteran rest days is likely something fans can probably go ahead and pen in for now through the end of the season. The practice reps for those guys can only do so much, and that gives the younger players still developing more time and ability to develop.
That said, the most exciting news is likely that Dee Eskridge was listed as a full participant, as was defensive back Ryan Neal. Both are working their way back from summer injuries, so participating fully is definitely a good sign. That said, it won’t be a surprise if Eskridge is a limited participant in practice at times during the year as they limit his work to allow his foot to recover as much as possible, but it would seem there should be no limitations for him come Sunday based on full participation today.
In any case, it may turn out to be a good thing that the team kept five running backs on the active roster, with Chris Carson, Alex Collins and Rashaad Penny all again listed on the injury report, though Carson and Collins were full participants.