Pete Carroll says Seahawks “hoping, planning” for Tyler Lockett to play against Eagles

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After spending two extra nights in the Bay Area following the Seahawks’ 27-24 overtime win over the San Francisco 49ers last week, wide receiver Tyler Lockett is on the mend from a severe leg contusion.

While it will take until later in the week to know for certain, head coach Pete Carroll said Monday that the team is optimistic Lockett will play Sunday against the Philadelphia Eagles.

“He’s doing better,” Carroll said. “We’ll know later in the week his status. We’re hoping, planning on him being able to play but he’s got to show it to us so we’ll see.”

Lockett did not appear in overtime for Seattle as his injury kept him out for the extra period. He was taken to the hospital for further evaluation due to concerns of compartment syndrome. He stayed an extra night for precautionary reasons before returning to Seattle.

Carroll said that Lockett is improving and the outlook is positive.

“He’s really on the road to recovery now. He’s past that,” Carroll said. “That was just the initial concern and we’re very fortunate to where he was at a great place and they took great care of him and all of that and everything worked out fine. Now he’s just on the road back and we’re optimistic about it but he’s still going to have to do it. The extra days absolutely are helping us here so we’ll take full advantage of that.”

Lockett was held to just three catches for 26 yards by the 49ers, which are his lowest totals of the season in either category this year. However, Lockett is still compiling one of the best seasons from a Seahawks receiver in franchise history. He could set records for receptions and yards by the end of the year with 62 receptions for 793 yards and six touchdowns through 10 games.

18 responses to “Pete Carroll says Seahawks “hoping, planning” for Tyler Lockett to play against Eagles

  1. Without Lockett, Wilson struggles to keep making the big plays. They were lucky to get it done in SF. Eagles will be a tough out even if he plays. If he doesn’t, the Hawks better hope for a monster day from Chris Carson (and no fumbles Chris!)

  2. Seattle needs to take Tyler Lockett off of kick returns. The Seahawk special team blocking has been subpar since his Lockett’s rookie year.

    He is one of the top 10 WRs in football. Wilson is still able to move the ball even against a solid defense. 49ers were crying because their new WR went down for an injury and Little Jim G did his happy feet and chuck it routine.

  3. That’s going to be one hell of a game between the Seahawks and the Eagles. As an Eagles fan, I am very concerned that the Eagles do not have wide receivers. But maybe Matthews with one week’s worth of practices will be able to contribute. give Arcega-whiteside reps so he can develop and contribute. The same with Jay Ajayi. Give Nelson Aguilar a sports psychiatrist. 😊

  4. Good! I’ve been waiting for this update. We need everyone healthy down the stretch. Hoping GB brings down the Santa Clara clowns. Pressuring Jimmie into his Fred Astaire tap dancing school offense should do it. Gawd, as a fan I hate bye weeks!! Beat the Eags!!

  5. My guess is he won’t play vs the Eagles. He spent an extra day last week in the Bay Area and Pete is optimistic? I think the injury is worse than they are letting on.

  6. Petey likes to use the phrase “and all of that” the way some people say “yada yada yada.”

  7. californianewton says:
    November 19, 2019 at 8:48 am
    It fits a pattern. Seattle has been lucky with wins but unlucky with injuries.
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    Say’s the guy who completely disappeared after his mighty niners lost to the Seahawks. LOL
    That’s 10 of the last 11, btw.

  8. That’s going to be one hell of a game between the Seahawks and the Eagles. As an Eagles fan, I am very concerned that the Eagles do not have wide receivers. But maybe Matthews with one week’s worth of practices will be able to contribute. give Arcega-whiteside reps so he can develop and contribute. The same with Jay Ajayi. Give Nelson Aguilar a sports psychiatrist.
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    Amazing, the same wide receivers had no problem winning with Nick Foles. Didn’t Foles throw for like 450 yards and 5 TDs against the Texans last December?

  9. As a die-hard Eagles fan, I can say with full confidence that Russ is gonna light us up for at least 4 touchdowns. On the positive side, since the game got moved to 1PM, I can drink to my heart’s delight and not have to worry about going to work with an angry hangover!

  10. vancouversportsbra says:
    November 19, 2019 at 3:30 pm
    Does Pete ever shut up?
    ………………….
    Until the league doesn’t force coaches to hold weekly pressers where they get asked questions and answer the questions……..I doubt it.
    Get out much?

  11. thegreatestofalltimes says:
    November 19, 2019 at 1:13 pm
    As a die-hard Eagles fan, I can say with full confidence that Russ is gonna light us up for at least 4 touchdowns.

    On the positive side, since the game got moved to 1PM, I can drink to my heart’s delight and not have to worry about going to work with an angry hangover!

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    LOL

  12. californianewton says:
    November 19, 2019 at 8:47 am
    Petey likes to use the phrase “and all of that” the way some people say “yada yada yada.”
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    He also likes beating the 49ers every season. I hope you enjoyed the game, newton.

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