Skip to main content
Presented by

Injury Updates, A New Quarterback & Other Seahawks Notes From Friday

Injury updates and other news from Pete Carroll’s Friday press conference.


The Seahawks head into Sunday's game against the Washington Commanders with four players listed as questionable, although it sounds like nearly everyone on the roster will be available.

Only guard Anthony Bradford (knee/personal) has been ruled out, while linebacker Jordyn Brooks (hamstring), running back DeeJay Dallas (shoulder), TE Colby Parkinson (biceps) and running back Kenny McIntosh are all listed as questionable. All four practiced fully on Friday and are on track to play Sunday, though in the case of McIntosh, the Seahawks would have to decide to make a move to activate him from injured reserve if he is going to play.

"Kenny is ready to go," Carroll said. "We'll figure out how that's going to work out, we don't know yet."

On Brooks, who has been dealing with a hamstring injury coming out of last week's game, Carroll said, "He did well today. There's a really good chance."

Dallas, meanwhile, is trying to bounce back quickly from a shoulder injury that knocked him out of last weekend's game.

"DeeJay had his first full day today, and he was ripping," Carroll said. "I loved the way he worked today, it looks like he's ready to go."

And on Parkinson, Carroll added, "He did well today. He looks like he's going to be all right."

In addition to McIntosh, the Seahawks could also bring receiver Dareke Young off injured reserve for Sunday's game, though that decision has not yet been made. 

"He had a very good week too," Carroll said. "Every one of these guys are ready to play. He has to make it through tomorrow, we've got to find out how the whole week worked for him, and we won't determine anything yet, but he was impressive. He had a very good season last year for us. We have high expectations for him to be a contributor, particularly on teams, but in other aspects as well. This week he looked like he was full-go."

Brett Rypien Looking Forward To "Great Opportunity" With Seahawks

It's been an eventful couple of weeks for Brett Rypien, who went from starting the Rams' Week 8 game to being waived earlier this week after L.A. signed Carson Wentz to back up Matthew Stafford.

Now, Rypien is back in his home state, having signed with the Seahawks' practice squad on Friday. 

"I got done with the game on Sunday and was hanging out—it was the bye week in L.A.—and obviously they waived me and ended up signing Carson," Rypien said after Friday's practice. "I just felt like this was a great opportunity, I talked to John (Schneider), and made it happen."

Rypien, who had a record-setting career at Spokane's Shadle Park High School before starring at Boise State, said joining the Seahawks is going over well with his family.

"My family is ecstatic," he said. "I have a bunch of family that lives over here too—it's kind of half and half, some are in Seattle and some are in Spokane. It's great to be back in the state of Washington."

Rypien is also close friends with Seahawks quarterback Drew Lock dating back to their time together with the Broncos.

"Drew was in my wedding, I was in his wedding," Rypien said. "We've been close friends for a while. It's great to be back with him."

Both Lock and Russell Wilson, with whom Rypien was teammates in 2022, have told Rypien good things about playing for Seattle. 

"I've heard nothing but good things about this place, and that was verified today," he said. "Just awesome culture and great energy."

Carroll said adding Rypien was, "a chance to get a guy that could potentially help us. He's a very smart kid from what we understand. We have a lot of intel on him, so we'll bring him in and see how he fits."

Seahawks practice at the Virginia Mason Athletic Center in Renton, Wash. on Nov. 9, 2023.

Related Content