The Seahawks have had a bad season for injuries. That’s breaking news, right? Thankfully, Seattle seems to be getting some players back. Coach Pete Carroll updated where the health of Seattle stood on Friday.
First, the good news for the Seahawks. Earl Thomas will definitely play on Sunday. Can you imagine a Seattle secondary against Philadelphia without Richard Sherman, Kam Chancellor and Thomas? Sunday’s game will be daunting enough, but it would be hopeless without the free safety.
Bobby Wagner, making a great case for himself as the NFL’s defensive MVP this season, will also play. Wagner has been bothered by a hamstring injury for the last couple of weeks. He played with the injury against the 49ers, however, and played well. But of course he played well; He is Bobby Wagner, after all.
Mike Davis and Shaquill Griffin are also likely to play. Griffin is perhaps Seattle’s best cornerback without Sherman, but was unable to play against San Francisco. He also missed all but two snaps against the Falcons.
Davis was somewhat productive against the 49ers in limited snaps. He did run powerful and showed agility, though. Funny how when he, J.D. McKissic and Chris Carson play, the running game metaphorically wakes up. Otherwise, with Eddie Lacy and Thomas Rawls, the running backs appear to be taking a long and non-restful sleep.
Nazair Jones and Dion Jordan look like they will not play on Sunday. Jones turned his ankle in practice this week. Jordan is dealing with a neck injury and will miss his second straight game.
Hopefully Jones’ injury is not too extensive. He has been a very productive rookie lineman and has a long future in Seattle.