The Seahawks will have starting center Justin Britt for Sunday's home opener against the Dallas Cowboys, which is potentially good news for an offensive line that will be without left guard Ethan Pocic due to an ankle injury.
It worth noting, however, that Britt being active doesn't guarantee he will start. Britt and Joey Hunt are the only centers on Seattle's roster, and with Pocic, who can also play there, out with an ankle injury, there would be no backup if Britt couldn't play. So it is possible Hunt could start with Britt serving as an emergency backup depending on the status of his injury. That's what Seattle did for a 2016 game at Tampa Bay when Britt had an ankle injury.
Britt did not practice during the week, the result of a shoulder injury sustained late in Monday night's loss at Chicago, and was listed as questionable but as Carroll noted Friday, Britt's experience as a fifth-year pro means he can handle playing even without practice.
"He's feeling way better," Carroll said Friday. "He didn't get to work this week though, but he has been out there with us a long time and he knows what's going on, so he could play on Sunday in this instance."
With Pocic out, J.R. Sweezy will move from right guard, where he started the first two games, to left guard. D.J. Fluker, the starting right guard throughout training camp and the preseason, is back after missing the first two games with a hamstring injury.
Linebacker Mychal Kendricks is also active after being listed as questionable Friday. He is expected to start again at weakside linebacker in place of K.J. Wright, who remains out with a knee injury.
Safety Earl Thomas is active after not practicing Friday for what Carroll called personal reasons.
Here are the inactives for both teams:
RB C.J. Prosise
S Delano Hill
LB K.J. Wright
G Jordan Simmons
G Ethan Pocic
WR Doug Baldwin
DT Poona Ford
QB Mike White
WR Brice Butler
LB Chris Covington
C Travis Frederick
G Xavier Su'a-Filo
TE Dalton Schultz
DT Maliek Collins
Pregame photos from the Seattle Seahawks Week 3 game against the Dallas Cowboys at CenturyLink Field.