The Seahawks have played all season without excellent linebacker K.J. Wright. Wright will be out once again this Sunday when Seattle plays the Raiders.
The Seahawks are maintaining pretty decent overall health going into week six of the 2018 NFL season. But all year they have played without linebacker K.J. Wright. And Wright will be out this Sunday when Seattle plays Oakland too.
Wright had his knee scoped in preseason and hasn’t played since. What was seemingly expected to be a two-to-three week absence has turned into much more. And Seattle seems to have no idea when Wright will return. At least the Seahawks have a bye week after the Raiders game. Maybe Wright can play in week eight.
Two other players missed practice on Wednesday too. Rookie defensive end Rasheem Green has an ankle issue. Green hasn’t played since week three versus Dallas. He hasn’t been able to do a whole lot in his first season, but if healthy Green should be a productive player.
More problematic is tight end Nick Vannett missing practice with some kind of back injury. The tight ends for the Seahawks have been instrumental in creating a good run game this year. But Seattle lost rookie Will Dissly in week four for the rest of the year with a patellar injury.
Vannett is a good blocker and can catch a pass or three. He has had back issues in his past and that is concerning. Back injuries take a long while to heal, if they ever do. The Seahawks re-signed Tyrone Swoopes this week. I wonder if Seattle is already considering Vannett out this week?
In more happy news, Doug Baldwin, Ethan Pocic, Russell Wilson and David Moore were all listed on the injury report but were all full participants in practice. All four of these players will play Sunday. Wouldn’t it be awful if the Seahawks had to play without Wilson?