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DK Metcalf and Tyler Lockett each gameday selections vs. Giants. This is the most recent on their accidents.

RENTON — The excellent news for the Seahawks on the receiver damage entrance Friday?

DK Metcalf was listed as questionable for Sunday’s recreation in opposition to the New York Giants after being a restricted participant in apply and doing greater than coach Pete Carroll had thought he may with the star receiver nursing a knee damage suffered final Sunday in opposition to the Chargers.

“He ran round at present and did some stuff and seemed fairly good,” Carroll mentioned. “Form of simply based mostly on the preliminary response to what occurred and all that we would not have thought that attainable. However he was on the market doing a little stuff. So it was a superb, constructive step at present.”

The dangerous information on the Seahawks receiver damage entrance?

Tyler Lockett, who appeared on the best way to full well being earlier within the week, was additionally listed as questionable for the sport and a restricted participant in apply after coming down with a brand new indirect damage, which the crew formally listed as ribs on the damage report .

“He feels slightly little bit of an indirect factor, type of one thing occurring that he felt yesterday (Thursday) for the primary time,” Carroll mentioned after Friday’s apply.

So will both, each or neither play Sunday? Carroll performed it as imprecise as attainable. When requested if they’re game-day selections, Carroll mentioned “yeah I’d suppose so. … If I might ask any person I’d. I can not, I haven’t got anyone to ask, so we simply have to attend.”

The prospect of the Seahawks being with out their two finest receivers — or as a minimum, neither being 100% — is clearly lower than excellent going right into a recreation in opposition to a 6-1 Giants crew that’s possibly the shock of the NFL.

However that additionally may imply Seattle will merely lean extra on its working assault, which has averaged 169.6 yards the previous 5 weeks and now goes in opposition to a Giants crew permitting 144.4 dashing yards per recreation, 28th within the NFL.

Lockett performed his lowest share of snaps of the season — 65 — in Sunday’s 37-23 win over the Chargers after sitting out all week in apply because of a hamstring damage.

However he appeared on his well past that when he was listed as a full participant in apply on Thursday and having met the media beforehand to say his hamstring felt “all proper.”

Metcalf suffered what Carroll described as a patellar tendon damage late within the first quarter of Sunday’s recreation and was carted off the sphere.

Metcalf didn’t apply Wednesday or Thursday, however was on the sphere Friday doing warmups throughout the early a part of apply open to the media. Lockett was not seen throughout that portion of apply.

Seattle has 4 different receivers on its 53-man roster in Dee Eskridge, Marquise Goodwin, rookie Dareke Younger and Penny Hart. Carroll earlier within the week mentioned Hart wouldn’t play as he battles a hamstring damage. However he was listed as uncertain Friday, indicating a minimum of a slight shot of taking part in, although he didn’t apply.

Seattle additionally has 5 receivers on its apply squad — JJ Arcega-Whiteside, Cade Johnson, Kevin Kassis, Bo Melton and Easop Winston — and will elevate one among them for depth if wanted.

Bellore out, Homer more likely to step in on particular groups

The Seahawks dominated out just one participant for the sport—linebacker/fullback Nick Bellore, with a concussion suffered in opposition to the Chargers.

Bellore’s main function is on particular groups — he’s the special-teams captain and has performed 144 special-teams snaps this yr, in line with Professional Soccer Reference, 25 greater than anybody else on the crew.

However Carroll mentioned a few of Bellore’s special-teams snaps might be taken by working again Travis Homer. Homer has missed the final 4 video games with a rib damage however returned to apply this week. Homer must be promoted to the 53-man roster to be eligible to play Sunday and Carroll indicated that can occur. Seattle has one opening on its roster so it could not should make a corresponding transfer so as to add Homer.

“Luckily T-Homer is coming again and he has been only a centerpiece of our particular groups for a very long time and it is a large enhance to get him again,” Carroll mentioned. “Little bit completely different roles however we have now been in a position to transfer some stuff round in order that we will get these guys to play and thankfully not simply have an enormous spot there that we won’t fill, so getting Homer again helps a bunch.”

5 others listed as restricted, together with Taylor, Ford

Together with Metcalf and Lockett, the Seahawks listed 5 different gamers as questionable — linebacker Darrell Taylor (snout), cornerback Sidney Jones IV (snout), defensive finish Poona Ford (ankle), guard Phil Haynes (concussion) and guard Gabe Jackson (hip /knee).

Haynes and Jones have been every listed as full individuals in apply, indicating they’re going to have the ability to play. Taylor, Ford and Jackson have been every listed as restricted, indicating they might even be trending towards having the ability to play (Ford and Taylor didn’t apply on Wednesday and Thursday).

Carroll characterised all 5 as game-time selections.

“All of these guys that you’re asking about are type of in the identical vein in that we have now to attend and see how they do and the way they reply to the work at present and all of that,” he mentioned. “We actually will not know till Sunday. We need not know till Sunday.”


— Cornerback Tre Brown returned to apply this week for the primary time since struggling a knee damage final Nov. 21 and Carroll mentioned he made numerous progress. “He was on the market getting common reps, so he is had a superb week of labor,” Carroll mentioned. “He’ll simply begin making his bid for competing to get some taking part in time which simply makes us higher. I am actually comfortable for him. It has been a very lengthy haul for him.”

— A win Sunday would tie Carroll for 18th in NFL historical past for mixed teaching wins at 168 with longtime Vikings coach Bud Grant. Carroll considers Grant one among his mentors, having coached defensive backs with the Vikings in 1985, Grant’s ultimate yr as head coach (Carroll then stayed on at Minnesota till 1989). “That may’t be proper, that does not appear proper,” Carroll mentioned this week. “How can that presumably be proper? It does not appear proper, he is manner on the market to me and at all times might be. I will let you understand (the way it feels if it occurred). I do not also have a assertion to make about that.”

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