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Week 15 Injury Report: Seahawks at Rams

Taking a look at the Seahawks’ injury situation heading into their Week 15 game at Los Angeles, including Sunday's practice participation. 

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Monday's Injury Report

Neither team had any players listed with game status designations, meaning from an injury standpoint at least, everyone is healthy enough to play. That does not, of course, including players on the reserve/COVID-19 list, with both teams having some key players on that list as of Monday afternoon, including receiver Tyler Lockett, running back Alex Collins, cornerback D.J. Reed, right tackle Brandon Shell, defensive end Kerry Hyder Jr. and defensive tackle Bryan Mone for Seattle; and for the Rams, starting right tackle Rob Havenstien, safety Jordan Fuller, linebacker Von Miller, tight end Tyler Higbee, as well has several other backups who are contributors.

The Seahawks did not practice Monday, but did hold a walkthrough before leaving for L.A., so Monday's practice participation is an estimate.

Seattle Seahawks

Full participation

  • G/C Kyle Fuller (calf)
  • WR Freddie Swain (ankle/NIR-personal)
  • DT Al Woods (NIR-resting veteran)
  • LB Carlos Dunlap II (quadricep)
  • SS Ryan Neal (oblique)
  • S Quandre Diggs (knee)
  • G Gabe Jackson (knee)
  • WR DK Metcalf (foot/back)

Los Angeles Rams

Full Participation

  • DL Greg Gaines (hand)
  • DT Aaron Donald (knee)
  • OL Brian Allen (knee)

Sunday's Injury Report

With their Week 15 game moved to Tuesday, the Seahawks got in an extra day of practice Sunday, and had only one non-participant due to injury, defensive tackle Bryan Mone. Three other players were limited, safety Quandre Diggs, guard Gabe Jackson and receiver DK Metcalf, though Seahawks coach Pete Carroll said Friday that he is expecting all three to be fine for Tuesday's game.

Seattle Seahawks

Did Not Participate

  • T Duane Brown (NIR-resting veteran)
  • DT Bryan Mone (knee)

Limited participation

  • S Quandre Diggs (knee)
  • G Gabe Jackson (knee)
  • WR DK Metcalf (foot/back)

Full participation

  • G/C Kyle Fuller (calf)
  • WR Freddie Swain (ankle/NIR-personal)
  • DT Al Woods (NIR-resting veteran)
  • LB Carlos Dunlap II (quadricep)
  • SS Ryan Neal (oblique)

Los Angeles Rams

Full Participation

  • DL Greg Gaines (hand)
  • DT Aaron Donald (knee)
  • OL Brian Allen (knee)

Friday's Injury Report

The Seahawks saw seven player return to practice on Friday, including receivers DK Metcalf, Dee Eskridge and Freddie Swain. Those three all sat our Thursday, and with Tyler Lockett going on the Reserve/COVID-19 list, the Seahawks had only one receiver on their 53-man roster, Penny Hart. On Friday, however, Metcalf, Eskridge and Swain were all full participants, as were some other key players on the injury report like guard Gabe Jackson, safety Quandre Diggs and pass-rusher Carlos Dunlap II.

Only two players, tackle Brandon Shell and defensive tackle Bryan Mone were held out of Friday's practice.

With Seattle's game against getting moved to Tuesday, the Seahawks did not put out the usual game status designations on Friday, but Seahawks coach Pete Carroll did give a few updates.

On the trio of receivers who returned to practice, Carroll said, "Those guys all looked really good today at practice. They got good work today."

Asked if they should be able to play Tuesday, Carroll said, "Judging on today, they're ready to go."

Carroll said they still don't know if Shell will make it back on Tuesday or not, but noted, "The days will help him, the couple more days will help him." 

Seattle Seahawks

Did Not Participate

  • T Brandon Shell (shoulder)
  • DT Bryan Mone (knee)

Full participation

  • G Gabe Jackson (knee)
  • G/C Kyle Fuller (calf)
  • WR Dee Eskridge (foot)
  • S Quandre Diggs (knee)
  • WR Freddie Swain (ankle/NIR-personal)
  • DT Al Woods (NIR-resting veteran)
  • LB Carlos Dunlap II (quadricep)
  • WR DK Metcalf (foot/back)
  • SS Ryan Neal (oblique)
  • RB Travis Homer (hamstring)

Los Angeles Rams

Limited participation

  • DT Aaron Donald (knee)
  • OL Brian Allen (knee)

Full Participation

  • DL Greg Gaines (hand)

Thursday's Injury Report

The Seahawks had eight players sit out due to injury, including receivers DK Metcalf, Dee Eskridge and Freddie Swain. With Tyler Lockett going on the reserve/COVID-19 list earlier in the day, that meant Penny Hart was the only receiver on the 53-man roster participating in Thursday's practice.

Safety Ryan Neal (oblique) went from limited participation Wednesday to full on Thursday, while center/guard Kyle Fuller (calf) went from full to limited, and defensive tackle Bryan Mone (knee) went from limited to not practicing.

The Rams have just three players on their injury report, including All-Pro defensive tackle Aaron Donald, who was limited Thursday, but they also added nine more players to the COVID list, making it 25 total players on the list for them.

Seattle Seahawks

Did Not Participate

  • G Gabe Jackson (knee)
  • WR DK Metcalf (foot/back)
  • T Brandon Shell (shoulder)
  • WR Dee Eskridge (foot)
  • S Quandre Diggs (knee)
  • WR Freddie Swain (ankle/NIR-personal)
  • DT Al Woods (NIR-resting veteran)
  • LB Carlos Dunlap II (quadricep)
  • DT Bryan Mone (knee)

Limited Participation

  • G/C Kyle Fuller (calf)

Full participation

  • SS Ryan Neal (oblique)
  • RB Travis Homer (hamstring)

Los Angeles Rams

Limited participation

  • DT Aaron Donald (knee)
  • OL Brian Allen (knee)

Full Participation

  • DL Greg Gaines (hand)

Wednesday's Injury Report

The Seahawks opened the week with seven players sitting out practice due to injury, though it's always worth noting that days off early in a week don't necessarily mean there is any real concern with the injury. DK Metcalf, who has been dealing with a foot injury for much of the year, got his usual day off, though he is also listed with a back injury, perhaps from landing hard on his back while attempting to catch a pass in the end zone during last week's win over the Texans. Also sitting out were guard Gabe Jackson (knee), receiver Dee Eskridge (foot), tackle Brandon Shell (shoulder), safety Quandre Diggs (knee), receiver Freddie Swain (ankle) and linebacker Carlos Dunlap II (quadricep).

Of that group, only Shell missed last week's game, and all others were able to finish the game. Seahawks coach Pete Carroll said Shell did go through Wednesday morning's walkthrough, but that they likely won't know until late in the week if he will be able to play or not.

On a very positive note, cornerback D.J. Reed, who left Sunday's game with what Carroll called a chest contusion, was not even on the injury report, meaning he is fine. Another good sign is that defensive tackle Bryan Mone, who left the game with a knee injury, was able to practice on a limited basis.

The Rams, meanwhile, have only three players on their injury report, which is an estimation of participation, as they did not practice. And the reason for not practicing—16 players are currently on the reserve/COVID-19 list—is the bigger concern for Los Angeles this week than their injury list.

Seattle Seahawks

Did Not Participate

  • G Gabe Jackson (knee)
  • WR DK Metcalf (foot/back)
  • T Brandon Shell (shoulder)
  • WR Dee Eskridge (foot)
  • S Quandre Diggs (knee)
  • WR Freddie Swain (ankle)
  • DT Al Woods (NIR-resting veteran)
  • LB Carlos Dunlap II (quadricep)
  • T Duane Brown (NIR-resting veteran)

Limited Participation

  • RB Alex Collins (abdomen)
  • DT Bryan Mone (knee)
  • SS Ryan Neal (oblique)

Full participation

  • G/C Kyle Fuller (calf)
  • RB Travis Homer (hamstring)
  • P Michael Dickson (thumb)
  • LS Tyler Ott (shoulder)

Los Angeles Rams

Did Not Participate

  • DT Aaron Donald (knee)
  • OL Brian Allen (knee)

Limited Participation

  • DL Greg Gaines (hand)

The Seahawks and Rams have met 46 times during the regular season, with a record of 25-21-0. They have met in the postseason 2 times, with a record of 0-2. Take a look back at photos from past games played between the two teams.

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