The Seahawks have been without Abraham Lucas since he left the season opener with a knee injury, but they could be getting their starting right tackle back on the practice field soon.
Lucas, who was placed on injured reserve following the Week 1 injury, should be back on the practice field by next week, Seahawks coach Pete Carroll said, with an outside shot of returning as soon as this week.
"It looks like Abe is going to be back at practice next week, that's what we're looking at," Carroll said. "He's really close right now, and there's still some question whether we can get him out this week or not, but it seems like next week for sure we'll get him out there, if not sooner."
Players can practice for 21 days without being added to the 53-man roster, so a return to practice doesn't necessarily make a return to game action imminent, but it is definitely a positive step for an important part of the team's offense.
As for players injured in Sunday's loss in Baltimore, Carroll gave updates on running back DeeJay Dallas and outside linebacker Derick Hall, both of whom left the game with shoulder injuries.
"This is a first-time injury for DeeJay, and we've got to see what happens in the coming days here," Carroll said. "He's pretty sore today, and we'll have to wait and see. He's a tough guy, first and foremost, and he's thinking like he's going to get back and jump back out there. So that's his attitude, but we've got to make sure the docs are all squared away on it. But his shoulder popped, so he had a legitimate injury there."
Hall initially injured his shoulder in the preseason, and aggravated that injury, but Carroll said the rookie was feeling better already on Monday.
"He reaggravated his shoulder that's been bothering him, and it doesn't seem to be so bad today, so maybe that's a good sign for him," Carroll said.
Backup linebacker Drake Thomas also left the game with what Carroll said on Seattle Sports 710AM was a knee injury, and he was placed on injured reserve Monday. Nose tackle Austin Faoliu was activated from the physically unable to perform list to take Thomas' place on the 53-man roster.
Here is the roster for the 2023 Seahawks.