The Seahawks will be hoping to get on the right side of .500 this weekend, when they face the Panthers. They are favorites entering the game, which takes place at Lumen Field versus a 0-2 team. However, nothing should be taken for granted, especially after losing the season opener at home against a supposedly lesser opponent.
The Seahawks are coming off a much-needed 37-31 overtime win in Detroit versus the Lions. However, there's still plenty to fix. For example, the defense is still a work in progress, with the pass rush being of particular concern.
Another significant area of concern is the Seahawks' ever-growing casualty list. This week has seen the longest injury reports of the season to date, and we're only in Week 3. Here's the breakdown of all the walking wounded, in the final injury report ahead of Sunday's game versus the Panthers.
Seattle Seahawks injury report from Friday
Did Not Participate in Practice
Charles Cross (toe): Despite making progress in his recovery, Cross was always unlikely to face the Panthers. This became official on Friday, when he missed practice for a third consecutive day and was ruled out for Sunday. The Seahawks have the luxury of taking a cautious approach with the left tackle, thanks to how the offensive line performed last weekend.
Cobe Bryant (toe): As with Cross, Bryant was the other player officially ruled out to play on Sunday. He did not practice all week and his absence had already prompted the signing of Artie Burns to the active roster. This is obviously a blow for the Seahawks, after Bryant had started their first two games of the season.
Will Dissly (shoulder): Dissly didn't practice all week, after sustaining his shoulder injury during the game in Detroit. Carroll admitted his tight end's shoulder is really bothering him, to the point the Seahawks signed Brady Russell off the Eagles' practice squad as cover. Dissly is listed as doubtful for Sunday, but take it a step further and assume he won't be playing the Panthers.
Riq Woolen (chest): Woolen is listed as the other player who is doubtful to face the Panthers. Similar to Dissly, he didn't practiced all week, with his injury representing another blow to the Seahawks' banged up secondary. Carroll says Woolen is really close and they should be able to count on him next week, so we'll predict this means he's not playing this Sunday.
Quandre Diggs (hamstring): Diggs was added to the injury report on Thursday, with Friday representing a second straight day of missing practice. Given the nature of the safety's injury, the Seahawks don't want to push their luck. He's listed as questionable to face the Panthers on Sunday but, as noted by Bob Condotta of The Seattle Times, he feels like he will play.
DeeJay Dallas (illness): Dallas was a new addition to the injury report on Friday. He showed up ill for practice and was sent home rather than remaining for practice. The running back is listed as questionable for the game, which makes sense given he needs plenty of sleep and rest, with the hope he feels better by Sunday.
Limited Participation in Practice
Julian Love (hamstring): Friday represented progress for Love, after missing practice for two consecutive days. He's still listed as questionable for Sunday, but it makes sense to be cautious with any hamstring issues. Suffice it to say, but the Seahawks will be hoping the safety can play given the situation with the secondary.
Phil Haynes (calf): Haynes was a limited participant in practice on Wednesday and sat out altogether on Thursday, alluding to picking up his injury during the former. As such, it was a positive step he was back to limited practice on Friday. Still, the guard has been listed as questionable for Sunday, making him a 50/50 proposition to miss his first game of the season.
Derick Hall (shoulder): Hall was a new entrant on the injury report, after hurting his shoulder during Friday's practice. As Carroll advised, the linebacker was iced and did not complete practice. Given he wasn't included on the Game Status list, the good news is the shoulder issue is nothing serious.
Full Participation in Practice
DK Metcalf (ribs): Metcalf sat out practice on Wednesday and Thursday, but the expectation all week has been that he will face the Panthers. Along these lines, the wide receiver participated fully in Friday's practice. Yes he's been listed as questionable for Sunday, but he feels fine and should be ready to play.
Jarran Reed (groin): After two days of no practice, Reed was a full participant on Friday. This is promising news, although the nose tackle is listed as questionable for the game at Lumen Field. We'll put him down on the positive side of 50/50 to play on Sunday.
Jamal Adams (knee): There was some concern on Thursday when Adams was limited in practice a day after fully participating. The safety was back to full participation on Friday but has understandably been listed as questionable to face the Panthers. While there's of course a chance he plays on Sunday, consider it more probable he finally make his return in Week 4 versus the Giants.
Damien Lewis (ankle): One of the most positive updates on the injury report concerns Lewis. The guard did not practice on Thursday, but was a full participant on Friday. He wasn't included on the game status list, so should start (as usual) on Sunday.
Devin Bush (shoulder): As with Lewis, there was positive news with respect to Bush. After missing the Lions game, the linebacker has made positive progress all week, including participating fully in Friday's practice. Caroll had said all along he was counting on Bush to face the Panthers, and this will become a reality after he wasn't included on the game status list.
Boye Mafe (knee): Completing the trio of positive updates, Mafe was also not included on the game status list. As with Bush, the linebacker missed the Lions game but Carroll was counting on him for this weekend. This will now come to fruition after Mafe fully participated in Friday's practice.