Three Seahawks linemen, two from the offensive side of the football and one from the defensive side, did not participate in Wednesday's practice at Renton's Virginia Mason Athletic Center, where Seattle kicked off its work week for Sunday's road matchup against the Cleveland Browns.
Sidelined for the Seahawks were left tackle Duane Brown (biceps), right guard D.J. Fluker (hamstring), and defensive end Branden Jackson (neck). Of that trio, Brown has played the past two games with the injury while Fluker was the only injury reported from last Thursday's win over the Los Angeles Rams, a contest the veteran exited early to injury.
“Fluke’s got a hamstring that we’re working on," Seattle head coach Pete Carroll said prior to Wednesday's practice. "He can’t practice right now. He’s not ready to go.”
In Fluker's absence against the Rams, second-year pro Jamarco Jones filled in admirably with Ethan Pocic inactive because of a back injury. Pocic (mid back), who has missed the past three games, practiced in limited fashion for the Seahawks on Wednesday. When asked by reporters Wednesday who would fill in this week should Fluker not be ready to return against the Browns, Carroll stated, “You’ve got to wait and see."
Here's Wednesday's practice reports for both teams ahead of the Week 6 game at FirstEnergy Stadium:
Did Not Participate
T Duane Brown (biceps)
G D.J. Fluker (hamstring)
DE Branden Jackson (neck)
G Ethan Pocic (mid back)
T Kendall Lamm (knee)
CB Denzel Ward (hamstring)
CB Greedy Williams (hamstring)
WR Odell Beckham Jr. (hip)
WR Rashard Higgins (knee)
Photos from Wednesday's Seahawks practice at Virginia Mason Athletic Center in preparation for Sunday's Week 6 game against the Cleveland Browns.