The Seattle Seahawks play the Bengals from Cincinnati on Sunday in Week 6 of the 2023 season. Seattle had a bye week in Week 5 and is relatively healthy entering the game. Seattle only has two players who were officially listed as out in the final injury report and they are cornerbacks Coby Bryant (toe) and Artie Burns (hamstring). Neither has played for weeks now.
Left guard Damien Lewis was listed as doubtful due to an ankle injury he suffered in Week 4 so his playing in Week 6 seemed unlikely. At least Seattle has a little bit of depth to replace Lewis as Evan brown has quality experience as both a center and guard in the NFL and has been successful at both.
Guard Phil Haynes could even be replaced by Anthony Bradford as rookie Bradford is a huge human who seems to play better each week and the more he gets playing time. He's better against the run right now than the pass, but Cincinnati isn't good against the run so that fits in Week 6.
Who is inactive for the Seattle Seahawks in Week 6?
One of the bigger concerns heading into the game was that Drew Lock tweaked his ankle in practice and was listed as questionable before the game. In preparation, the Seahawks signed Holton Ahlers to the practice squad. Ahlers went through training camp and the preseason with the Seahawks so he should at least know the offense fairly well. He is left-handed, though, so that flips things a bit should he ever have to enter a game.
The Bengals will be missing linebacker Akeem Davis-Gaither but receiver Tee Higgins is playing. Cincinnati managed to get through Week 5 without Higgins, but the Seahawks seem better than Cincinnati's opponent last week, the Arizona Cardinals.
Seahawks inactives Week 6
- Linebacker Devin Bush (a little bit of a surprise)
- Cornerback Artie Burns
- Offensive lineman McClendon Curtis
- Left guard Damien Lewis
- Raiqwon O'Neal