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Wednesday Practice Report: Lano Hill, Bradley McDougald & Quinton Jefferson Held Out Of Practice

The Seahawks were without three players, and seven more were limited for Wednesday’s practice. 

Seahawks coach Pete Carroll noted that the trade to acquire safety Quandre Diggs was made in part because of injuries currently affecting the team at safety, and that was reflected in Wednesday's practice report, with Bradley McDougald (back) and Lano Hill (elbow) both sidelined after missing last week's game.

Carroll said Wednesday that Hill will be "out for a bit" with his injury, while the status of McDougald, who is dealing with back spasms, remains to be seen.

Also sidelined Wednesday was defensive lineman Quinton Jefferson (oblique). Jefferson was also on last week's practice report with an oblique injury but was able to play in last weekend's game.

Limited for the Seahawks were tackles Duane Brown (biceps) and George Fant (shoulder), cornerback Tre Flowers (neck), defensive end Ziggy Ansah (ankle), Diggs (hamstring), running back Chris Carson (not injury related) and receiver Tyler Lockett (not injury related). Of that list, Brown and Ansah are looking to get back from injuries that kept them out of last weekend's game, and in Brown's case, for the past two games.

On Ansah, Carroll said, "We'll see how he does today. He ran really well this morning. He looked like he's really close to getting back. We'll have a chance to see him play this week. A chance."

Carroll also provided updates on a pair of players the Seahawks hope will return to help the team soon. Rookie guard Phil Haynes, who opened the season on the physically unable to perform list because of offseason sports hernia surgery, and tight end Ed Dickson, who is on injured reserve with a knee injury. Haynes returned to practice last week and is eligible to be added to the 53-man roster should the Seahawks want to do that this week, but they can also wait another week before making that decision.

"These two days, today and tomorrow, are huge for him to show us where he is and whether he's ready to come back for us next week," Carroll said. "We're going to try to max out the two weeks before we make that decision."

Dickson is eligible to come off of injured reserve as soon as next week, and Carroll said the veteran tight end will practice next week: "Ed is working really well. He's going to come back next week. I think next week is his first chance back. He's practicing next week. He's practicing next week. Based on what I'm seeing, he's going to be practicing to play. That's pretty optimistic right now. I've watched his workouts a number of times in the last couple weeks He's working hard, and he has a chance. He has a chance to come back in that week and help us some. We'll see what happens. He's pretty hopeful. He looks good."

Quarterback Russell Wilson also made a rare appearance on the report with a knee injury, but he was a full participant, as was guard D.J. Fluker (hamstring).

Here are the full practice reports for both teams:

Seattle Seahawks

Did Not Participate In Practice

S Lano Hill (elbow)
DE Quinton Jefferson (oblique)
S Bradley McDougald (back)

Limited Participation

T Duane Brown (biceps)
T George Fant (shoulder)
CB Tre Flowers (neck)
DE Ziggy Ansah (ankle)
S Quandre Diggs (hamstring)
RB Chris Carson (not injury related)
WR Tyler Lockett (not injury related)

Full Participation

G D.J. Fluker (hamstring)
QB Russell Wilson (knee)

Atlanta Falcons

Did Not Participate In Practice

QB Matt Ryan (ankle)
CB Desmond Trufant (toe)
RB Ito Smith (concussion)
DT Grady Jarrett (abdomen)

Limited Participation

G James Carpenter (knee)

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