The Seahawks wrapped up their practice week Friday before heading to Philadelphia for a Week 12 game against the Eagles, and Seahawks coach Pete Carroll noticed the effect of the bye week on his team during the week of work.
"You could really tell that they got a boost," Carroll said. "You could see the fresh-leg effect. Guys looked really quick, and it was a really spirited week, they were feeling good, and we got guys through it. So everything worked out just fine."
One player who wasn't on the field Friday, however, was defensive end Jadeveon Clowney, who did not practice all week, and was away getting treatment for a hip injury. Carroll said Clowney will join the team in Philadelphia and will be a game-day decision.
"He's questionable at this point with a sore hip," Carroll said. "He had a little off-campus treatment today, so we'll see how he is on gameday."
Clowney, who earned NFC Defensive Player of the Week honors for his Week 10 performance against the 49ers, sustained the injury in that game, Carroll said.
"(He) came out of the game with a little something," Carroll said. "We're just checking him and making sure he's OK."
Carroll said Clowney will work out prior to the game to determine his availability: "We've got to make sure he's OK."
On a vey positive injury note, Tyler Lockett is ready to go despite a leg contusion that caused him to spend two nights in the hospital following the win over the 49ers.
"He did well, practiced yesterday and today, he's ready to go," Carroll said.
Carroll added that the bye likely kept Lockett from having to miss a game: "I don't know if he'd have made it now if we had played last week, that would have been hard to see that happen. But he's ready to go now. He's fine."
Tight end Luke Willson, who hurt his hamstring against the 49ers, is listed as doubtful after not practicing all week, but Carroll is still holding out some hope for a player who has proven to be a very fast healer during his career.
"We've got Luke listed as officially doubtful, I have him as probable-doubtful," Carroll said. "I don't know that that's an official category, but I just can't go with the doubtful thing in my mind. We've got to say something, so we're calling him probable-doubtful on my list, and we'll see what happens."
Carroll also provided more clarity on the decision to place tight end Ed Dickson on injured reserve just two days after activating him from IR.
"We stepped up his work in the first couple of days, knowing we were earnestly working to get ready, and he's just not ready," Carroll said. "That's unfortunate, I feel bad for him and all, but it's just the right thing to do. He's not ready to play yet. He was ready to get back to practice, we did that, but when we pushed it up, you could tell."
Dickson going to IR and Willson's injury means Jake Hollister is likely to have a big role for the third straight week after catching three touchdown passes in the last two games, both of which saw Willson's playing time limited by injuries.
"I'm really fired up about Jake," Carroll said of Hollister, who started the year on the practice squad. "Really, Jake needed a chance to show. He has always been with us been a tremendous worker. He's fast, he has really good speed for the tight end spot, and his natural ability just has come through. So we're thrilled that he's making the plays he's making and we're using him as we are. He's still participating on special teams as well, so he's really doing a great job. I'm really fired up about it."
Among the notable injury news for the Eagles, Pro-Bowl right tackle Lane Johnson has been ruled out due to a concussion. That means rookie Andre Dillard, a first-round pick out of Washington State and a Woodinville High School grad, will start at right tackle for the Eagles.
Three of Philadelphia's top offensive weapons, running back Jordan Howard and receivers Alshon Jeffery and Nelson Agholor, are questionable.
Here are the injury reports for both teams:
TE Luke Willson (hamstring, did not participate in practice)
DE Jadeveon Clowney (knee/hip, did not participate in practice)
CB Neiko Thorpe (groin, did not participate in practice)
T Lane Johnson (concussion, did not participate in practice)
S Rudy Ford (abdomen, did not participate in practice)
WR Nelson Agholor (knee, did not participate in practice)
WR Alshon Jeffery (ankle, limited participation)
RB Jordan Howard (shoulder, limited participation)
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