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A "Night And Day" Difference In Geno Smith's Week, A Good Week For Abraham Lucas & Other Seahawks Updates

Seahawks injury updates from Pete Carroll ahead of his team’s trip to Dallas.


At this time last week, Geno Smith was getting ready for a Thursday night game having barely taken part in practice, the result of an elbow injury suffered the previous Sunday.

When the Seahawks fly to Dallas to face the Cowboys ahead of another Thursday night game, however, they'll do so with their starting quarterback having had a full week of preparation under his belt, something they hope will make a big difference for the offense. 

"The difference was night and day," Seahawks coach Pete Carroll said. "He was out there running practice and putting on a show for us as he does every week throwing the football all over the place. He did that exactly. He was full go the whole time, and that was not the case (last week). We don't want to make a big deal about it, but it was pretty obvious it was a big difference."

Tuesday was like a Friday in a normal game week for the Seahawks, which meant a midday practice before leaving for Dallas, but unlike a normal Friday, the Seahawks and Cowboys do not put the end-of-week injury report that includes game designations such as questionable, doubtful or out, as the league requires those to be announced on Wednesday ahead of Thursday games. Even so, Carroll provided a bit more injury information following practice.

Right tackle Abraham Lucas, who has not played since leaving the season opener with a knee injury, "practiced really well" this week, Carroll said.

Lucas practiced fully Tuesday after being limited Monday, and while Carroll didn't declare whether or not Lucas would be activated from injured reserve for Thursday's game, he did say, "He's back to where we're counting on him to be able to help and contribute… Abe had a good week. Everything's kind of on schedule as we planned it out quite some time ago aiming for this week. He did his part."

Whether or not Lucas is back, the Seahawks also like what they have in veteran Jason Peters at that spot as well. 

"Jason has been doing a really good job," Carroll said. "I love when he's out there playing for us. I've got no problem with that."

As for running back Kenneth Walker III, who missed last week's game with an oblique injury, and who did not practice this week, Carroll said, "He's going to go into this game in question, there will be some question there."

As for a few other players on this week's injury report, Carroll said guard Phil Haynes, who has been out the last two days with a toe injury, "Has had a toe that's been bothering him for some time."

On receiver Dareke Young, who has missed the last two games with an abdomen injury, Carroll said, "He got back on the practice field today. That's a good sign."

New to the injury report this week was defensive end Leonard Williams, who was limited Tuesday after not practicing Monday due to an ankle injury, and Carroll said, "He worked on this day so that's a really good sign."

Seahawks practice at the Virginia Mason Athletic Center in Renton, Wash. on Nov. 27, 2023.

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