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Seahawks Activate TE Greg Olsen & DT Bryan Mone Off Injured Reserve

The Seahawks are bringing two players back from injured reserve for Sunday’s game against the Rams. 

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A day after Seahawks tight end Greg Olsen limped off the field during Seattle's Week 11 victory over Arizona, he vowed to make it back before the season ended.

That surprisingly quick comeback became official Saturday when the Seahawks activated Olsen from injured reserve just over a month after he left that Thursday night game with a plantar fascia injury, making him eligible to play in Sunday's game against the Rams.

The Seahawks also activated defensive tackle Bryan Mone, who went on injured reserve last month with an ankle injury. Cornerback Tre Flowers, who like Mone returned to practice this week, was not activated for this weekend's game.

"You're going to see Greg come up and you're going to see Mone come up this week," Carroll said Saturday.

Additionally, receiver Penny Hart was elevated off the practice squad, making him eligible to play Sunday. Hart spent most of the season on the 53-man roster, but was waived earlier this week, then re-signed to the practice squad after clearing waivers. He will revert back to the practice squad on Monday.

No corresponding moves were needed to get Mone and Olsen on the roster, as Seattle had two open spots with Josh Gordon going on the Exempt/Commissioner Permission List earlier this week and with Phil Haynes going on injured reserve on Thursday.

Injury Updates

The Seahawks had only four players with injury designation's on Friday's report: running back DeeJay Dallas, who has been ruled out with an ankle injury, left guard Mike Iupati, who is doubtful with a stinger, and right tackle Brandon Shell (ankle) and safety Damarious Randall (foot) who are listed as questionable.

On Shell, who has missed three of the past four games, Carroll said, "He's got a chance to help us, so we're looking forward to him dressing and being with us."

Carroll saying Shell will dress doesn't necessarily mean he'll start. The Seahawks liked what they got out of Cedric Ogbuehi last week, and it's possible if Shell's ankle is still an issue that he would suit up as an emergency backup option, something Seattle has done with injured offensive linemen in the past.

With Iupati doubtful, Jordan Simmons is likely to start in his place, which would be his fifth start at left guard this season.

"Mike's dealing with stingers he had in the game last week, and we'll wait and see on that one, but it's been bothering him in and out through some of the year, but it was more acute this week. Jordan has done a really nice job. He's a big physical kid, really comfortable playing now, he's played a lot of football for us, so it's not like we have a guy coming in that doesn't have the experience. Jordan can play, he's played against these guys in the past, so we're looking forward to him playing well if that's the way it goes."

Defensive tackle Jarran Reed was not on the final injury report despite missing Wednesday's and Thursday's practice, and did practice Friday.

"He practiced, he's fine," Carroll said. "He had a bruised sternum."

Seattle Seahawks

Out

  • RB DeeJay Dallas (ankle, did not participate)

Doubtful

  • G Mike Iupati (neck, did not participate)

Questionable

  • T Brandon Shell (ankle, limited participation)
  • S Damarious Randall (foot, did not participate)

Los Angeles Rams

Out

  • RB Cam Akers (ankle, did not participate)

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