The Seahawks head into Wild Card weekend with one of their shortest injury reports of the season, and the two players listed as questionable on Thursday's report, cornerback Shaquill Griffin and defensive tackle Jarran Reed, are both expected to be available, Seahawks coach Pete Carroll said.
Griffin, who was not on the injury report earlier in the week, showed up on Thursday's report with a hamstring injury, but Carroll said it isn't related to the hamstring injury that caused him to miss four games earlier in the season, and that the starting left cornerback should be ready to go Saturday.
"It's not related (to the previous hamstring injury), it's just a little bit tight," Carroll said. "We just want to give him a day."
Reed, meanwhile, was able to practice Wednesday and Thursday despite an oblique strain that caused him to leave last weekend's game early.
"He practiced today and he did fine," Carroll said. "We kind of managed him as he got through it to make sure that we're doing the right thing, and we feel like he made it through and he's ready to go."
Safety Jamal Adams, who left last week's game with a shoulder injury, did not have a designation on the final injury report, meaning he is good to go.
Carroll also gave an update on rookie defensive end Darrell Taylor, who practiced this week for the first time after spending the entire regular season on the non-football injury list due a leg injury from his senior year at Tennessee. While it would seem highly unlikely that the second-round pick would be activated this weekend after only three practices, Carroll did say it was possible that Taylor could play at some point this postseason if the Seahawks keep playing, and was impressed by what he saw this week.
"He has flashed, obviously. We've seen the quickness," Carroll said. "Today, I'm anxious to see this film because this was the best day for him. We're kind of ramping him up and today he cut it loose a little bit, so I'm anxious to see it, but there's no question that that he belongs out here with these guys."
For the Rams, three players are listed as questionable, most notably starting quarterback Jared Goff, who is less than two weeks removed from thumb surgery on this throwing hand, and who did not play in L.A.'s Week 17 game against Arizona.
- DT Jarran Reed (oblique, limited participation)
- CB Shaquill Griffin (hamstring, did not participate)
Los Angeles Rams
- QB Jared Goff (right thumb, limited participation)
- LB Micah Kiser (knee, limited participation)
- OL David Edward (ankle, limited participation)
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