Seahawks Reveal Final Week 2 Injury Report
Set to travel to Pittsburgh for their first road test of the 2019 season, the Seahawks should have several players ready to make their debuts in Week 2.
As indicated by their absence from the team’s final injury report, Seattle will welcome back left guard Mike Iupati and first-round pick L.J. Collier, who have each been sidelined since late July. Iupati has been nursing calf and foot injuries, while Collier suffered a rare ankle sprain during the opening week of training camp.
When asked whether or not Iupati would return to the lineup when healthy over Ethan Pocic, coach Pete Carroll told reporters “it’s his job” and the veteran earned the right to play. Collier will have to compete for playing time with Jadeveon Clowney, Quinton Jefferson, and Rasheem Green all capable of playing base defensive end.
Among other players who spent time on the injury list this week expected to play against the Steelers, receiver Tyler Lockett (back) returned to practice on Thursday and will be back in the starting lineup. Jefferson (hip), rookie cornerback Ugo Amadi (shoulder), and center Justin Britt (knee) will also suit up and be active for the Seahawks.
Seattle will likely enter this game without starting defensive tackle Poona Ford, who suffered a calf strain last weekend in a 21-20 season opening win over the Bengals and is listed as doubtful. Cornerback Neiko Thorpe (hamstring) and safety Tedric Thompson (hamstring) also are listed as doubtful and unlikely to play.
If Ford and Thompson can't go, expect undrafted rookie Bryan Mone and third-year safety Lano Hill to replace them in the starting lineup.
Center Joey Hunt, who according to Carroll has made great progress with a high ankle sprain, has officially been ruled out. Receiver David Moore also isn’t ready to play as his broken humerus bone continues to heal, but could be back next week against the Saints.
The only real question mark for Seattle heading into Sunday’s contest remains veteran defensive end Ziggy Ansah, who was held out of the opener as he works his way back from offseason shoulder surgery. He’s listed as questionable and will likely be a game-time decision.