Seahawks versus Jets final injury report: Seattle gets good news

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The Seahawks desperately need a victory in Week 17 over the New York Jets to keep their playoff hopes alive. Seattle is getting an important player back. However, many other important guys might not go.

But let’s start with the very good news. Receiver Tyler Lockett broke his finger in Week 15, had surgery, and missed Week 16, but is looking to be ready to return in Week 17. Lockett was a full participant in practice on Friday and was able to catch passes and even punts. Having him back against a very good Jets secondary is going to help fellow receiver DK Metcalf and the offense overall.

Seattle also will have Kenneth Walker III. Walker ran for over 100 yards in Week 16 against the Chiefs but has been dealing with an ankle injury for weeks. Seattle needs to have as many of its key players available in the last two games of the year as they likely need to win out to have a chance at the postseason and having Lockett and Walker could go a long way toward the team earning a win against New York.

Tyler Lockett expected to play for Seahawks in Week 17

Now for the not-great news, though. Running back Travis Homer (ankle), right tackle Abe Lucas (knee), safety Ryan Neal (knee), and defensive tackle Al Woods (Achilles) are all listed as questionable. Seattle’s defense actually played decently against the Chiefs without Neal and Woods so maybe they can survive the Jets. But Lucas, a rookie who has had a fantastic season and is excellent at run-blocking, being out would be very bad against a very good Jets front seven.

The Seahawks will probably be without WR3 Marquise Goodwin as well. Goodwin is the only Seahawk listed as doubtful. He is dealing with shoulder and wrist injuries.

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For the Jets, backup cornerback Brandin Echols (quad) and receiver Jeff Smith (knee) are out. While backup defensive end Vinny Curry (elbow), guard Nate Herbig (ankle), and safety Lamarcus Joyner (hip) are all questionable. Joyner, though, was a full participant in practice on Friday and should play.