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Injury Updates From Coach Pete Carroll Ahead Of Seahawks Preseason Opener vs Denver Broncos

Pete Carroll provides personnel updates before Friday night's preseason opener.

The Seahawks held a walk-through practice on Thursday morning at Renton's Virginia Mason Athletic Center in preparation for Friday night's preseason opener against the Denver Broncos. After the short workout, Seattle head coach Pete Carroll met with the media and provided a few personnel updates ahead of tomorrow's matchup at CenturyLink Field.

  • Kevin Pierre-Louis has a shoulder strain which looks like it might keep him out of Friday's game. Carroll said the setback is to the opposite shoulder that landed him on injured reserve last season. "He's had a fantastic camp. He's just been one of the highlight players out here. But he does have a little bit of a lack of strength in a couple directions in his shoulder, so we're going to take care of him."
  • Derrick Coleman is "really close" to returning to action and could see snaps in tomorrow's game. Coleman, who's fighting Will Tukuafu for the starting job at fullback, has practiced full speed the past two days after battling a hamstring injury.
  • Cornerbacks Richard Sherman (hip) and Will Blackmon (groin) are also battling injury. Carroll described Sherman's setback as "little" and Blackmon's as "slight," so erring on the side of caution seems likely heading into Friday's game.
  • Carroll said linebacker Bruce Irvin is good to go after sitting out the end of yesterday's practice with an undisclosed injury.
  • Jesse Williams, who had a kidney removed less than three months ago following a cancer diagnosis, will play against the Broncos. Carroll said his snaps will be monitored, but "he'll be out there battling."
  • Tight end Anthony McCoy, who's missed the past two seasons with Achilles injuries, had problems with the heat early on in training camp but has "bounced back and is raring to go" according to Carroll. "He looked great in practice yesterday. He's feeling good. It's been a long haul for him. He's overcome a tremendous amount of setbacks to get to this point. I'm really excited he gets a chance to play football again. ... He'll get significant play time."

Kickoff for tomorrow's exhibition is set for 7 p.m. PT with live coverage on Q13 FOX (channel 13 in Seattle), NFL Network, and online using NFL Gamepass.

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