The Seahawks host the Jets on Sunday, a game both teams need to stay in the playoff hunt, and they're hoping to have Tyler Lockett back less than two weeks after the receiver had surgery on his fractured hand.
Lockett is listed as questionable on the injury report, but he was a full participant in practice Friday after being limited on Thursday.
"He did well," Seahawks coach Pete Carroll said. "He's still questionable on the chart, but he did quite well… There was no indication of anything bothering him catching the ball. Right from the first time he came out here."
Asked what Lockett needs to show to play on Sunday, Carroll added, "I want to see how he feels after the work today, because he worked again today in practice, took a full day's practice and did all that. So we'll just check with him, make sure he's OK."
Lockett, who broke a bone in his hand late in Seattle' Week 15 game against the 49ers, said he hasn't noticed any issues catching passes this week.
"I feel like it's just been the same," he said. "Obviously I got surgery, but the athletic trainers did a good job padding me up and stuff like that to where I can still go out there and play the way I've been playing… I feel the same. If I'm out there and I'm playing, I'm not about to use this as an excuse."
Lockett made it clear he wants to play, but acknowledged that the decision isn't his alone.
"It's their decision," he said. "Sometimes you've got to have people protect you from yourself. They've got to find the best way, if I am able to play, to take care of my hand and make sure my hand is good for them, because I don't really care as much…We're only guaranteed two games. I can sit at home in the offseason and get my hand right."
Lockett, who before last week hadn't missed a game due to injury since he broke his leg late in the 2016 season, initially did not want to have surgery, but went forward with a procedure to have a plate and 10 screws put into his hand when he was told it would help him make a faster return.
"I didn't want to get surgery again. I kind of made that decision in my head, so when they told me I had to get it, I was like, 'No,'" he said. "Then they told me if I waited it could probably heal on its own, but it'll take some time, but if I get surgery, they said there's a chance you could come back maybe against the Jets, I was like, 'All right, let's go ahead and do that. I'll do whatever I can to try to come back and play.'"
As for other Seahawks injuries, Marquise Goodwin is listed as doubtful due to shoulder and wrist injuries while five other players are listed as questionable in addition to Lockett: nose tackle Al Woods (Achilles), safety Ryan Neal (knee), right tackle Abraham Lucas (knee), running back Kenneth Walker III (ankle) and running back Travis Homer (ankle).
Carroll said Goodwin has an SC joint sprain in his shoulder as well as a wrist injury, which explained him wearing a sling while watching practice.
Walker, who has played through his ankle injury the past two games, is expected to play.
"He's going to have fresh legs," Carroll said. "We want to make sure we took care of some guys and we did today. We want to be fast on Sunday, so we looked after a couple of guys today."
Woods, who has missed the past two games, was a full participant on Friday, and has a chance to play as long as he comes out of today's work feeling good.
"Al made it through practice today, and we'll check in with him and see how he is tomorrow, again, same thing with guys that are coming back," Carroll said. "But he looked pretty good."
Neal, who missed last week's game, did not practice all week, but will be a game-day decision, Carroll said.
Lucas, who left last week's game with a knee issue, will also be a game-day decision.
"Abe's questionable going in," Carroll said. "It's his patellar tendon irritation he's got that has bothered him. We've got to wait and see."
Homer, who left last week's game with a high ankle sprain, will work Sunday to determine his status.
"We've got to wait and see how he does," Carroll said. "We'll take a look at him on Sunday and see where he is, but he's got a legitimate ankle sprain that showed up. We know those have kind of a course of their own. He's had the injury before, so that usually helps guys get back. He's hoping around and doing some things; he's not unable to move, so we'll see what happens."
On Will Dissly, who was placed on injured reserve this week with a knee injury, Carroll said they don't yet know if the tight end will need surgery: "We're not going to know for a while. We're hoping not and thinking not, but we've got to wait and see."
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