The Seahawks expected to be without starting linebacker K.J. Wright, who was listed as doubtful with a knee injury, but they’ll also be missing another important part of their defense when they host the Green Bay Packers Thursday night. Dion Jordan, who is coming off of his best game of the year, is inactive due to a knee injury. Jordan, who had five tackles and half a sack last week, was listed as questionable on Friday.
“It’s just wear and tear from last week’s game,” Seahawks coach Pete Carroll said of Jordan on Wednesday. “He played really hard and really well last week, and we just wanted to make sure and take care of him and there’s a lot of games left. We’ve got to make some good decisions to make sure we’re handling him well and taking care of his knee.”
Also being held out after being listed as questionable are safety Delano Hill (quadriceps) and cornerback Neiko Thorpe. Safety Maurice Alexander, who was also listed as questionable with an elbow injury is active.
Defensive tackle Nazair Jones, who has been inactive for four of the past five games, is active this week, while rookie defensive tackle Poona Ford is inactive. With running back Chris Carson back this week, C.J. Prosise is inactive.
Also active, as expected, are guard D.J. Fluker, who was held out of last week’s game with a calf injury, and safety Bradley McDougald, who has been battling a knee injury, but who took a turn for the better this week, Carroll said.
“Bradley feels great,” Carroll said. “What we did a week ago in working him in his rehab, it really took and he had made a big jump and he’s feeling really positive about that. He’s been a very special player for us this year, and he’s been a little bit hampered the last couple weeks so it’s great to have him back. I think he’s full-go and we’re counting on that.”
Green Bay’s inactive list includes four players who were ruled out on Wednesday: safety Kentrell Brice (ankle), receiver Randall Cobb (hamstring), cornerback Kevin King (hamstring) and linebacker Nick Perry (knee).
Here are the inactives for both teams:
RB C.J. Prosise
CB Neiko Thorpe
SS Delano Hill
LB K.J. Wright
C/G Ethan Pocic
DE Dion Jordan
DT Poona Ford
Green Bay Packers
S Kentrell Brice
WR Randall Cobb
CB Kevin King
LB Nick Perry
QB Tim Boyle
G Lucas Patrick
T/G Alex Light
2018 Week 11: Seahawks vs Packers Pregame
Pregame photos from the Seattle Seahawks game against the Green Bay Packers on Thursday Night Football during Week 11 of the 2018 NFL season at CenturyLink Field.