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Wednesday Practice Report: Seven Players Do Not Participate For Seahawks

A closer look at Wednesday's practice report for the Seahawks and Giants before the two teams meet in Week 7 at MetLife Stadium.

The best photos from the Seahawks' Wednesday practice at Virginia Mason Athletic Center in preparation for Sunday's Game against the New York Giants. 

As they ready for this Sunday's road game against the New York Giants, the Seahawks were without seven players on the practice field Wednesday, including left guard Luke Joeckel (knee), who is slated to miss the next several weeks after undergoing surgery during the bye week, as well as defensive ends Cliff Avril (neck), Michael Bennett (heel), and Marcus Smith (ankle), cornerback Jeremy Lane (groin), defensive tackle Nazair Jones (knee), and safety Earl Thomas (not injury related - personal). 

Speaking Tuesday at Renton's Virginia Mason Athletic Center, Seattle head coach Pete Carroll said Bennett "feels as though he's going to be able to play" against the Giants "but he's going to need all these days to keep healing," meaning Bennett's time on the practice field could remain limited as the week goes on. With Avril, Carroll said the veteran continues to see specialists regarding the neck injury he suffered in Week 4 that has kept him out of action since. 

"He's a champion," defensive coordinator Kris Richard said Wednesday of how Avril has handled the situation. "He's a guy who's always handled himself with class. He's always had tremendous poise and he's been a champion throughout this whole entire ordeal, so he's really been unfazed. He's been around and he's doing kind of his part in preparing the next guys to be ready and available."

With Avril's status up in the air, one positive sign from the Seahawks' Wednesday practice was the return of defensive end Quinton Jefferson (hand), a depth signing by Seattle in early October following the injury to Avril. Jefferson broke his hand during his first workout with the Seahawks and needed surgery to fix it but was a full participant during Wednesday's workout. Richard said the club is still evaluating Jefferson's status.

"Still evaluating that and obviously he had the hand fixed," Richard said. "He's out, he's practicing, he has looked good in practice. He's got it wrapped up, so that's still under evaluation."

C.J. Prosise, meanwhile, was a limited participant for the Seahawks Wednesday, with Carroll noting the running back "looks like he's ready to go" after missing the past two games to injury.

Here's a closer look at Wednesday's practice report for both teams: 

Seattle Seahawks

Did Not Participate in Practice

G Luke Joeckel (Knee)

DE Cliff Avril (Neck)

DE Michael Bennett (Heel)

CB Jeremy Lane (Groin)

DE Marcus Smith (Ankle)

DT Nazair Jones (Knee)

S Earl Thomas (Not Injury Related - Personal)

Limited Participation in Practice

S Kam Chancellor (Ankle)

CB Richard Sherman (Achilles)

RB C.J. Prosise (Ankle)

Full Participation in Practice

DE Quinton Jefferson (Hand)

New York Giants

Did Not Participate in Practice

CB Eli Apple (Not Injury Related)

LB Jonathan Casillas (Neck)

G John Jerry (Tooth)

LB Calvin Munson (Quadriceps)

C Weston Richburg (Concussion)

Limited Participation in Practice

S Landon Collins (Ankle)

RB Paul Perkins (Ribs)

WR Sterling Shepard (Ankle)

DE Olivier Vernon (Ankle)

Full Participation in Practice

LS Zak DeOssie (Wrist/Elbow)

Take a look at the New York Giants players you can expect to see when the Seattle Seahawks take the field in Week 7 at MetLife Stadium.  

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