The Seahawks went into their Week 5 bye hoping to take full advantage of the early-season time off in order to get several players healthy, and following a 'Bonus Monday' workout at Renton's Virginia Mason Athletic Center that saw "a lot of guys" practice, Pete Carroll said players returned in good spirits ready to prepare for the Atlanta Falcons.
Here's a few personnel updates from the Seatle head coach:
- Quarterback Russell Wilson, who sustained ankle and knee sprains through the first quarter of the regular season but still managed to throw for 300-plus yards and three touchdowns in the Seahawks' last outing, a 27-17 win over the New York Jets, “looked fine today," Carroll said. "He looked normal.” Carroll added that Wilson is still "treating" the ankle sprain he suffered in Week 1, "but he feels really good about it."
- Receiver Tyler Lockett, who played through a knee sprain the past two games, "feels a lot better" after the bye, Carroll said. "He’s still got to get the work done and get out there and see if he can put together a great week," Carroll said of the second-year wideout. "I know he’s really anxious to do that. It felt like we held him back a little bit last week for good reasons, we wanted to bag another week on him. We’ll see how he does this week.”
- Carroll said rookie defensive tackle Jarran Reed (hip), who missed Seattle's Week 4 win at New York, ran on Monday and will practice Wednesday. "We expect that he’ll make it back," Carroll said.
- Carroll said running back Thomas Rawls (fibula), who has missed Seattle's past two games, is "just progressing" and "everything's going fine."
- Rookie running back C.J. Prosise (wrist), who has been active for just one game this season while wearing a cast on his hand, "has a test" Monday, Carroll said. "We’ll find out more. We won’t know any more today than we did, but he’s really nearing the end [of the injury] and we’re hoping for a good report that everything’s going right and then at that point he’s just a week or two away before he’s really out of the cast and ready to go.”
- Veteran linebacker Mike Morgan and rookie defensive tackle Quinton Jefferson each underwent successful surgery over the bye week, Carroll said. Morgan, who was placed on injured reserve one week ago, was dealing with a sports hernia, while Jefferson had surgery on his hand. "Everything went great," Carroll said. "Everything went as scheduled and both guys are on the mend. Quinton will be back out here practicing I think after another week and then Michael it’s going to take him a while.”
The Seahawks returned to Virginia Mason Athletic Center following their bye week for a 'bonus' practice on Monday.