The Seahawks will welcome back starting right cornerback D.J. Reed when they play at Washington on Monday, good news for a team that lost its other starting cornerback, Tre Brown, to a season-ending knee injury last weekend.
"He's fine," Seahawks coach Pete Carroll said of Reed, who missed last week's game with a knee injury. "We're pleased to see him come back the past couple of days and he looked fine, did everything in practice."
But while the news is good on Reed, the Seahawks will be missing four players due to injury in addition to Brown, who will likely be placed on injured reserve as soon as the Seahawks need a spot on their 53-man roster.
Starting left guard Damien Lewis is out with an elbow injury suffered in last week's game, as is versatile backup lineman Jamarco Jones, who has a back injury. The Seahawks will also be missing two of the four running backs on their 53-man roster with Travis Homer (calf) and Rashaad Penny (hamstring) both out.
Carroll both Jones and Penny could be headed to injured reserve with their injuries: "Those are possibilities, yeah… There's a chance that could happen."
With Penny and Homer both out, Carroll said the Seahawks could end up elevating Josh Johnson from the practice squad to provide depth behind Alex Collins and DeeJay Dallas, a move that would occur on Sunday.
"That's a possibility we have for this week, yeah," Carroll said of potentially elevating Johnson, who signed with Seattle as an undrafted free agent this year and has spent the entire season on the practice squad.
With Lewis out, one option at right guard could be Kyle Fuller, who opened the season as Seattle's starting center before Ethan Pocic took over that role.
"He is one of the options there," Carroll said. "We've got a couple of different things we can do there, but Kyle has played the most, and we like the fact that he has been on the field a lot."
- G Damien Lewis (elbow, did not participate)
- T Jamarco Jones (back, did not participate)
- CB Tre Brown (knee, did not participate)
- RB Rashaad Penny (hamstring, did not participate)
- RB Travis Homer (calf, did not participate)
Washington Football Team
- T Sam Cosmi (hip, did not participate)
- C Tyler Larsen (knee, did not participate)
- TE Ricky Seals-Jones (hip, did not participate)
- WR Adam Humphries (hip, limited participation)
- WR Curtis Samuel (groin, limited participation)
The Seattle Seahawks take on the Washington Football Team for Week 12 of the 2021 season, the 19th meeting between the two teams. Take a look back at some of their previous matchups.