Not long after Seahawks coach Pete Carroll said that quarterback Russell Wilson and receiver Dee Eskridge would play in Sunday's game against the Packers, the team activated the pair from injured reserve.
To make room on the 53-man roster, tight end Tyler Mabry was waived, and safety Marquise Blair was placed on injured reserve, an expected move after he sustained a season-ending knee injury in last month's game against the Saints.
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Following Friday's practice, Carroll said that Wilson, who has missed the past three games following surgery on his right middle finger, "He had a terrific week, he really did. And you could see him just feel a little bit better as the week went on, but he really didn't hold anything back. He finished great the last couple of days, and he's ready to go."
Eskridge, Seattle's first pick in this year's draft, has been out since suffering a concussion in the season opener, but had a good week of practice and is also ready to return.
"He had a great week," Carroll said. "He did everything to be included in the plan. We can use him as we want to. He really had a great week and looked terrific."
Mabry, who spent last season on Seattle's practice squad, was added to the 53-man roster ahead of the season opener, providing needed depth there, first with Colby Parkinson on injured reserve, then later with Gerald Everett missing two games on the COVID-19 list. But with Everett, Parkinson and Will Dissly now all healthy and available, Mabry has been inactive for two of the past three games.
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