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Seahawks expect Chancellor, Okung back for Vikings game

SEATTLE, WA - SEPTEMBER 27:  Strong safety Kam Chancellor #31 of the Seattle Seahawks heads off the field after warmups prior to the game against the Chicago Bears at CenturyLink Field on September 27, 2015 in Seattle, Washington.  (Photo by Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images) Getty Images

In addition to the possible return of Marshawn Lynch, the Seattle Seahawks are expecting to get a handful of players back from injury in time for Sunday’s playoff opener against the Minnesota Vikings.

Strong safety Kam Chancellor, left tackle Russell Okung, right guard J.R. Sweezy and tight end Luke Willson are all on track to be ready to play in Minnesota.

“I think we will go in very optimistically that (Chancellor) will make it back and Russell will make it back next week,” head coach Pete Carroll said after Sunday’s win in Arizona. “There’s a lot of guys coming back between Luke making it back next week and Sweezy will make it back as well. That will be a nice boost.”

Chancellor has missed the last three games after suffering a bruised tailbone against the Baltimore Ravens. Okung has missed the last two weeks after pulling a calf muscle against the Cleveland Browns. Sweezy and Willson both sustained concussions against the St. Louis Rams and missed the regular season finale in Arizona.

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21 Responses to “Seahawks expect Chancellor, Okung back for Vikings game”
  1. jshawaii22 says: Jan 6, 2016 2:53 AM

    Great for Kam and Okung, but I don’t know about ‘loose hands’ Luke. He has more drops as a TE then most of the wideouts. I liked Coffman last week. Keep him in the game is my choice.

    Go Hawks — Bring your Long Johns! Carolina is going to be a lot warmer!

  2. bluebloodforever says: Jan 6, 2016 3:08 AM

    Waiting for people to say a fully healthy Seahawks team didn’t scare the ever living crap out of them.

  3. reconfredassault says: Jan 6, 2016 5:19 AM

    Good key play out there

  4. diehardfootballfan says: Jan 6, 2016 6:13 AM

    Of course they do!!!

  5. summitmech says: Jan 6, 2016 8:30 AM

    I wasn’t even aware the hardest team to beat was short multiple starters. It will be quite an upset if my Vikes win. I don’t anyone expects us to. And we’re down Rhett Ellison. I sure hope Linval can come back this week!

  6. summitmech says: Jan 6, 2016 8:31 AM

    don’t think*

  7. codythao35 says: Jan 6, 2016 8:52 AM

    So what, we don’t care about the seachickens. Vikings will win no matter what. Something tells me it will be Vikings game.

  8. tap79 says: Jan 6, 2016 9:18 AM

    Why? McCray has been doing pretty good. We love Kam but McCray has stepped up. Okung I am sure will be hurt within the first, taking his $40 million dollars all the way to the bank.

  9. seabrawk12 says: Jan 6, 2016 9:46 AM

    Should be a fun game to watch. Best of luck to the Vikings but GO HAWKS!!

  10. fmc651 says: Jan 6, 2016 11:53 AM

    Good to see these fine Seattle players making it back to the field. They will be needed if the move forward to a SB.

  11. missredberezay says: Jan 6, 2016 1:31 PM

    Kam back will mean McCray can return and wreak havoc on special teams. Luke is an phenomenal blocker and will help the run game tremendously. And Sweezy is a beast at pass pro. It’s good to know the backups are so talented.

  12. belgaron says: Jan 6, 2016 1:47 PM

    Seeing Vikings fans say they don’t care what the experts say, we’re going to win by 50…looking forward to seeing what they are saying Monday.

  13. lindacaseauthor says: Jan 6, 2016 3:00 PM

    I guess the Sea Chicken fans seem to have forgotten that the Vikings lost their top 3 defensive players early in the first quarter of the first meeting which was crippling. Furthermore, the Vikings lost a lopsided game in the first meeting with the Packers and look what happened in the rematch. Past games don’t dictate future outcomes, especially in the NFL, especially in the playoffs. Mike Zimmer will have these guys ready. Bet on it.

  14. bobnelsonjr says: Jan 6, 2016 3:10 PM

    The Seahawks should win handily with or without them. The organization is smart enough not to rush them back too soon.

    Blow out wins are are only good for the fans of the Seahawks.

  15. bhlobos says: Jan 6, 2016 5:03 PM

    Why? McCray has been doing pretty good. We love Kam but McCray has stepped up. Okung I am sure will be hurt within the first, taking his $40 million dollars all the way to the bank.
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    Because while McCray is doing well, there is no way to replace Kam…

    And while I have mixed feelings about Okung since he’s hurt so much, when he’s in there, he’s one of the top LT’s in the league.

    That’s why…

  16. bhlobos says: Jan 6, 2016 5:09 PM

    I guess the Sea Chicken fans seem to have forgotten that the Vikings lost their top 3 defensive players early in the first quarter of the first meeting which was crippling. Furthermore, the Vikings lost a lopsided game in the first meeting with the Packers and look what happened in the rematch. Past games don’t dictate future outcomes, especially in the NFL, especially in the playoffs. Mike Zimmer will have these guys ready. Bet on it.
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    No, we haven’t forgotten… but do you really think those players make up a 30+ point difference? Not saying it’s going to be a blowout, especially in this weather, but the Hawks are still the better and more experienced team.

  17. plofus67 says: Jan 6, 2016 8:48 PM

    Those missing Viking players on D aren’t the reason AP only rushed for 18 yards and why Bridgewater was scared.But if I was a Vikes fan i would be saying that too!

  18. toddc612 says: Jan 6, 2016 9:55 PM

    From the sounds of Seattle fans, it’s as if they already won this game..

    Let’s see how this all plays out in the frozen North on Sunday, don’t you think?

  19. rcknrog11 says: Jan 6, 2016 11:38 PM

    I can’t get over how many childish fans disrespect seattles name. Go Seattle Seahawks!!

  20. jaxon51 says: Jan 7, 2016 4:26 AM

    Zimmer will have Vikes ready…..December game means nothing and Hawks and Vikings know this. In this weather ball security is gonna play huge roll. Good luck Vikes, hope both teams get and stay healthy this week and through the game. I think it will be the game of the week……

  21. mnfaninil says: Jan 7, 2016 8:25 AM

    I’m surprised the game is still going to be played, from what I’ve been hearing MN has zero chance at winning and its a bye week for Seattle.

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