Six Seahawks start on the PUP list
Now is not the time to take any chances with players that might already be a little nicked up entering training camp. Heck, even when preseason games begin many of the expected starters won't be much if at all. So while six Seahawks are beginning camp on the Physically Unable to Perform list, it doesn't mean that most of them won't be ready for Week 1. Also, many of the names aren't surprises to begin on PUP.
The six players are linebacker Jordyn Brooks, safety Jamal Adams, cornerback Woolen, nose tackle Austin Faoliu, nose tackle Bryan Mone, and tight end Noah Fant. Fant might be the most surprising name to show up because it went a bit under-the radar that he had minor knee surgery this offseason. Him not practicing seems more of a precaution and the expectation is Fant is ready for the beginning of the season.
Adams (leg) and Brooks (knee) weren't expected to be practicing currently and the hope that is that they can return at some point in 2023. Carroll did say "it's possible" that both players might be back by Week 1, though. He doesn't expect that, but he's saying there's a chance.
Woolen hurt his knee in minicamp and it required a minor surgery. He should also be back by Week 1, but there was an implication from the Seahawks that he would be ready by the start of training camp and clearly, he isn't. So that's a bit worrisome.
Faoliu (knee) and Mone (knee) are huge surprises either. Mone might be out for a while still, however. Faoliu is just battling to make an NFL roster so he will need to be ready sooner than later. Once he returns, he might move Jarran Reed back to more of a traditional defensive tackle spot. Wait..Reed was playing what?