Are we ready for some football? No doubt Seahawks fans are, but will have to wait one day longer than usual. before facing the Giants on Monday night. Interestingly, the Seahawks are seen as slight underdogs despite -- at least in theory -- being the better team.
In this respect, the Seahawks did win last season's matchup, 27-13. Although it should be noted that game was in Seattle, whereas this year's clash will take place at the Meadowlands. Mind you, the Sahawks have already proved they can win in a hostile environment, as per their Week 2 victory in Detroit against a good Lions team.
One of the biggest challenges facing the Seahawks, is their seemingly ever-growing injury list. In this respect, Friday's report was the longest of the season yet, with 18 players listed. Here is an individual breakdown of every player on the report.
Seattle Seahawks injury report from Saturday
Did Not Participate in Practice
Charles Cross (toe): Cross has been listed as doubtful for Monday night, but take this as meaning he's definitely out. The left tackle has yet to participate in practice, since suffering his toe injury during the home-opener against the Rams. Fortunately for the Seahawks, their offensive line has done pretty well during his absence.
Coby Bryant (toe): Bryant is an interesting one in that he is also listed as doubtful, which should mean he won't face the Giants. However, as per Mazvita Maraire of Cascadia Sports, head coach Pete Carroll said the cornerback is making the trip. We still don't expect him to play though, after he sat out practice all week.
Dre'Mont Jones (hip): Jones has sat out practice all week with a hip injury. He sustained the injury last weekend versus the Panthers. The defensive end is listed as questionable and even though the Seahawks are optimistic he will play, we have our doubts.
Tre Brown (concussion): We'd previously predicted Brown would miss the Giants game and unfortunately it became official on Friday. After leaving last weekend's game, he's been in concussion protocol ever since. Now the main concern for the cornerback is that he does not suffer any lingering effects, and makes a full recovery.
Artie Burns (hamstring): Burns is the other player who has officially been ruled out for Monday night's game. It's a tough break for the cornerback, who missed a second day of practice on Saturday. The indication is he suffered his injury during Thursday's session, but regardless, he will obviously be hoping his absence is short-term.
Evan Brown (quadricep): Brown has had his game preparations compromised for a second consecutive week, this time due to a quadricep issue. He's listed as questionable to face the Giants, but the belief is he will play. If not, the Seahawks have a capable replacement at center with Olu Oluwatimi.
Noah Fant (knee): Fant was the one new addition to the injury report on Saturday. He sat out practice altogether and has perhaps unsurprisingly been listed as questionable for the game versus the Giants. Regardless, the expectation is that the tight end will play.
Limited Participation in Practice
Full Participation in Practice
Julian Love (hamstring): Love will be the first to admit he hasn't played up to his potential since arriving in Seattle. Playing his former team could be just what the Doctor ordered, to get himself back on track. After limited practice for two days, the safety fully participated on Saturday and is good to go.
Quandre Diggs (hamstring): Diggs has made encouraging progress throughout the week. From sitting out on Thursday, the safety was a limited participant on Friday and practiced fully on Saturday. As a result, he will face the Giants in the Meadowlands.
Will Dissly (shoulder): Dissly is making steady progress, after missing all practice sessions in the lead-up to the Panthers game and then sitting out. This past week saw him in limited participation on Thursday and Friday, before practicing fully on Saturday. The tight end is officially listed as questionable, but should be good to go against the Giants.
Jamal Adams (knee): The return of Adams is finally here, after not playing since sustaining his devastating injury in Week 1 last season. The Seahawks have taken an extremely cautious approach with the safety, which will now finally (hopefully) pay off. He has participated fully in practice all week with no setbacks, and will start on Monday night at the stadium of his former team.
Riq Woolen (chest): Woolen will also make a welcome return on Monday night, after missing last weekend's game. Yes he's only been out one game, but the secondary is extremely banged up at the moment. The cornerback has practiced fully all week and will start along with Adams, to bolster the defense.
Derick Hall (knee): Hall has already had his physical challenges this season, with the knee issue just his latest. On the positive side, he advanced from sitting out practice to fully participating a day later on the Saturday. The linebacker is listed as questionable, but is on the positive side of 50/50 to play.
Phil Haynes (calf): Haynes is another player who's made encouraging progress, after missing the Panthers game. From sitting out on Thursday, to partial involvement on Friday and finally, full practice on Saturday. As such the guard will be back on Monday night, to face the Giants.
DK Metcalf (ribs): Mecalf's ribs injury is just a continuation from the previous week. Sustained in Detroit, it didn't stop him playing the Panthers despite sitting out most of the time in the lead-up to the game. Similarly, the wide receiver will likely play on Monday night despite his questionable status.
Jarran Reed (quadricep): With the defensive line still a work in progress, the last player the Seahawks can afford to lose is Reed. The nose tackle was a nightmare last weekend, highlighted by 1.5 sacks against the Panthers. He's taken full part in practice the last two days and will face the Giants in the Meadowlands
Darrell Taylor (shin): It was a shock to see Taylor leave the Panthers game, just because of how durable he's been for the Seahawks. However, he looks good after missing practice on Thursday but then fully taking part the next two days. As a result, the linebacker will be playing on Monday night.
Uchenna Nwosu (ankle): It's been an interesting week for Nwosu, who was initially listed as having an achillies injury which could have had long-term implications. However, this was down-graded to an ankle issue on Friday and he's now practiced fully for two straight days. The linebacker will play on Monday night.