On Sunday, the Seattle Seahawks beat the New England Patriots 35-30 in a thrilling victory, but the win certainly comes at a cost. In addition to losing both Marquise Blair and Bruce Irvin for the remainder of the season to ACL injuries, the Seahawks’ initial injury report on Wednesday listed 19 of the 53 players on the roster, at 35.8 % of team players.
While most of the players listed are there for resting purposes only and come as no surprise, there are several names that raise an eyebrow.
The rest of Greg Olsen, Tyler Lockett, DK Metcalf and Chris Carson is not surprising, nor the fact that Duane Brown did not participate due to a knee injury. The list of a foot injury is new to Brown so it would be worth watching in the days and weeks to come, but it’s likely most Field Gulls readers will be in Wednesday’s practice with the Seahawks too. often that Brown does during the 2020 season. Brown is the fourth oldest offensive lineman to start an NFL game this season, and whether or not he participates in practice is unlikely to matter. ‘impact on his performance on the pitch on playing days, so his Wednesday rest will likely be a season. long thing.
However, seeing Will Dissly listed on the injury report with an Achilles problem and Jarran Reed with a back problem is not a pleasant sight for Seattle fans. Hopefully any Achilles issue for Dissly is just the internal stitches making it worse, just like Richard Sherman complained about how his internal stitches bothered him during the 2018 season. Sherman did. remove the stitches ahead of the 2019 season and said things have improved greatly, so Seattle fans can be hopeful that it will be the case for Dissly.
Reed’s back injury is also a big question mark. Whether it’s just a minor issue or something more serious worth worrying about, fans have no idea at this point. The fact that this prevented Reed from practicing is somewhat alarming, but hopefully it was just a precautionary measure. However, back injuries tend to persist so it remains to be seen how this evolves. Hopefully Reed is back on the pitch on Thursday and the fact that Seattle is set to host defensive tackle Damon Harrison just days after promoting Anthony Rush from the practice squad is in no way related to the back injury. by Reed. Having said that, looking at these three things together could certainly lead one to believe that Reed might be running out of time with whatever sickens him.
The other thing to note on the list of those who did not participate is the fact that while it is not surprising that Rasheem Green did not practice after missing week 2, the fact that Benson Mayowa does not not as good practice could be a problem. The Seattle Pass Rush has struggled so far this season, and if Mayowa ends up running out of time after Irvin and Green lose status in the air, it could prove embarrassing. No comfort is added by the fact that one of Cam Newton’s goal-line stoppage heroes on Sunday, LJ Collier, was listed on the injury report with a wrist injury.
Either way, it’s only Wednesday and hopefully the injury report shortens considerably in the next few days as the Week 3 game against the Dallas Cowboys approaches.