The Seahawks play the Cowboys on Sunday still missing two key players. But Seattle does get some players back too.
On Friday, the Seahawks announced their final injury report for Sunday’s Cowboys game. Seattle will be without receiver Doug Baldwin (knee) and linebacker K.J. Wright (knee). Also, left guard Ethan Pocic will not play with an ankle injury that popped up this week.
Seattle might also be missing linebacker Mychal Kendricks (ankle) and center Justin Britt (center). Kendricks would have taken the place of Wright. But if he is unable to play then the Seahawks would substitute Austin Calitro on run downs and Shaquem Griffin on pass downs.
If Britt can’t go then Seattle would start Joey Hunt. Hunt was the center on Seattle’s 99-yard drive in the fourth quarter against Chicago on Monday night. While Hunt doesn’t have great strength or size, he knows the offense extremely well. Hunt has amazed teammates in his time in Seattle by his knowledge of line calls. So organization along the line should not be an issue if Hunt starts.
In better news, the Seahawks will get back linebacker Bobby Wagner this week. Wagner, possibly the best linebacker in football, missed the Bears game. Seattle simply isn’t the same quality of team without Wagner on the field.
In a strange turn, though, safety Earl Thomas did not participate in practice on Friday. This does not appear injury related. The real reason Thomas did not show is unknown and coach Pete Carroll did not give specifics about why Thomas wasn’t at practice. Will Thomas play on Sunday? Who knows?