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Shaquill Griffin & Kam Chancellor Ruled Out; Mike Davis Doubtful For Seahawks’ Week 12 Game At San Francisco 49ers
The Seahawks will again be without a few key players due to injury when they play at San Francisco on Sunday. Cornerback Shaquill Griffin, who left Monday’s game early in the first quarter with a concussion, has been ruled out, and strong safety Kam Chancellor has been ruled out for a second straight game with a neck injury.
Chancellor’s injury means Bradley McDougald will make a fourth straight start—he previously started two games at free safety while Earl Thomas was out with a hamstring injury—while Griffin will be replaced by Byron Maxwell, who last week re-signed with the team that drafted him in 2011.
Carroll said there is no new information on Chancellor’s status beyond him being out this week. On Griffin, Carroll said, “He’s fine now, but he didn’t make it in the timeframe, so he’s going to have to sit this week, but we’ll see him next week.”
Despite all of the injuries in the secondary, Seahawks coach Pete Carroll is confident in the players he still has available in that group.
“Those guys can play, they’ve been around,” Carroll said after Monday’s loss to Atlanta. “… Jeremy (Lane) has played for years, and Maxie has played for years. Bradley McDougald has started years. I’m not worried about them at all.”
Running back Mike Davis, who started last week following a promotion off the practice squad, is doubtful with the groin injury that cut short his impressive Seahawks debut, but he did run on Friday.
“He ran today for the first time, and ran well,” Carroll said. “So he’s very close. We’ll see.”
As expected, right guard Oday Aboushi is also out this week with a shoulder injury, but the Seahawks are getting back left guard Luke Joeckel after a five-week absence due to a knee injury. With Aboushi out, the Seahawks can turn to Mark Glowinski, who opened the year as the starter, or with Joeckel back, rookie Ethan Pocic could be an option at right guard as well. Pocic has been starting at left guard in place of Joeckel, but offensive line coach Tom Cable said Pocic will enter the competition on the right side when Joeckel returns.
“Luke made it through the whole week, he’s ready to go,” Carroll said. “I’m really excited about that, and for him too. It seems like it has been a long haul for him waiting to get back out, but he was able to take all the work he needed to do and feels great. It’ll be the first time to get him and Duane Brown playing side-by-side, which will be fun and awesome to see. Duane didn’t get too work much, but he’ll play, so I’m really excited to get those guys out there.”
Joeckel, a free-agent signing last spring, started the first five games of the season, but needed surgery to clean up his knee, causing him to miss the next five, and is now eager to get back.
“It’s definitely been a long five weeks, but I’m excited to get back out there with the guys, get back out there playing hard for each other, and just getting back in the swing of things,” he said. “… It’s good to be back. Those first five weeks kind of flew by, and these last five while I was out, those were a long five weeks. So it’s just good to be back out on the field playing with the guys.
Seattle also has eight players listed as questionable, including Brown, tight end Jimmy Graham, linebacker Bobby Wagner, defensive tackle Jarran Reed, linebacker Michael Wilhoite and defensive end Dion Jordan, but Carroll indicated all of those players will be ready to go Sunday.
While cornerback DeShawn Shead is still on the physically unable to perform list while recovering from a knee injury, Carroll said the status of the 2016 starter should be changing soon.
“He is making a jump,” Carroll said. “We’re excited about this. This next week coming up will be a change for him; he’s getting closer. This has kind of been a threshold for him this week, so I’m excited for him. He has been busting his butt for so long to get this back. It doesn’t mean he jumps right back on the field, but he takes a big step next week to get closer to doing that. He has a chance before the end of the season to get back.”
Here are the full injury reports for both teams: Read
G Oday Aboushi (shoulder)
CB Shaquill Griffin (concussion)
S Kam Chancellor (neck)
RB Mike Davis (groin, did not participate in practice)
T Duane Brown (ankle, did not participate in practice)
TE Jimmy Graham (ankle, full participation in practice)
LB Bobby Wagner (hamstring, did not participate in practice)
LB Michael Wilhoite (calf, full participation in practice)
LB D.J. Alexander (shoulder, did not participate in practice)
DE Dion Jordan (neck, did not participate in practice)
G Luke Joeckel (knee, full participation in practice)
San Francisco 49ers
S Adrian Colbert (thumb)
RB Raheem Mostert (shoulder, limited participation in practice)
WR Trent Taylor (ribs, limited participation in practice)
DE Solomon Thomas (knee, limited participation in practice)
T Trent Brown (shoulder, did not participate in practice)Read