The Seahawks' biggest injury concern heading into their Week 2 game against the Rams centered around Russell Wilson, who sprained his ankle in Seattle's season-opening win over the Miami Dolphins. Wilson ended up playing 100 percent of the team's offensive snaps in Sunday's 9-3 loss at Los Angeles, and a day after the defeat head coach Pete Carroll said the Seahawks quarterback "came out well and he feels pretty good."
“He did really well," Carroll said during his Monday afternoon press conference at Virgina Mason Athletic Center. "I thought he did really well. He was able to carry out the plan. He ran a couple times, got out of trouble, got hit a couple times too and bounced back up. I thought he did great.”
Unfortunately, the Seahawks didn't come away from Southern California completely unscathed, as receivers Doug Baldwin and Tyler Lockett (knee) and running back Thomas Rawls (leg) all suffered setbacks against the Rams that Carroll said he'll have more information on later in the week as the team returns to practice.
"We’ve got some guys a little bit banged up," Carroll said. "We’ve got to see how that goes. I don’t have a lot of good information for you yet. We’ll know Wednesday, Thursday how things go."
Here are a few more personnel updates from the Seahawks head coach:
- Tight end Jimmy Graham went from playing 21 percent of Seattle's snaps in Week 1 to 82 percent in Week 2, a "significant" sign, Carroll said, for Graham, who's coming off of offseason knee surgery. "Jimmy played a lot of plays yesterday, which was good. Not quite as many targets as I know everybody would like to see, but he did really well when the ball was thrown to him and had some nice plays blocking and he got a lot of play time. He’s really, really in a grove to go and that was significant that he was able to do that, so that’s a good deal for us.”
- Carroll said the club would "love" to get rookie offensive lineman Germain Ifedi and tight end Nick Vannett back in the mix, noting the pair has been "real active in their rehab" from ankle injuries before adding "not quite sure if they're ready yet." "Right now they’re doing a lot of stuff," Carroll said. "We need to see if they’re safe to go. We’ll find out.”
- Carroll later said that Ifedi is "really close to getting back" from the ankle injury he suffered in practice heading into Week 1 and that the Seahawks will see how Ifedi does as he returns to flat-ground running this week. "He looks to be like a tremendous factor for us," Carroll said. "We were really excited about him. So when he comes back out I wouldn’t be surprised if you see a little bit of a difference because he was that impacting all throughout camp and in the preseason."
- Rookie running back C.J. Prosise was inactive at Los Angeles a week after cracking a bone in his hand during the team's regular-season opener. "We have to get that through the first couple weeks and see where he’s coming out," Carroll said. "He wasn’t able to go then and we’ll see what happens this week. It’s a guy we really want to see get back out there. We’re anxious to get him to be part of the offense.”
- Carroll said rookie defensive tackle Quinton Jefferson was "a little bit hampered" against the Rams as he saw just five total snaps, two on defense and three on speical teams, while "playing with a cast" on his hand.
The Seahawks fall 9-3 in their first road game of the 2016 season against the Los Angeles Rams.