The Seattle Seahawks have had their share of injuries to key players in 2021. But on the Thursday before week 12’s matchup with the Washington Football Team, Seattle was missing six injured players. Seattle was actually missing nine players altogether, but three of them were resting veterans. Seattle didn’t technically have practice, but that doesn’t make things less concerning. Because the NFL requires teams to submit injury reports the Seahawks had to put their list out and it wasn’t good.
While missing so many players is bad, one way of looking at this is that the Seahawks play on Monday night this week. That means Thursday’s practice was really more like a regular Wednesday practice because Seattle gets an extra day in week 12. A lot of Wednesdays, Seattle sits players simply to rest or avoid worsening whatever injury they may have.
Still, six players is a lot to miss. Washington, in comparison, was missing only three players. Of the six not able to practice Wednesday were left guard Damien Lewis and receiver DK Metcalf. Metcalf has been dealing with a foot issue nearly all season but has played through it. Lewis has an elbow injury.
Seattle Seahawks dealing with injury issues before week 12
Running back Rashaad Penny and cornerback Tre Brown also missed. Brown, as we likely all know now, is done for the season after he injured his patellar tendon and had medial and lateral retinacular tears. Brown was just beginning to show he could be a long-time starter at corner for Seattle. Penny, again as we all know, is made of glass and there is no way of assuming he could play on even five snaps, let alone an entire game.
Offensive tackle Jamarco Jones (back) and edge rusher Benson Mayowa (knee) also missed practice.
Tackle Duane Brown, edge rusher Carlos Dunlap and right guard Gabe Jackson were the veterans who sat out simply for rest. All three should be able to play Monday.
At least cornerback D.J. Reed, who was clearly missed against the Cardinals in week 11, practiced, although he was limited. Reed has a knee injury.
For Washington, starting center Tyler Larson has a knee issue and didn’t practice, nor did tight end Ricky Seals-Jones or offensive tackle Sam Cosmi. Washington did have seven players practice only in a limited fashion, but at this point they are still healthier than the Seahawks entering week 12.