RENTON, Wash – Pete Carroll stated on Wednesday that the Seattle Seahawks will likely be without Pro Bowl cornerback Riq Woolen for their Week 3 game against the Carolina Panthers.
Woolen sustained a chest injury early in the second quarter of Seattle’s overtime win over the Detroit Lions in Week 2 and did not return. not need to be placed on injured reserve, but Carroll reported that he is “pretty sore” and would need a “pretty good recovery” to return this week.
Jamal Adams, a Pro Bowl safety, may be out for at least another week for the Seahawks. Adams has been on Seattle’s active roster, but he has not played in the first two games as he continues to recover from a severed quad tendon he suffered in the season opener last year.
Adams was activated from the physically unable to perform list on August 24, but only participated in walk-throughs until last week, when he returned to practice. All three days, he was listed as a limited participant.
Carroll stated, “There is always the possibility that he could play because he is practicing with us.” “I hope he will go all out today and have a wonderful week. We intend to ensure that we don’t do it until the precise moment, so we’re attempting to gauge that based on how he feels and other factors. He is ecstatic about how near he is now. So we shall see what transpires.”
After hosting the Panthers on Sunday, the Seahawks face the New York Giants on “Monday Night Football” at MetLife Stadium, followed by a bye week.
Adams exercised without restriction His replacement, Julian Love (hamstring), was among nine non-participants on Wednesday. Also included in this group were nickelback Coby Bryant (toe) and nose tackle Jarran Reed (groin). DK Metcalf (ribs) also missed practice but said he’s fine after taking a hard hit near the goal line and exiting the Lions game for a short time.
The Seahawks bolstered their cornerback depth in the aftermath of Bryant and Woolen’s injuries by promoting veteran Artie Burns from their practice squad as part of a series of roster moves announced on Wednesday. Burns, a 2016 first-round draft pick of the Pittsburgh Steelers, was promoted from the practice squad for Seattle’s first two games and played 33 defensive back plays in sub packages.
if you. The third-year cornerback replaced Woolen against Detroit and made a critical play, a pick-six that increased Seattle’s fourth-quarter lead to 10 points. In addition, he recorded a sack, forced fumble, and a pass defense.
Brown started at left cornerback in the season opener, while rookie Devon Witherspoon was inactive due to a hamstring injury that hampered him for the majority of training camp. The fifth overall decision, Witherspoon, had a mixed debut against Detroit. He broke up a fourth-down pass and was in coverage on another fourth-down throw that was incomplete, though he also allowed a touchdown when he bit hard on a flea-flicker.
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Also on Wednesday, the Seahawks signed Philadelphia Eagles practice squad tight end Brady Russell, dismissed outside linebacker Tyreke Smith, and placed rookie defensive end Mike Morris on injured reserve. Morris, a fifth-round selection, needs shoulder surgery to terminate his season. Russell gives the Seahawks four tight ends on their 53-man roster, but Carroll said Will Dissly’s shoulder injury held him out of Wednesday’s practice.
Carroll stated that outside linebacker Boye Mafe (knee) and inside linebacker Devin Bush (shoulder) did not practice on Wednesday but are expected to participate against the Carolina Panthers after missing Week 2.
The prognosis of left tackle Charles Cross for Week 3 is uncertain due to the sprained big toe he sustained against the Detroit Lions. Wednesday was not practice day for him.
Carroll remarked, “He is improving.” “He is gaining confidence and making headway. It is a daily observation to determine how he is progressing.”
Carroll had no new information regarding the return of right tackle Abraham Lucas. The knee of Lucas, who was placed on IR last week, was recently operated on.
“He could already detect a slight improvement, which is a positive sign,” Carroll said. “Sometimes the effect requires a considerable amount of time to manifest. He is moving and navigating without difficulty. He has continued to exercise as he has been able. I don’t have any timeline for you on that, but excellent results so far.”
Despite starting reserves Stone Forsythe and Jake Curhan at left and right tackle, Seattle only allowed one quarterback hit against Detroit, which occurred during a long-developing Geno Smith scramble.
The Seahawks added left tackle Jason Peters, age 41, to their practice squad after Cross and Lucas were both injured in the season opener. Peters, who is in his 20th NFL season, did not receive a promotion for the contest against Detroit. Carroll was not optimistic that he would play in Week 3.