7 Seahawks questionable to play against Rams
RENTON, Wash. (AP) — Safety Bradley McDougald, running back Chris Carson and right guard D.J. Fluker headlined a list of seven Seahawks players listed as questionable to play Sunday against the Los Angeles Rams.
McDougald (knee), Carson (hip) and Fluker (calf) each were forced out of last week's game against the Los Angeles Chargers due to their injuries. Only McDougald was able to get any practice work in this week for the team as he was limited in Friday's workouts.
All three are expected to be game-time decisions.
Delano Hill, a third-round pick in 2017, would make his first career start in place of McDougald if he is unable to play. It would leave the Seahawks with a starting secondary consisting entirely of players in their first or second year in the NFL against one of the league's most explosive offenses.
"He had a good week," head coach Pete Carroll said of Hill. "These are two really good weeks. I mentioned it to you at the end of last week, too, that he had really stepped up in the preparation, he got a lot of work."
Mike Davis is set to go in place of Carson with first-round pick Rashaad Penny and C.J. Prosise available as well. Carroll wouldn't say who would start in place of Fluker, but Ethan Pocic would be the most likely option.
Linebacker K.J. Wright (knee), defensive tackles Shamar Stephen (foot) and Nazair Jones (illness) and guard Jordan Simmons (calf) are also listed as questionable.
Carroll indicated that Wright and Jones should be able to play. Stephen had been away from the team this week getting treatment on his injured foot but has told the team he expects to be able to play as well.
Cornerback Neiko Thorpe is doubtful to play due to a groin injury. It would be the third straight game he's missed due to injury.
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