The Seahawks are back to work preparing for their final game of the regular season, and they will be hoping to have one of their top defensive players back when they face the Cardinals in Arizona.
Linebacker Jordyn Brooks, who missed Sunday's game against the Steelers due to an ankle injury, went through Wednesday's walkthrough, and was moving well, Pete Carroll said.
"He went through the walkthrough and looked pretty good running around," said Carroll.
The news was also encouraging on running back Kenneth Walker III, who played through a shoulder injury last week that had him listed as questionable on the injury report heading into the game.
"He looked very good today," Carroll said. "He looked much better than he did Wednesday of last week in this walkthrough here, he was flying around pretty good, so that's a really good sign."
The Seahawks have a couple of injury concerns on their offensive line, having lost two starters to injury in Sunday's game, center Evan Brown (concussion) and right tackle Abraham Lucas (knee).
With concussions, it always comes down to how a player gets through the concussion protocol throughout the week, but Carroll said there are good early signs on Brown.
"He got through the walkthrough," Carroll said. "He got released to do that, so that's a really good sign that he can progress through the week. He won't get practice reps today, but I think this allows him to get them tomorrow, so if everything continues to progress, we're in pretty good shape."
If Brown doesn't get cleared, it would mean a start for rookie Olu Oluwatimi, who Carroll said, "held up his end" filling in for Brown.
"We've got a really good 1-2 punch right there," Carroll said. "He did a nice job in the game."
As for Lucas, Carroll said it will be a challenge for Lucas to get back for this weekend's game. Lucas initially injured his knee in Seattle's season opener and went on injured reserve, then returned to play in the last five games.
"Abe's knee is really bothering him," Carroll said. "It's going to be hard for him. We don't have any designations on it yet, but he just couldn't find the power. He just got worn down a little bit in the time he's played over the last month, and he couldn't find it in this game, so we had to get him out of there."
Also unlikely to make it back this week is tackle Jason Peters, who missed last week's game with a foot injury.
"I don't think he's going to be able to make it back either," Carroll said. "He won't be able to practice today."
The Seahawks could be getting offensive line reinforcements as soon as this week with Phil Haynes returning to practice after missing the last five games on injured reserve.
"Phil's going to practice today and get some work, and we'll see what happens," Carroll said. "It's his first week back. He's done a lot of work with the trainers and strength and conditioning, but we've got to see how he does. But it's positive, I know he's very upbeat about wanting to be part of this week."
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