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DK Metcalf & Multiple Offensive Linemen Game-Day Decisions For Seahawks' Week 7 Game vs. Arizona

Injury updates from Seahawks coach Pete Carroll following Friday’s practice.


The Seahawks head into Sunday's game with no players ruled out or listed as doubtful, a sign of the team's improving health. They do, however, have five players listed as questionable, and all will be game-day decisions, Pete Carroll said, noting, "We'll be busy on Sunday morning."

Among those listed as questionable is receiver DK Metcalf, who in addition to having a rib injury since Week 2, is now also dealing with a hip injury coming out of last week's game. Metcalf was limited in practice Friday after not practicing the previous two days, and Carroll said the hip is more of an issue than the ribs at this point.

"He's pretty sore still," Carroll said. "He's still working at it. It's going to be all the way up to gametime."

The Seahawks have three lineman, all of whom started last week, also listed as questionable, center Evan Brown (hip), guard Phil Haynes (calf) and tackle Jake Curhan (ankle).

"We're running it right up to the nub here with some guys," Carroll said. "They all want to try, they all want to see if they can get out there and go. The mentality is really right, and we'll see what happens by the time we get to the stadium."

Carroll later added, "They're all struggling to get back. But somebody's going to do it. We'll have guys out there to play."

All three players were able to finish last week's game despite the injuries, but Haynes did not practice the past two days after being limited on Wednesday, while Curhan and Brown were both limited Friday.

On Brown, who is the only lineman to start all five games this season, Carroll said, "He looked like he could play today, so we'll see. We'll see how he is tomorrow. He got some work today. He hasn't had a long time to nurture this what he's dealing with, so we've got to see how this affects tomorrow and see where he is all the way to Sunday."

If Brown can't go, he would be replaced by rookie Olu Oluwatimi, who got playing time at center in Week 4 when Brown moved to guard to replace an injured Damien Lewis. 

"He has done well," Carroll said. "He's a center—he has played guard a little bit for us, we prepped him there, but he is very comfortable and at home at center. I think he's going to continue to keep growing and do well. He's already equipped to play the spot, he's got a good sense and feel for it. He's capable."

Also questionable is rookie running back Zach Charbonnet, who has a hamstring injury that kept him out of practice all week.

"He had a hamstring that was bothering him a week ago in the game," Carroll said. "It's not serious, but he can feel it, and he's a running back, so it makes a difference at that spot. So we'll find out what we do about that come Sunday."

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