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Monday Practice Report: Short Week Begins With Walk-Thru For Seahawks and Cardinals

A closer look at Monday's practice report for the Seahawks and Arizona Cardinals, plus a few more injury updates from Seattle head coach Pete Carroll.

The Seahawks, who are scheduled to hold a walk-thru practice Monday evening at Renton's Virginia Mason Athletic Center, and the Cardinals, Seattle's Week 9 opponent which held a walk-thru earlier Monday, released practice reports Monday afternoon ahead of their Thursday night game in the Arizona desert.

Given the short week and walk-thru workload, practice participation was listed as an estimate for both sides, but during his Monday afternoon press conference, Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll offered a bit more injury information than the week's initial report had to provide.

Carroll said there's nothing new to add on the status of Earl Thomas (hamstring), who missed this past weekend's game against the Washington Redskins. Carroll said an update on the free safety's game status likely won't come until Wednesday or Thursday of this week.

Carroll has already ruled out Tre Madden for Thursday's game at Arizona. The Seahawks fullback suffered a calf injury in the team's loss to Washington that Carroll labeled "a pretty serious injury" on Monday. Defensive end Marcus Smith (concussion), meanwhile, left Sunday's game with a head injury and did not return. Carroll said Smith stayed home from Monday's work at team headquarters and is currently in the concussion protocol.

"He had a real shot that he took," Carroll said of the collision that took Smith out of yesterday's contest. "And so he might be a little bit."

Linebacker D.J. Alexander suffered an ankle injury in Sunday's game and looks to be a game-day decision this week.

"He felt pretty good today, but we won't know," Carroll said. "It's just such a quick week, it's hard to know what's going to happen in this week. So this is really a challenge for these guys that normally would have a full week to get back and it's hard to predict what's going to happen. So we just have to wait, really. It'll go all the way to gameday I think for D.J."

In a bit of positive news on the injury front, Carroll said Seahawks linebacker Bobby Wagner, who missed two days of practice last week with a hamstring setback, came out of this past weekend's game feeling better than he did going in. Wagner was not listed on Seattle's injury report Monday.

"Surprisingly, he felt better after the game than before, so I think he's real encouraged that the week went well and everything worked out just right and he made it through the game and he's ready to go again," Carroll said of Wagner.

Finally, Carroll said defensive end Dion Jordan has "a chance" to contribute this week. Jordan started the season on the team's non-football injury list and recently returned to the practice field.

"He's still rusty and all and there's no way he can't be — when he plays for the first time it'll be like his first preseason game in two years — but he's well equipped," said Carroll. "He's a big, strong, fast kid and dying to play and all that, so if this is the time we can get him back out there we'll start the process of returning him to ball. He's got a chance this week."

Here's a look at Monday's practice report for the Seahawks and Cardinals. Again, practice participation listed is as an estimation of participation had the two teams held a full workout:

Seattle Seahawks

Did Not Participate in Practice

G Luke Joeckel (Knee)

FB Tre Madden (Calf)

DE Marcus Smith (Concussion)

WR Tyler Lockett (Shoulder)

TE Jimmy Graham (Ankle)

RB Eddie Lacy (Groin)

LB D.J. Alexander (Ankle)

CB Richard Sherman (Achilles)

S Earl Thomas (Hamstring)

G Oday Aboushi (Shoulder)

T Germain Ifedi (Finger)

CB Jeremy Lane (Thigh)

DE Michael Bennett (Heel)

Limited Participation in Practice

DT Sheldon Richardson (Oblique)

Full Participation in Practice

RB C.J. Prosise (Ankle)

Arizona Cardinals

Limited Participation in Practice

S Budda Baker (Ankle)

LB Karlos Dansby (Finger/Hamstring)

S Rudy Ford (Foot)

WR Brittan Golden (Groin)

DL Frostee Rucker (Shin)

WR Chad Williams (Back)

Full Participation in Practice

RB Andre Ellington (Quadriceps)

Head to the Seahawks' sideline for an up-close-and-personal look at players and coaches during Seattle's game against the Washington Redskins.  

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