The Seahawks held a walk-through practice Thursday ahead of Friday night's game against the Kansas City Chiefs, after which two of their top running backs, Thomas Rawls and C.J. Prosise, could be seen going through on-field workouts.
Neither Prosise, who has a groin injury, nor Rawls, who has a sprained ankle, are expected to play in Seattle's third preseason game, but both are close to being back and in fact would have a chance at playing were Friday's game a regular-season contest.
"They're both doing really well and they're both like right there to play," Seahawks coach Pete Carroll said. "Both guys, if we were playing a regular season game, they'd be pushing to play, we'd be pushing them to go ahead with the thought that it's safe, but let's just take another week, that's really how we're doing it. Let's take another week and get them through this weekend, then we know that they'll be better off if we do that.
"Both guys have shown really well in practice, we know what we can do with these guys. We just wish we were getting the continuity of them playing with us, but other than that, we need to get them as healthy as we can get them going into the opener."
Here are the rest of the injury updates shared by Carroll:
- Receiver Tyler Lockett is practicing, but Carroll said the Seahawks are still being cautious bringing him back to game action following last year's broken leg and subsequent surgery: "He has competed in practice throughout this week. He has looked very confident, he has looked fast. I'm still watching him though, I still want to make sure we're taking all the time we have available. There's no reason to rush him. He's a fantastic competitor, he knows what we're doing, he's well-schooled on everything that we're asking him to do. We love the player that he is, so we're going to just continue to make sure we maximize the security and safety for his return.
- Receiver Paul Richardson is expected to play after missing last week's game with a shoulder injury. "He's ready to go," Carroll said. "He had a very good week. He's fine."
- Carroll said linebacker Michael Wilhoite "has had a nagging calf issue. It just hasn't quite gotten right, we're just trying to get him back. He's not ready to go yet. It's very disappointing for Mike. Mike's a really good football player, and in what he has shown, it's been really clear he can help us in a number of ways. We're trying to make sure he's ready to go when we put him out there."
- Linebacker K.J. Wright is expected to play after missing last week's game. Wright had a process knowns as Regenokine performed on his knee to relieve soreness.
- Linebacker D.J. Alexander, meanwhile, went through that same process, but a bit after Wright, and won't play this week, Carroll said: "He went through a process last week, same as K.J. did. He was just a couple days behind him in the cycle of it. He didn't quite make it back this week for this game, but next week we're hoping we can keep him moving forward with a chance for him to show. I really love this kid, he's got a bunch to add to us, particularly in special teams, and we're going to see if we can get him right for the opener."
- Carroll said cornerback DeAndre Elliott has "a concussion issue he's been dealing with."
- Center Joey Hunt (ankle) isn't expected to play, Carroll said: "Joey ran really well just now, and he's close. He could probably play if he had to, but we're going to get him through this weekend and get him back next week."