After missing the past eight games on injured reserve, Seahawks right tackle Abraham Lucas has been designated to return to practice.
The move is an expected one, with Seahawks coach Pete Carroll saying last week that Lucas should be back on the practice field ahead of Seattle's Week 11 game in Los Angeles. Lucas, who left the season opener with a knee injury, will practice this week but it's too soon to know if he can play as soon as this week's game against the Rams.
"We're going to see," Carroll said Monday when asked about the possibility of Lucas playing this weekend. 'We're going to see what he does, what he looks like and how he feels about it and how he responds to the workload of the actual football stuff. He has a chance, he could. We'll see what happens."
In Lucas' absence, the Seahawks have started Jake Curhan and most recently Stone Forsythe at right tackle, with Jason Peters also seeing time at that spot in the past three games, rotating with Forsythe.
Lucas, a 2022 third-round pick who started 16 of 17 games as a rookie, currently does not count towards the Seahawks' 53-man roster limit, but a move would have to be made to add him to the roster in order for him to play in a game. Players returning from injured reserve can practice for up to 21 days without being added to the roster, at which point the team has to either make a move to put them on the roster, or leave them on injured reserve for the remainder of the season.
Take a look at offensive tackle Abraham Lucas during his time at Washington State University. Lucas was selected by the Seattle Seahawks in the 3rd round, No. 72 overall, in the 2022 NFL Draft.