Seahawks versus Falcons: Final injury report for week one
By Lee Vowell
Who is healthy and who is hurt for the Seahawks in week one of the 2020 regular season.
The Seahawks, like most every other NFL team heading into week one of the 2020 season, are a fairly healthy bunch. Seattle will definitely only be without one offensive lineman, Cedric Ogbueshi, and he is a backup. That said, hopefully, all the starters stay healthy so the backups aren’t needed.
Seattle did limit Duane Brown in practice late this week but coach Pete Carroll said that is simply to rest the big guy in hopes he can play a full season. Brown, of course, is the one offensive lineman the Seahawks cannot afford to lose as he is the left tackle and has the most skill.
Slot receiver Phillip Dorsett is questionable with a foot injury he appears to have been dealing with for some time. Seattle needs Dorsett’s speed out of the slot and the worry would be that even if he is fit to play how much will his quickness be impacted? If Dorsett cannot play, this likely means more snaps for David Moore (not a slot receiver) and rookie Freddie Swain (who is one).
Tight end Will Dissly was limited in practice on Friday but, like Brown, this appears due to giving Dissly time to rest. Dissly has been very good in his first two seasons but also has gotten hurt early in both years. Let’s see if he can stay healthy in 2020.
The Falcons, Seattle’s week one opponent, isn’t much more injured. So the teams should compete at mostly full-strength. Atlanta will be without cornerback Kendall Sheffield who started 11 games as a rookie in 2019. The Falcons are really young as it is in the secondary so even losing Sheffield could affect them.
Rookie defensive lineman Marlon Davidson is questionable but participated in practice on Friday so will likely play. Left guard and former-Seahawk James Carpenter didn’t dress for practice on Friday but also wasn’t listed on the official injury report.