The Seahawks host the Rams on Thursday night, and the short week means the availability of several players dealing with injuries will likely be in question heading into the game.
The Seahawks also are hoping to get back tight end Gerald Everett, who missed Sunday's win over the 49ers while on the reserve/COVID-19 list. Everett isn't cleared to play yet, but does have a chance to get back to face his former team. Because he is vaccinated, Everett can return as soon as he tests negative on consecutive days, and Carroll said the first of those negative results came Monday.
"At this point, we're saying there's a chance," Seahawks coach Pete Carroll said. "He had a good report today, but the report tomorrow is really the crucial one… We'll know more tomorrow, then it'll take another day to have a chance to know if he has a chance."
As for injuries, Carroll indicated it's too early in the week to know who will and won't get back from injury on a short week, but did say overall the team is mostly healthy.
"It's a challenging turnaround for everybody that does the Thursday nighters, so we'll see how we handle it," Carroll said. "… We were very, very fortunate in terms of getting guys nicked in the game—not to say that some guys didn't, but we have a chance to get everybody up."
Among the players getting nicked up were to key member of the pass-rush rotation, Carlos Dunlap II and Darrell Taylor.
On Taylor, who has a team leading 3.0 sacks, Carroll said, "We'll see. He's got a little ankle, we've got to check him out."
Carroll said Dunlap has "a sore toe. So he's like a bear with a thorn in his foot, he's got to see if he can make it, and he might be a little grumpy about it. I have no idea what that means."
Another part of the pass-rush group, Benson Mayowa, will practice this week but it's too soon to know if he'll be back after missing the last two games with a neck injury.
"Benson is going to practice, we've got to see if he's safe to go," Carroll said.
Also practicing this week though uncertain for the game is receiver Dee Eskridge, who has missed three games due to a Week 1 concussion.
"He's going to practice today and go with us and work," Carroll said. "Like I told you, he practiced really well last week. We're going to watch and see how he handles the work. When you're coming back from concussion stuff, it's really sensitive and critical that we do it right, so we're going to keep protecting him until there's no signs, no nothing. He feels good, he's ready to run and all that kind of stuff, we've just got to see how he takes to the workload and see what he's like after the practice, and didn't really take one day at a time. So we're looking after him very carefully and want to make sure that we do the right thing."
Carroll was also asked about the decision to put running back Rashaad Penny on injured reserve, and said there was no setback, but just a case of wanting to make sure Penny is fully healthy before he comes back.
"We want to make sure that he's back and he stays back," Carroll said.
Pregame photos of the Seahawks warming up to take on the 49ers at Levi's Stadium.