The Seahawks head to Arizona for a must-win game against the Cardinals, and they should be getting back a key piece of their defense for their regular-season finale.
Linebacker Jordyn Brooks, who missed last week's game due to an ankle injury, is listed as questionable for the game, but he was a full participant in Friday's practice and is expected to play.
"He practiced well today," Seahawks coach Pete Carroll said. "Wednesday and Friday we took him out there, and he did fine."
Carroll was later asked if Brooks should be able to play and said, "He's playing, yeah."
Also listed as questionable on defense is nose tackle Jarran Reed, who will be a game-day decision.
"It's going to be all the way up to game time," Carroll said. "He couldn't go today, so we're going to wait it out. He got a nasty shot on his knee, it's a big bruise and it's hampering him some, so we'll see if we can get something done by gameday."
Jason Peters is listed as questionable, but Carroll indicated that it will be tough for the veteran tackle, who missed last week's game with a foot injury, to make it back.
"He's not making it around very well," Carroll said. "It's going to be if something happens maybe he could get back up. We're going to have to wait a couple more days. We'll just take every day as we're going here. It's unfortunate that he hasn't been able to finish better than this. We really like the guy and he's been a real positive factor, but it's going to be hard for him to get in there."
Starting right tackle Abraham Lucas, who left last week's game with a knee injury, is one of four players to be ruled out along with defensive end Mario Edwards Jr. (knee), guard Phil Haynes (toe) and running back Kenny McIntosh (thumb). With Lucas out and Peters unlikely to play, Stone Forsythe is the likely starter at right tackle.
McIntosh, Carroll explained, is out because of a thumb injury suffered in practice.
"He stumbled on the turf and caught his thumb going to the ground, and it hit pretty hard and just caught it in a really nasty way," Carroll said.
Two players who were dealing with injuries, running back Kenneth Walker III (shoulder) and center Evan Brown (concussion) did not have game statuses listed, meaning they're ready to go.
Walker, who has been dealing with a shoulder injury in recent weeks, had a "very good week," Carroll said. "This is the best week he's had in probably three weeks. He's played well in the games, but it was great to see him really be able to scoot. He looks quick and ready and he'll be well prepared for this week."
Brown, who left last week's game with a concussion, was able to practice fully the past two days.
"He made it through the protocol and was able to go," Carroll said.
Seahawks practice at the Virginia Mason Athletic Center in Renton, Wash. on Jan. 4, 2024.