The Seahawks had some players return to practice on Thursday before week 11’s matchup with the Cardinals but four other players missed due to injury. Carlos Dunlap also missed practice but he doesn’t have an injury; He missed practice due to a personal matter.
First, the good news. A day after missing practice completely, left tackle Duane Brown (hip) and receiver DK Metcalf (foot) did practice on Thursday. Brown was still limited but this is clearly better than not being able to practice at all and implies he might be OK to play on Sunday.
Metcalf, who has been dealing with a foot injury for most of the season, was a full participant on Thursday so should have no issues playing against the Cardinals.
Now the bad news. We already know Seahawks running back Chris Carson is out indefinitely with a neck issue but on Thursday Alex Collins, who has done a pretty decent job of being the main back in Carson’s absence, did not practice at all due to a groin issue. On Wednesday, Collins was limited in practice so he seems to have digressed from Wednesday to Thursday.
Key Seahawks miss practice on Thursday ahead of Cardinals game
Tight end Gerald Everett missed his second straight day of practice with a groin injury as well. Friday might be decision day on whether Everett is able to play. After catching 8 passes against the Packers, Everett appears to be more and more to the offense so his absence would be felt.
Defensive lineman Kerry Hyder, Jr. and offensive tackle Jamarco Jones both missed Thursday’s practice as well and both missed Wednesday so it appears more and more unlikely that they will play Sunday.
Also, safety Jamal Adams (groin), cornerback D.J. Reed (groin and knee) and left guard Damien Lewis (shoulder and hip) were all limited in practice. Hopefully, these three key Seahawks were simply limited due to mostly the need to rest instead of any threat they might miss week 11.
On the Cardinals side, quarterback Kyler Murray (ankle) practiced again but was limited so his status for the game is still up in the air. So is his backup, Colt McCoy (pectoral). McCoy was also limited in practice. Completely missing practice was star safety Budda Baker (heel), receiver DeAndre Hopkins (hamstring) and offensive lineman Justin Pugh (calf), among others.