Four key pieces of the Seahawks defense were listed a questionable for Monday night’s game against the Vikings, but defensive end Jadeveon Clowney, defensive tackles Jarran Reed and Al Woods, and linebacker Mychal Kendricks are all active.
Seahawks coach Pete Carroll said on Saturday that they were expecting Clowney, Reed and Woods to be available for Monday’s game, but the status of Kendricks was less certain after the starting strongside linebacker had a hamstring injury occur during the week of practice. This game has a little extra meaning for Kendricks because his younger brother, Eric, is a starting linebacker for the Vikings.
Clowney, who earned NFC Defensive Player of the Week honors for his play in Seattle’s Week 10 win over the 49ers, missed last week’s game due to a core muscle injury. Reed and Woods were both dealing with ankle injuries this week that had them limited in Saturday’s practice.
While the news is good on Clowney, Reed, Woods and Kendricks, a fifth player listed as questionable, tight end Luke Willson, is inactive due to a hamstring injury, meaning he’ll miss his second straight games. Also inactive due to injury are fullback Nick Bellore (quadriceps) and cornerback Neiko Thorpe (groin), two of Seattle’s top special teams players, both of whom were listed as doubtful.
For the Vikings, Pro-Bowl receiver Adam Thielen is out due to a hamstring injury.
Here are the inactives for both teams:
WR John Ursua
RB C.J. Prosise
CB Neiko Thorpe
FB Nick Bellore
G Phil Haynes
TE Luke Willson
DE L.J. Collier
WR Adam Thielen
DT Hercules Mata’afa
LB Cameron Smith
G Dru Samia
T Oli Udoh
T Aviante Collins
DT Jalyn Holmes
Pregame photos from the Seattle Seahawks' Monday night matchup against the Minnesota Vikings during Week 13 of the 2019 NFL season at CenturyLink Field.