The Seahawks aren't going to know the status of their top two receivers until they warm up prior to Sunday's game against the New York Giants.
Seahawks coach Pete Carroll said Friday that Tyler Lockett and DK Metcalf will both be game-day decisions with the NFC West-leading Seahawks host the 6-1 Giants.
Metcalf, who left last week's game with a knee injury, returned to the practice field Friday after missing the previous two days, and was a limited participant.
Lockett was officially listed as limited, but was limited to the point that Carroll described it as "Tyler was quiet today. We held him back a little bit."
Lockett was questionable last week with a hamstring injury but was able to play, but the new issue is what Carroll called, "a little bit of an oblique kind of something going on that he felt yesterday for the first time."
Whether or not Metcalf is able to play Sunday, Carroll was encouraged to see Metcalf on the practice field Friday.
"He ran around today and did some stuff and looked pretty good," Carroll said. "Just based on kind of the initial reaction to what happened and all that, we wouldn't have thought that possible. He was out there doing some stuff, so it was a good positive step today."
Carroll said pretty much everyone listed as questionable will be a gameday decision, a list that includes outside linebacker Darrell Taylor (groin), defensive end Poona Ford (ankle), guard Gabe Jackson (hip/knee) and guard Phil Haynes (concussion).
On Taylor, who has a sack/forced fumble in each of the past two games, Carroll said, "He got some work today, so he's working his way back in. We'll see how he is all the way until Sunday."
Asked about Ford, Carroll said, "Same with him, he got back in there and was able to do some stuff. All of those guys that you're asking are really kind of in the same vein that we have to wait and see how they do, how they respond to the work today and all that, and we really won't know until Sunday. We don't need to know until Sunday."
The Seahawks will be without linebacker and special teams captain Nick Bellore due to a concussion suffered in last week's game. Helping mitigate that loss is the expected return of Travis Homer, who has missed the last four games while on injured reserve with a rib injury. A roster move will have to be made Saturday to get Homer onto the 53-man roster, but Carroll said that is the plan.
"Fortunately T-Homer is coming back, and he has been just a centerpiece of our special teams for a long time," Carroll said. "It's a big boost to get him back. They play a little bit different roles, but we've been able to move some stuff around so we can get those guys to play and fortunately not just have a big spot there that we can't fill. Getting Homer back helps a bunch. We always miss Nick, he's a great player for us and a leader and all of that, but he's not going to make it this time."
Carroll also gave a positive update on cornerback Tre Brown, who returned to practice this week for the first time since suffering a season-ending injury last November.
"As he comes back—he was out there getting regular reps, so he had a good week of work—he'll just start making his bid to compete to get some playing time, which just makes us better," Carroll said. "I'm really happy for him, it's been a long haul for him."
LB Nick Bellore (concussion, did not participate)
WR Penny Hart (hamstring, did not participate)
WR Tyler Lockett (hamstring/ribs, limited participation)
CB Sidney Jones IV (groin, full participation)
WR DK Metcalf (knee, limited participation)
OLB Darrell Taylor (groin, limited participation)
G Gabe Jackson (hip/knee, limited participation)
DE Poona Ford (ankle, limited participation)
G Phil Haynes (concussion, full participation)
New York Giants
TE Daniel Bellinger (eye, did not participate)
OL Ben Bredeson (knee, did not participate)
DB Cor'Dale Flott (calf, did not participate)
WR Kenny Golladay (knee, did not participate)
OL Evan Neal (knee, did not participate)
LB Oshane Ximines (quadricep, did not participate)
OL Tyre Phillips (toe, limited participation)
DB Jason Pinnock (foot, limited participation)
DL Leonard Williams (elbow, limited participation)
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