Seahawks C Pocic (concussion) may miss matchup with Rams
A second consecutive missed practice because of a concussion could mean that Seattle starting center Ethan Pocic will be on the sideline when the Seahawks visit the Los Angeles Rams on Sunday.
Pocic’s concussion was diagnosed in following the Seahawks’ 44-34 loss in Buffalo last Sunday. He played the whole game for the offense, appearing on all 65 snaps. He did not practice Wednesday or Thursday, making it hard to satisfy completion of the NFL’s concussion protocol before this week’s game.
The Seahawks, who lead the NFC West at 6-2, one game better than both the Rams and the Arizona Cardinals, have piled up the most points in the conference (274), trailing only the Kansas City Chiefs (286) for tops in the league.
Seattle’s backup center is Kyle Fuller, who is in his third year in the NFL and the first with the Seahawks. He was suspended for the first two games this season for violating the league’s substance-abuse policy.
He would step in as Seattle is set to face the Aaron Donald-led Rams defense. Donald, a defensive tackle, has racked up 81 sacks in his seven seasons in the NFL, all with the Rams. He is a two-time league Defensive Player of the Year.
Seahawks offensive coordinator Brian Schottenheimer gave Fuller a vote of confidence Thursday.
“If Ethan doesn’t play, Kyle Fuller is a guy that we’ve got a lot of confidence in,” Schottenheimer said. “I thought he had an unbelievable training camp. Probably one of the most improved players that we had.”
Pocic is in his fourth season, all with the Seahawks, after they selected him out of LSU in the second round of the 2017 draft. He has started all eight games this season.
–Field Level Media