The Seahawks opened their final regular-season practice week with seven players on the sideline as preparation starts for Sunday's game against the Arizona Cardinals at CenturyLink Field.
Guards D.J. Fluker (hamstring) and J.R. Sweezy (foot), receiver Doug Baldwin (shoulder), safety Bradley McDougald (knee), defensive tackle Jarran Reed (oblique), and defensive ends Frank Clark (elbow) and Dion Jordan (knee) sat out Wednesday’s workout at Virginia Mason Athletic Center.
Fluker and Sweezy both played in this past Sunday’s playoff-clinching win over the Kansas City Chiefs, with Fluker, who had missed the previous two games and was active but did not start against Kansas City, entering the lineup after Sweezy came out with an injury.
“We’re going to be real quiet with Fluke and we’ll go day to day on that one,” Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll said of Fluker prior to Wednesday’s practice.
On Sweezy, Carroll said, "He’s pretty sore and that’s a day-to-day thing. He needs some more information to know exactly what to expect, which will happen today, but I don’t have that for you yet. So we’ll know a little bit more as we go tomorrow.”
McDougald, who has been nursing a knee injury in recent weeks, was given a rest day Wednesday but is expected to practice at some point this week.
“We’ll give him a break today, but he’s going to practice this week,” Carroll said. "He came out of the game all right.”
Practicing for Seattle on Wednesday after missing game action recently were safety Tedric Thompson (ankle), linebacker K.J. Wright (knee), tackle Germain Ifedi, and running back Rashaad Penny. Thompson and Wright were limited participants. Ifedi and Penny practiced in full.
Thompson missed the Seahawks’ win over Kansas City with a chest injury, but the setback has cleared, Carroll said.
“Tedric’s going to work today. We’ll get some work out of him,” said Carroll. "The chest thing has cleared.”
Ifedi also missed Week 16 after enduring an injury in practice last week.
“He’s going to work today and we’ll see how well he does and if he can sustain also,” Carroll said of the Seattle offensive lineman. “But he’s ready to go to work.”
Penny, meanwhile, has missed the team’s past two games to injury, but could make his return for the regular-season finale.
“He’s going to practice today, so we’re looking for him to be back,” said Carroll. "Again, same thing, got to make it through the week.”
Finally, after missing five straight games Wright made his long-awaited return to the starting lineup in last weekend’s win. Carroll said the former Pro Bowler made it through the game OK.
"We’ll look after him during the week because this is the first day back after a big game, but there was a really good report coming out of it," Carroll said of Wright. "He played well and did well and all that, so we’ll just take him on into the week. We’ll go one day at a time, but we expect him to be OK to play.”
Here's Wednesday's practice report for the Seahawks and Cardinals:
Did Not Participate
G D.J. Fluker (hamstring)
G J.R. Sweezy (foot)
WR Doug Baldwin (shoulder)
S Bradley McDougald (knee)
DT Jarran Reed (oblique)
DE Frank Clark (elbow)
DE Dion Jordan (knee)
S Tedric Thompson (ankle)
DT Shamar Stephen (foot)
LB K.J. Wright (knee)
LB Bobby Wagner (NIR)
T Germain Ifedi (groin)
RB Rashaad Penny (knee)
Did Not Participate
TE Darrell Daniels (illness)
WR Larry Fitzgerald (NIR)
DE Markus Golden (ankle)
DE Benson Mayowa (back/neck)
TE Ricky Seals-Jones (shoulder)
S Budda Baker (knee)
$LB Deone Bucannon (hand)
OL Will Holden (shoulder)
DE Zach Moore (knee)
Practice photos from the Seahawks' Wednesday workout at Virginia Mason Athletic Center ahead of Sunday's game against the Arizona Cardinals.