While the Seahawks have a few key players out for the season, the rest of the roster is in pretty good shape heading into Sunday's game at Jacksonville.
"We're pretty healthy going in," Seahawks coach Pete Carroll said after Friday's practice. "We've got a couple of guys who won't make it, but all in all, we're in darn good shape for this time of year. We're fired up about this opportunity; we think this is a really good football team, and we have to play terrific football to have a chance to do what we want to do here. But this time of year, these kind of challenges are what you need. Guys are jacked up and looking forward to it.
Three players are ruled out for the game: defensive tackle Nazair Jones, guard Oday Aboushi and safety Kam Chancellor. Carroll has already confirmed that Chancellor is out for the remainder of the season due to a neck injury, and he said Friday that Aboushi's shoulder injury will also cause him to miss the rest of the season.
The good news on that front is that is that rookie guard Ethan Pocic, who took over for Aboushi, is fine after showing up on this week's injury report with an ankle injury.
"He's doing really well," Carroll said. "He had a little bit of an ankle he was dealing with, but he'll be fine. He practiced throughout the week and made it through, so we're in good shape."
Several other players, including Bobby Wagner, Jimmy Graham, Earl Thomas and Duane Brown, who were questionable last week but still played against Philadelphia aren't even on the final injury report, indicating improved health for that group.
Only one player, defensive end Dion Jordan, is questionable this week.
"He's questionable going in," Carroll said. "He did practice some this week. We'll take him all the way up to game time."
Carroll also provided updates on two players who won't play this week but are coming back from injuries, cornerback DeShawn Shead, who returned to practice this week, and running back Chris Carson, who is trying to return from injured reserve.
On Shead, Carroll said, "He did really well. He had a good first week. He made it through a lot of stuff, he had a lot of drill work, he got into some team periods, did a little bit of one-on-ones. Very controlled, just the first time out, but he had a very positive first week."
The news isn't quite as positive on Carson, who had a setback in workouts this week.
"Chris had a little bit of a setback in his rehab," Carroll said. "He has been doing great. He had a little bit of an ankle turn, just caught it a little bit, so we've just got to make sure we know what that means as he bounces back from it. We were looking to try to find the time where we could put him back on the practice field—next week, the week after that—we were looking with real optimism, but I don't know if that's going to happen after the little setback. We'll have to see when we get through the weekend. We won't know until like Wednesday or something where that fits."
S Kam Chancellor (neck)
G Oday Aboushi (shoulder)
DT Nazair Jones (ankle)
DE Dion Jordan (neck, limited participation in practice)
WR Allen Hurns (ankle)
CB Jalen Ramsey (hamstring, limited participation in practice)
LB Telvin Smith (concussion, did not participate in practice)
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