The Seahawks head into week 17 with a mostly healthy football team.
The Seahawks Wednesday injury report had six players who missed practice and six players who were limited. But there are no new real injuries and the same players who missed week 16 in Seattle’s victory over the Rams are the same players in doubt for Sunday’s 2020 finale against the San Francisco 49ers.
Tight end Greg Olsen missed practice but mostly just to rest his injured foot. Against Los Angeles caught one of his two targets for 15 yards. But the fact that Olsen was on the field at all is a bit amazing as he was expected to possibly miss months, not weeks, after injuring his foot in week 11. (Oddly enough, in Seattle’s week 8 victory over the 49ers, Olsen did not catch any of his 4 targets.)
Guard Mike Iupati, who missed the Rams game, still did not practice due to a neck injury. He is probably unlikely to play against the 49ers but Jordan Simmons has done well when he has needed to step in for Iupati.
Running back Carlos Hyde missed Wednesday’s practice but with an illness and is expected to be fine by Sunday. Hyde could be a valuable back in the postseason as he is able to grind out tough yards and is the perfect back up to Chris Carson.
Speaking of Carson, he was limited on Wednesday, but likely Olsen, the reason for being limited is mostly to rest his foot. The same goes for Carlos Dunlap (foot), Jarran Reed (chest) and Duane Brown (knee). None of these three were full go on Wednesday but mostly for rest.
Right tackle Brandon Shell, who has missed most of the last five weeks, was limited in practice and is still trying to come back from an ankle injury so there is a chance he will miss week 17.
San Francisco is in far worse shape than the Seahawks. The 49ers had nine players sit out practice, including cornerback Richard Sherman and receivers Brandon Aiyuk and Deebo Samuel. All of these players have been ruled out for the Seahawks game.