When the Seahawks fly to Bay Area for Monday night’s game against the San Francisco 49ers, they’ll do so with a pretty healthy 53-man roster.
“We’re in pretty good shape here,” Carroll said following Saturday’s practice. “Only a couple guys on the list.”
Indeed only two players were on the final injury report despite a long list of players being limited or sidelined earlier in the week, with safety Lano Hill (elbow) and guard Phil Haynes (ankle) both listed as questionable.
Two of Seattle’s most recent acquisitions, receiver Josh Gordon and safety Quandre Diggs, were both limited earlier in the week, but neither is on the final injury report after practicing fully Saturday, meaning they should be available Monday.
On Gordon, who was claimed off of waivers late last week, Carroll said, “He did really well. He was very impressive in terms of picking stuff up, studying overtime. He fit in really well. He’s a really good athlete. You can really tell that he’s got a lot of potential to be a big-time player, so it was fun seeing him on the practice field. He did a nice job.”
Asked if that meant Gordon would play against the 49ers, Carroll said, “You’ve got to wait and see. There’s a good chance.”
Diggs, who was acquired in a trade with Detroit two weeks ago, missed his first two games with Seattle due to a hamstring injury.
“Quandre has made it back to practice, made it through it,” Carroll said. “He has put himself in a position to play this week… He’s had three weeks of preparation and he’s been in on everything,” Carroll said. “He’s been around with all the walk throughs and all that stuff. He studies really well. Football totally makes sense to him. It’s not a mystery at all. He’s ready to play. We will not be restricting him in any way.”
Also expected to play despite not practicing the first two days this week are left tackle Duane Brown and defensive end Jadeveon Clowney, who both practiced Saturday. On Clowney, Carroll said, “He had a couple things. He’s kind of banged up a little bit. A couple different injuries. Just little things.”
Overall, the Seahawks have taken a cautious approach this time of year, particularly with veterans dealing with various minor injuries.
“Look at it today,” Carroll said. “We have two guys that are questionable on the list. Our guys did a great job with the trainers getting back and made it back to practice today. They made all the walk throughs during the week, so we were able to keep them up on stuff. For the most part, it’s guys that have been around and they know their jobs well and we can count on them.”
The Seahawks have not yet decided whether or not to activate Ed Dickson from injured reserve, Carroll said. They have to make that decision by Sunday afternoon if he is going to play Monday.
“You have to wait and see on that one,” Carroll said. “I’m not calling that one yet.”
For the 49ers, Pro-Bowl tight end George Kittle is doubtful due to knee and ankle injuries that kept him out of practice all week. Also doubtful is kicker Robbie Gould, who has a quadriceps injury.
Here are the full injury reports for both teams:
S Lano Hill (elbow, full participation in practice)
G Phil Haynes (ankle, limited participation in practice)
San Francisco 49ers
TE George Kittle (knee/ankle, did not participate in practice)
K Robbie Gould (right quadriceps)
T Mike McGlinchey, (knee, limited participation in practice)
RB Raheem Mostert (knee, limited participation in practice)
T Joe Staley (fibula, limited participation in practice)
CB Ahkello Witherspoon (foot/quadriceps, limited participation in practice)
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