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Jimmy Graham "Did Really Well" Friday And Other Seahawks Injury Updates From Pete Carroll

Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll shares final personnel updates as he team readies for Sunday's road game against the Titans.

Seahawks coach Pete Carroll met with the media before his team left for Tennessee Friday, and provided updates on his team's injured players, including tight end Jimmy Graham, who is on track to play Sunday after dealing with an injury ankle sustained in last week's win over the San Francisco 49ers.

"He did really well today," Carroll said. "He made it through the whole practice and did everything. He practiced full. He'll be all right."

Linebacker D.J. Alexander, meanwhile, will be a game-day decision due to a hamstring injury that popped up this week in practice.

"He just felt his hamstring," Carroll said. "He got real sore, so we just have to take care of him and see how he goes. We'll see all the way until Sunday."

With Alexander questionable and Neiko Thorpe ruled out with an ankle injury, the Seahawks could be down two of their best special teams players, meaning others will need to step up.

"Those are two really highlighted guys for us and it makes a difference," Carroll said. "So other guys are going to have to step in and fill in for them. That's exactly what it calls for."

On replacing Thorpe's many special teams roles, Carroll said, "He has been such a big factor that we moved some guys around to get that done. It's more than one guy."

Richard Sherman, who played last week but was listed as questionable with a hamstring injury, was given a day off Friday, but is good to go.

"He's fine," Carroll said. "He came out of the game fine, surprised us all. He had two really good days, and we gave him a break today, but he's ready to go."

Also good to go is Paul Richardson, who dislocated a finger last week, only to return to the game to make the game-winning touchdown catch: "He's fine. He practiced all week. We took care of it, but he was able to practice all week."

Carroll also provided updates on a pair of players coming back from longer-term injuries: DeShawn Shead, who is on the physically unable to perform list with a knee injury, and Dion Jordan, who is on the non-football injury list, also with a knee injury. Neither player is eligible to return until six weeks into the season, but both are making good progress, Carroll said.

"DeShawn has done an incredible job of coming back," Carroll said. "You guys know him, his mentality is extraordinary. His drive to continue to press and push and to max out the process is there. He's running really fast right now, he is doing everything he can do, and it's just a matter of time before he'll be back and rolling, but he has done a great job."

On Jordan, Carroll said, "I happened to watch him workout today. He looked really good today. So we'll see how that goes. It was very encouraging to see Dion look as quick as he does—he's 275 pounds. He needs to get in shape again because he hasn't been able to work hard at his conditioning, but just physically being able to do the movements and things, I was fired up for him and really excited for him, because it has been a long haul for him getting back."

Here are the injury reports for both teams:

Seattle Seahawks


CB Neiko Thorpe (ankle)


TE Jimmy Graham (ankle, full participation)

LB Terence Garvin (shoulder, full participation)

LB D.J. Alexander (hamstring, did not participate)

Tennessee Titans


S Johnathan Cyprien (hamstring)

WR Corey Davis (hamstring)


RB DeMarco Murray (hamstring, limited)

The Seahawks and Titans face off on Sunday, Dec. 24, 2023. Kickoff is set for 10 a.m. PT. Take a look back through history at the Seahawks' matchups against the Titans.

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