LAS VEGAS—The Seahawks allowed only one sack in Saturday night's preseason loss to the Las Vegas Raiders, but unfortunately that one sack led to Geno Smith leaving the game with a concussion.
Smith, who started in place of Russell Wilson—the Seahawks rested most of their starters—was hit hard on a cornerback blitz on Seattle's first possession of the game, and he left the game to be evaluated. He quickly returned, but after two more possessions, he had to be removed from the game.
"He got knocked," Seahawks coach Pete Carroll said. "He got hit really hard and was OK, then it just kind of progressed after he went back in, and we had to take him out."
With Smith out, McGough finished the first half and played into the fourth quarter until he was replaced by Sean Mannion.
The only other injury to come out of the game was a knee injury to guard Phil Haynes, but Carroll said the injury was, "nothing serious, so we were very fortunate in that regard."
The Seahawks should see a number of players who were held out with minor injuries return to practice this week and be able to make their preseason debut when Seattle hosts Denver next weekend. Carroll also said on Friday that rookie receiver D'Wayne Eskridge and running back Travis Homer should be ready to come off of the physically unable to perform list this week.
"We should get a real boost this week of guys returning to us," Carroll said.
Pregame photos of the Seahawks warming up to take on the Las Vegas Raiders at Allegiant Stadium.