The Seahawks went into Sunday's game with one running back, Travis Homer, inactive due to injury, and saw two more backs get injured during the game, with Kenneth Walker III leaving the game with an injury, and with DeeJay Dallas also injuring his ankle, but fighting through the injury to finish the game.
Three days later, Seahawks coach Pete Carroll gave an update on those three, as well as other injuries, but as of Wednesday it was too soon to know who might be available this week when the Seahawks host the Panthers.
"Homer looked good today in the walkthrough, he's going to practice today," Carroll said That's a real positive for us. We won't practice Kenny or DeeJay today."
Carroll said Walker, who didn't sprain his ankle but rather jammed it, is "doing everything he can," to get back this week. "He's rehabbing all day long, every day, doing everything he can do to get right. I don't know that yet."
Asked if Dallas has a chance to play this week, Carroll said, "If you talk to him he does. He was kind of bouncing around today. He didn't take any snaps in walkthrough, but his attitude is exactly what you want. He's determined to get back, so we'll see what happens."
In non-running back news, Carroll said safety Ryan Neal, who left Sunday's game with a swollen knee, was able to take part in Wednesday's walkthrough and "looked OK moving around. We'll take it easy on him though."
With safety depth something of a concern—Josh Jones was placed on injured reserve this week—Carroll said Johnathan Abram would be up to speed enough play this week if needed after joining the team last week.
"He'll be ready if we need him," Carroll said.
Linebacker Jon Rhattigan, who returned to practice last month, is ready to return to action, Carroll said: "Jonny's ready to go. I'm really excited about Jon being back in action. He has looked great."
Snoqualmie Casino players and staff participated in the punt, pass, and kick event at the Virginia Mason Athletic Center on December 4, 2022. In addition, Seahawks Legend Thomas Rawls and Seahawks Dancers were in attendance at the event.