The Seahawks saw two players, running back DeeJay Dallas and linebacker Derick Hall, leave Sunday's game with shoulder injuries, but only a few days later, the updates from Pete Carroll were positive on those two.
While it's too early to know if either or both will play Sunday when the Seahawks host Washington, Carroll indicated that neither is dealing with anything that would keep them out long term.
On Dallas, who is also a big contributor on special teams, Carroll said, "He was supposedly hurt, but he was bouncing out there today. His attitude is so committed to not missing anything. He was out there catching punts and running around. He's going to try to get back. He's a pretty impressive kid. He's exactly what you're looking for in guys that overcome the mishaps and the difficulties that would hold other guys back sometimes. He's going to try to fight through it."
Hall initially injured his shoulder during the preseason and this injury was an aggravation of that, Carroll said Monday, but on Wednesday Carroll said, "He seems to be OK. Our guys really seem to be bouncing back. Mostly everybody was working in the walkthrough and there's a couple of guys that have a chance, maybe we hold them back today. They don't want to do that; they want to go. There's a really good sense that he's one of those guys, I think. We'll see what happens during the day."
Among the other players bouncing back, as Carroll put it, were guard Phil Haynes, who had missed the previous two games with a calf injury before returning on Sunday, and guard Anthony Bradford, who missed last weekend's game with ankle and knee injuries.
Carroll said Haynes, "did fine" in his return from injury.
"He played a good solid game," Carroll said. "He was fine, he made it through. It was the first time in three weeks that he's felt OK. He comes back this week and he's going ahead now. We're leaving it behind. It's a good sign."
On Bradford, Carroll said, "He's feeling way better. He had a little treatment done that he thinks was really positive, so he's got a good hopeful thought this week."
Carroll said Abraham Lucas, who remains on injured reserve, is still on track to make it back to practice next week: "We think next week. He should start up on Monday is what we're shooting for."
Rookie running back Kenny McIntosh is kicking off his third week of practice since returning from injured reserve, and this could be the week he makes his regular-season debut, particularly if Dallas isn't able to make it back from his injury this week.
"That possibly could happen," Carroll said. "He's getting a lot of reps because of DeeJay being a little in question. I'll figure out what he is. Kenny got a lot of work in the walkthrough today. He'll get revved up and we'll have him ready to play."
The Seahawks also welcomed receiver Dareke Young back to practice Wednesday after he spent the nine weeks of the season on injured reserve following surgery on an abductor injury. Carroll said it won't take Young long to be ready for game action.
"Because it's taken a while for us to get to that point where we can start him up, he's in great shape, and he's really ready to go," Carroll said. "He could play this week. That's an interesting addition because he was a real positive factor in special teams, in particular last year in the way we played him. He's coming out the first week competing to see if he can find his way to the roster and play time. That's a real positive."
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