By Matthew Asher
It appears as though the Seahawks have finally caught a small break regarding the injury report. Already this season, Seattle has had 12, 13 and 16 players listed on their injury report, but for Monday Night’s game against the New Orleans Saints, only four players are listed for the Seahawks.
Three of the players listed are on offense. Backup cornerback Brandon Browner (groin) is the lone defensive player listed for Seattle. He did not practice at all this week and is still expected to be out for another several weeks. There’s an additional side story of Browner possibly being suspended for an entire year pending an NFL investigation, but that’s still a few more weeks down the road.
Marshawn Lynch (knee) is the only starter listed on this week’s injury report. Beast Mode was limited in practice on Thursday but was able to fully participate on Friday.
The final two Seahawks listed are wide receivers Jermaine Kearse (concussion) and Percy Harvin (hip). It’s been a week of complete opposites for the wide receivers as Kearse was able to fully participate the entire week and Harvin was unable to be involved in any of the practices.
While it’s great news that only four ‘Hawks are listed, the slight bad news is that New Orleans, who has had an extended time off thanks to their previous game being last Thursday against Atlanta, has the same number of injured players as Seattle does: four.
It’s split down the middle with two players on offense and the other two on defense. Starting right guard Jahri Evans (ankle) and backup running back Darren Sproles (ankle) are the two players listed on offense. Both men have been able to fully participate in practice this week.
On the defensive side of the ball, both players are backups. Chris Carr (hip.hamstring) has been limited in practice both Thursday and Friday and Glenn Foster has been unable to participate in practice the same days..
Kickoff is scheduled for 5:25 pm PDT.
- Probable: a 75% chance the injured player will be medically cleared for the game
- Questionable: a 50% chance the injured player will be medically cleared for the game
- Doubtful: a 25% chance the injured player will be medically cleared for the game
- Out: there is no chance the injured player will be medically cleared for the game
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Matthew Asher is a freelance journalist. From an early age, sports have played a major role in his life. He graduated from Emory University with a B.A. in Journalism. After college he spent 2 years working with CNN Sports and still occasionally writes sports articles for several publications both in the United States and Canada. His work can be found on Examiner.com.