The Seahawks are as healthy as they have been all season heading into Saturday’s playoff game against the Rams.
For a split second on Sunday in the Seahawks victory over the San Francisco 49ers, things took a bleak turn. Jarran Reed left with an injury and Jamal Adams left with a shoulder injury and going into the playoffs without Reed and Adams would not have been a good thing. But both players should be able to play in the Wild Card round of the playoffs on Saturday versus the Los Angeles Rams.
In fact, Seattle has just players listed as questionable for Saturday. One is Reed, who has an oblique injury, and the other is cornerback Shaquill Griffin who appears to have strained a hamstring this week. Coach Pete Carroll said that Griffin’s hamstring injury is not on the same leg as the one that kept Griffin out several games earlier this season. Carroll also said that Griffin and Reed shouldn’t have a problem being active for the game.
What this also means is that all five presumed offensive linemen that started week one and form the Seahawks best five will play. Right tackle Brandon Shell has missed time with an ankle injury but will be back. So will left guard Mike Iupati who has been bothered with a neck injury.
There was also some good news about rookie edge rusher Darrell Taylor. Taylor was able to practice this week for the first time and if Seattle can make it by the Rams then Taylor might be available for games after that.
Los Angeles has three players listed as questionable, including quarterback Jared Goff. Goff missed the Rams final regular-season game after he broke his thumb against the Seahawks in week 16. A quarterback coming back so soon after a broken thumb, especially one that had to have surgery on it, seems unlikely.