Duane Brown, DK Metcalf sit out practice for Seahawks

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After leaving last week’s game against the Green Bay Packers with a hip injury, left tackle Duane Brown was one of seven players held out of practice for the Seattle Seahawks on Wednesday.

Head coach Pete Carroll had said Monday that they believed they had “dodged a bullet” with Brown’s injury.

“Duane seems to have come out of the weekend pretty well,” Carroll said on Wednesday. “We will go day-to-day with him, but he went through the walkthrough which was very encouraging.”

Wide receiver DK Metcalf (foot), defensive end Kerry Hyder Jr. (calf), backup tackle Jamarco Jones (back) and tight end Gerald Everett (groin) were the other four players held out with injuries on Wednesday. Guard Gabe Jackson and defensive end Carlos Dunlap were given veteran rest days.

Metcalf has missed one practice the last several weeks as he continues to deal with an ongoing foot issue. Typically the Seahawks have been giving Metcalf the day off on Thursdays, so it will be worth watching if he also doesn’t practice tomorrow.

Jones replaced Brown in the lineup at left tackle last week when he left the game. The injuries for Jones, Hyder and Everett are new injuries on the report for Seattle.

Running back Alex Collins (groin), linebacker Cody Barton (quadriceps), tackle Brandon Shell (shoulder) and safety Ryan Neal (concussion) were limited participants in Wednesday’s practice.

Collins has been the team’s starting running back with Chris Carson still on injured reserve. Barton missed last week’s game with the quadriceps injury.

2 responses to “Duane Brown, DK Metcalf sit out practice for Seahawks

  1. Man the Hawks are incredibly banged up heading into this contest. Last time Chandler Jones faced JaMarco Jones the man gave up 5.0 sacks against Jones, if an injured Brown has to play he might not be to much better. On the other side EDGE Markus Golden is playing at a Pro Bowl level himself with 9.0 sacks (25 pressures/14QB Hits/4 FF’s) so I have a feeling Golden and Jones will be meeting at the QB a lot on Sunday with all of the pass rushing talent and speed AZ has in the front 7. AZ has the talent defensively to hold SEA to no more than 21 points esp with their best RB on IR.

    On the other hand though SEA doesn’t have the talent to stop AZs elite offense that has more raw talent than maybe any other NFL roster. SEA lacks the pass rush against an excellent pass protecting OL and SEA lacks the pass coverage to contain AZs weapons offensively. Hopkins should go for this one, AJ Green looks like vintage AJ Green again, Christian Kirk is playing at an caliber on pace for well over 1000+YDs & rookie WR Rondale Moore w/ his elite speed:athleticism is an elite receiver in the making on pace for 650-700+YDs as a rookie as a #4WR which should tell u how good that kid is. Moore’s can stop, pivot and cut so fast it’s almost like he’s gliding running a 4.27 40, 6.79 3 cone n 42.5 in vertical . Moore is such a rare athlete, he reminds me of a mix between Tyreek Hill with his speed/explosiveness & Tyler Lockett with his speed, polish n intricacies as a route runner and he’s only getting better spending a lot of time w/ Larry Fitz (who’s one of the best route runners ever) working on his routes. TE Zac Ertz is still on of the premiere elite pass catchers/route runners at TE. Edmonds is out but James Connor is one of the better backs in the league this year, and RB/WR Eno Benjamin is an excellent back in his own right and teams need to worry about Kylers speed to.
    AZ has more play makers than SEA can reliably cover and I think we will see just how badly of a mismatch this off vs this defense is come Sunday. The Hawks don’t have two corners who can consistently shutdown Hopkins and Green, and now you add Kirk and Moore to that? As well as Zac Ertz absolutely abusing Jordyn Brooks (who’s just NOT GOOD in coverage) in pass coverage. Kyler Murray is going to get some Hawk cut by Monday morning working their #2 and nickel/dime CB, Ertz will abuse Brooks and a healthy Hopkins is a matchup vs DJ Reed or Brown that Hopkins will win 9 out of 10 times. AZs offense is going to bring more than SEA can handle and THEN SOME!!! I’m going with a healthy AZ Squad 34-17.

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