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Bobby Wagner Questionable, K.J. Wright Doubtful For Seahawks vs. Rams

Injury updates from Seahawks coach Pete Carroll ahead of his team’s Week 15 game against the Los Angeles Rams.

The Seahawks will wait until Sunday to determine the status of one of their top players, with linebacker Bobby Wagner heading into the weekend as a game-day decision, head coach Pete Carroll said.

Wagner, who has not practiced this week because of a hamstring injury, is schedule to run Saturday to test the injured leg, then a final determination will be made Sunday.

"He did some good stuff today in rehab," Carroll said. "He'll run tomorrow and we'll take it to game time."

The news is a little less positive on another Pro Bowl linebacker, with K.J. Wright listed as doubtful because of the concussion he sustained last week.

"He's still in the protocol," Carroll said.

Asked if there was still enough time between now and Sunday for Wright to be cleared, "It's up to the docs. We really don't have any say in that at all."

While the Seahawks would obviously prefer to have Wright and Wagner, they do feel good about their depth at linebacker, led by Michael Whilhoite and Terence Garvin, who have both started games at strongside linebacker, and who both have the versatility to play other spots.

"Those guys have been right at the edge of it the whole time in their preparation, so this was not a big step for them to take," Carroll said. "Really, Bobby hasn't practiced in a month almost, so they've been getting work throughout. So they're ready to go, and we're really counting on those guys playing good football. They both have played, they both have been around, they know what's going on, and I'm looking forward to seeing how they do if they get the call."

Also listed as doubtful is defensive tackle Nazair Jones, who has missed the past two games with an ankle injury.

"We've got him listed as doubtful and it's going to be a miraculous recovery if he makes it," Carroll said. "I don't think he's going to make it."

The news is positive on running back Mike Davis, who left last week's game with a rib injury, but was able to practice this week.  

"He has done well all week," Carroll said. "He made it through the week, he's in good shape, ready to go."

Carroll said running back Chris Carson, who is trying to get back from injured reserve, could get back on the practice field "by late next week, which would put him on course to maybe play in two (weeks). So we'll see what happens. He has to be successful and make it through it and have a little good fortune, but that could happen."

On cornerback DeShawn Shead, who returned to practice last week but has not yet been added to the 53-man roster, Carroll said, "He has done well. He has put in two weeks of work. The tempo during these latter weeks in the season aren't such that gets tested every day, but he has been working every day, and he's out there practicing with us, so he's going full-go. So we'll see. Next week we'll make an evaluation where he is."

Here are the full injury reports for both teams:

Seattle Seahawks


S Kam Chancellor (neck)


LB K.J. Wright (concussion, did not participate in practice)

DE Nazair Jones (ankle, did not participate in practice)


LB Bobby Wagner (hamstring, did not participate in practice)

Los Angeles Rams


QB Brandon Allen (back, did not participate in practice)

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