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Pete Carroll on Russell Wilson: "He's Going To Play And We Expect Him To Play Well"

A closer look at Friday's practice report and gameday status designations ahead of the Seahawks' Week 2 game against the Rams in Los Angeles.

Throughout the week of practice all signs have pointed to Russell Wilson playing in Sunday's game against the Los Angeles Rams, and following Friday's workout at Renton's Virginia Mason Athletic Center, Seattle head coach Pete Carroll confirmed Wilson is "going to play and we expect him to play well."

"He made it through everything we asked him to do," Carroll said of Wilson, who sprained his ankle in the team's season-opening win over the Miami Dolphins. "He did fine."

Wilson's mobility was limited after he returned from injury to lead a game-winning drive in Week 1, but after "a lot of hard work and a lot of prayers and tons of ice too," as Wilson put it Thursday, Carroll said the Seahawks quarterback "basically did his normal workout" in preparing for the Rams, and Carroll answered "nope" when asked if Wilson will have any limitations at L.A. Coliseum. 

"I think it was a surprise that he was able to practice on Wednesday and all that," Carroll said of Wilson, who worked in full all three days this week. "But it showed that the severity of it was such that he could manage it and handle it well. So we're very fortunate."

Tight end Jimmy Graham, meanwhile, who saw limited snaps against the Dolphins in what was his first game action since tearing his patellar tendon last November, will be "ready to go" against the Rams, Carroll said.

"He had his best week," Carroll said. "And he's ready to just play in all situations now."

C.J. Prosise and J'Marcus Webb appear to be the only question marks for the Seahawks this week. Prosise, who cracked a bone in his wrist against Miami, was a full participant at practice every day this week but will be a game-time decision.

"We'll wait and see," Carroll said. "He's got something he's wearing on his wrist that we have to take into account. We'll let you know on gameday."

Webb, who got the start at right guard last week for injured rookie offensive lineman Germain Ifedi, was given Friday's practice off to rest an ankle injury and is listed as questionable against the Rams. However, Carroll said Seattle is "counting on" the veteran being ready to play.

"He had a good couple days," Carroll said of Webb. "We rested him today. His ankle is a little bit sore, but he looks like he's already started to come around a little bit to feeling more comfortable and all that. It's been a while since he was featured at guard, but he looked much more comfortable, so hopefully we'll make some progress there."

Speaking of Ifedi, he'll miss a second-straight game - along with rookie tight end Nick Vannett (ankle) - as he continues to recover from what Carroll confirmed was a high-ankle sprain suffered in the week of practice leading up to the regular-season opener. 

"He's making good progress," Carroll said of Ifedi, who's "been through" a setback in the same spot before. "He's really anxious to show something next week. We'll see if he can do it. We really won't know until we get out there and find out how he responds and all."

For Los Angeles, the team will be without receiver Nelson Spruce (knee) and cornerback E.J. Gaines (thigh) on Sunday, while receiver Pharoh Cooper (shoulder) is doubtful. Running back Todd Gurley (rest), cornerback Lemarcus Joyner (foot), and defensive tackle Michael Brockers (thigh) all practiced in full on Friday, but are listed as questionable heading into gameday.

Also of note for the Rams is the fact that Jared Goff, the No. 1 overall pick in the 2016 NFL Draft, will be in uniform as the team's backup quarterback to starter Case Keenum. Goff was inactive as the third quarterback behind Sean Mannion for the Rams' regular-season opener last week against the San Francisco 49ers, but now finds himself the proverbial 'one snap away' from seeing the field.

"There's really no work to be done other than you watch him to make sure we know what he looks like and all that and see if there's anything unusual," Carroll replied when asked if Goff's potential availability affects any of Seattle's defensive game-planning. "But he's a fantastic athlete and thrower and all that, so that's not a surprise. But we don't change anything because of that."

Here's a closer look at the gameday designations for the Seahawks and Rams, as well as the players' practice particiaption level for Friday.

Seattle Seahawks


RB C.J. Prosise (Full Participation, Wrist)

G/T J'Marcus Webb (Did Not Participate, Ankle)


TE Nick Vannett (Did Not Participate, Ankle)

G/T Germain Ifedi (Did Not Participate, Ankle)

Note: QB Russell Wilson (Ankle) and TE Jimmy Graham (Knee) fully participated in practice on Friday

Los Angeles Rams


WR Nelson Spruce (Did Not Participate, Knee)

CB E.J. Gaines (Did Not Participate, Thigh)


WR Pharoh Cooper (Limited Participation, Shoulder)


RB Todd Gurley (Full Participation, Rest)

CB Lemarcus Joyner (Full Participation, Foot)

DT Michael Brockers (Full Participation, Thigh)

The Seahawks held their final practice of Week 2 at Virginia Mason Athletic Center to prepare for their game against the Los Angeles Rams.

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