Seahawks expect several players back this week

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Head coach Pete Carroll is expecting several players to be back from injury in time to play this week against the Dallas Cowboys.

Over the last two games, Seattle had 13 of their 14 inactive players for games scratched because of injuries. After a weekend off following last Thursday’s 20-3 victory over the San Francisco 49ers, the Seahawks have been able to get some extra rest and should get a handful of players back this week.

“By tomorrow’s practice (Thursday) we’re going to have a lot of guys practicing,” Carroll said on Wednesday.

That group of players includes center Patrick Lewis (ankle), defensive tackles Demarcus Dobbs (shoulder) and Jordan Hill (quadriceps), linebacker Nick Moody (ankle), cornerback Marcus Burley (thumb) and fullback Derrick Coleman (concussion).

In addition, wide receiver Paul Richardson has returned to practice with the team as he currently remains on the physically unable to perform list after tearing his left ACL in January. The team will decided whether to activate Richardson at the end of this week.

Carroll has said he expects to have all seven of those players available to them on Sunday.

“We expect those guys to be ready to play though,” Carroll said. “So we’re going to have a really full roster to choose from this time around. That’s pretty exciting at midpoint to be able to say that. It hasn’t been like that in the last couple weeks, but it’s just turning right now. So it should be a really competitive week at practice.”

The only player seemingly in question at this point is running back Thomas Rawls. Carroll said Rawls suffered a calf injury – a bruise or strain – in last week’s game against the 49ers. The uncertainly over his status is the reason the team signed Bryce Brown on Tuesday.

6 responses to “Seahawks expect several players back this week

  1. Excellent news… Lets watch the Hawks gel and look to them to do whatever it takes to take the division.

    They are right on the cusp and have way to much talent… In fact if they would play an entire game like they do the first 3 qtrs. I don’t see how the Seahawks could be stopped. These additions can help get them there.

    I believe!

  2. Jordan Hill is a huge part of the Hawks interior pass, he turned in on closing last year before injury and was having a big impact this year. Lets hope he can stay healthy.

    Marcus Burley has turned out to be a solid nickel CB for Seattle. I actually see Lane competing with Carey Williams for that CB spot.

    The thought of Paul Richardson/Tyler Lockett on the field at the same time is exciting. Come on offensive line, start getting this pass protection thing down.

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