The Seahawks saw several key personnel return to the practice field to open Week 3 of the regular season, with linebacker Bobby Wagner (groin), offensive guard D.J. Fluker (hamstring), cornerback Tre Flowers (hamstring), and safety Delano Hill (hamstring) all returning to full participation Wednesday. Wagner, Flowers, and Hill missed this past weekend's game against the Chicago Bears to injury, while Fluker's injury has kept him from competing in Seattle's first two contests.
Speaking to the media before Wednesday's workout at Virginia Mason Athletic Center, Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll said players like Wagner, Fluker, and Flowers have a good chance to play in Seattle's 2018 home-opener this Sunday against the Dallas Cowboys so long as the group responds well to the week of practice.
"All these guys that are coming back always have to make it, endure the practice and come on back the next couple days," Carroll cautioned. "We'll see how that goes, but we have a real good thought that they're going to be fine."
Starting center Justin Britt (shoulder), meanwhile, who suffered the setback against the Bears, sat out Wednesday's practice.
"He's got a sore shoulder," Carroll said. "We're going to go day to day, see if he can play on the weekend. We'll find out."
If Britt can't play Sunday against the Cowboys, the Seahawks' backup options include offensive lineman Ethan Pocic, who's started the team's first two games at left guard, and Joey Hunt, who stepped into the lineup when Britt went out last week against Chicago.
"We'll see how that goes, but Pocic can play and Joey played well in the game, so we're in good shape either way," Carroll said.
Pocic (ankle), however, also showed up on Wednesday's injury report and sat out to start the week of practice. To add depth to the center position as Britt and Pocic deal with injuries, the Seahawks added center Marcus Henry to their practice squad Wednesday, also signing running back Lavon Coleman and releasing linebacker Tre'Von Johnson.
Linebacker K.J. Wright (knee), who's recovering from arthroscopic knee surgery, was sidelined Wednesday along with fellow Pro Bowler Doug Baldwin (knee).
"He had a good weekend. We're positive about it," Carroll said of Baldwin. "But there's nothing to say about when he's returning at this point. He's looking at it every day, he's trying to get well."
Did Not Participate
WR Doug Baldwin (knee)
G Ethan Pocic (ankle)
C Justin Britt (shoulder)
LB K.J. Wright (knee)
DE Dion Jordan (NIR)
S Earl Thomas (NIR)
G D.J. Fluker (hamstring)
QB Russell Wilson (hamstring)
CB Tre Flowers (hamstring)
S Delano Hill (hamstring)
LB Bobby Wagner (groin)
Did Not Participate
DT Maliek Collins (knee)
C Travis Frederick (illness)
LB Sean Lee (hamstring)
S Xavier Woods (hamstring)
S Kavon Frazier (shoulder)
DE Randy Gregory (concussion)
DT Datone Jones (knee)
DT Daniel Ross (wrist)
Photos from Wednesday's practice at Virginia Mason Athletic Center in preparation for Sunday's game against the Dallas Cowboys.