The Seahawks head to Los Angeles this weekend for an NFC West clash with the Rams, and they'll do so with a couple of key players questionable for Sunday's game.
Receiver Tyler Lockett, safety Jamal Adams and cornerback Tre Brown are all listed as questionable after not practicing Friday, and while Carroll said all have a chance to play Sunday, their status remains up in the air heading into the weekend. Tackle Abraham Lucas, who returned to practice this week but has not yet been activated from injured reserve, is also listed as questionable, though Carroll indicated he will not play.
Receiver Dareke Young, who returned from injured reserve last week, is the only player ruled out, the result of an abdominal injury.
Lockett, who has been on the injury report with a hamstring injury since Week 7, was listed as questionable for two of the past four games, and did not have an injury designation for the other two, but has played in all four games during that time. This week, however, Lockett did not take part in any of the three practices.
"He ran today though, he worked out and did all that with the trainers, but we didn't run him in practice," Carroll said. "He'll run again tomorrow. It's day-to-day right now."
Adams, who returned last month from a torn quadriceps tendon, has been consistently getting time off to rest his knee, and Carroll said, "We're just trying to take care of him and figure it out as we go."
Asked about Lockett and Adams being able to play Sunday, Carroll said, "We would like them to. We'll see what happens."
As for Brown, Carroll said the cornerback jammed his foot in practice on Thursday: "He jammed his foot or something on a play, and it's just sore. He's not injured seriously, but it's a race to get back right now."
Carroll said there is optimism Brown will be able to play, but added, "He's still got to do it. He's got to make sure he's OK."
As for Lucas, Carroll said the right tackle made it through the week OK, but was given the day off Friday to recover from the previous two day's work. Lucas, who has been on injured reserve since leaving the season opener with a knee injury, will ramp up his workload next week.
"He practiced except for today," Carroll said. "He did a nice job. It's on the right track to get him back more seriously next week and see if he's got a shot. He needed to make it through something and we needed to see how he would respond, and we don't have all that information yet. But Wednesday and Thursday he did fine, and came out OK, seemingly, today, but it was just a day to make sure we didn't overload it."
With Lucas not returning this week, the Seahawks have both Stone Forsythe and Jason Peters as options at right tackle—Forsythe has been the starter there but Peters has split time with him throughout the game, and saw more playing time last week—though for Peters to play, the Seahawks will need to make a move by Saturday to add him to the 53-man roster, as he has used up his three available practice squad elevations.
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