On Friday, the Seahawks ruled out four players, including two defensive starters – cornerbacks Shaquill Griffin (concussion/hamstring) and Quinton Dunbar (knee). Center Ethan Pocic (concussion) and defensive tackle Bryan Mone (ankle) were also ruled out for Sunday's game against the Rams, with Mone being moved to injured reserve. The list of unavailable players lengthened when the Seahawks downgraded running backs Chris Carson (foot) and Carlos Hyde (hamstring) from "questionable" to "out" for the third consecutive game.
Earlier this week, both Travis Homer (knee) and DeeJay Dallas (arm/wrist) also appeared on the injury report, but both are active Sunday. To help further assuage depth concerns in the backfield, running back Alex Collins was elevated from the practice squad yesterday.
Defensive end Benson Mayowa was also officially downgraded to "out."
Pocic is the only novel addition to the inactives list this week. After earning the starting center role in training camp, Pocic played 100% of snaps through nine weeks this season. Pocic entered the NFL's concussion protocol after last week's matchup against the Bills, paving the way for Kyle Fuller to step in. Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll confirmed that Fuller, who spent last season on Seattle's practice squad, will fill in at center.
"Kyle is a good athlete," Carroll explained. "He's a real strong, athletic, physical kid. He's played quite a bit of football now in the league, so we've seen him for years. He's ready to go. He's been right there, at the edge of getting in and playing."
Fuller has played in 14 games in his NFL career, nine with Houston in 2017 and two with Washington in 2018. He's played solely on special teams for the Seahawks this season, 12 snaps over the past two games, but Carroll is confident with him up front. "Kyle will be ready to go," he said. "He's going to do a good job for us."
Veteran defensive end Carlos Dunlap II made his debut in a Seahawks uniform last week in Buffalo, recording a sack, five tackles and two quarterback hits in his first game since being traded from Cincinnati.
New introductions to the defensive line continue this week with the addition of defensive tackle Damon "Snacks" Harrison. Harrison signed with Seattle's practice squad in October and has been working towards activation. "He's worked really hard to get ready to go," Carroll noted. "I'm hoping he'll have some success and have some fun playing football again."
Here are the full list of inactives:
- CB Shaquill Griffin
- CB Quinton Dunbar
- C Ethan Pocic
- DE Benson Mayowa
- RB Chris Carson
- RB Carlos Hyde
- TE Colby Parkinson
- RB Raymond Calais
- OL Tremayne Anchrum Jr
- OL Brian Allen
- WR Trishton Jackson
- TE Brycen Hopkins
Seahawks players leave the team hotel and depart for their Week 10 game vs. the Los Angeles Rams.