The Seahawks will be without a number of players in Saturday's preseason opener, including safety Kam Chancellor and offensive lineman J'Marcus Webb.
RENTON — Coach Pete Carroll offered a lengthy list of players who won’t play in Saturday’s preseason opener in Kansas City:
- S Kam Chancellor
- OL J’Marcus Webb
- RB Thomas Rawls
- TE Jimmy Graham
- DT Jordan Hill
- RB C.J. Prosise
- RB Zac Brooks
- WR Kasen Williams
- WR Kevin Smith
- WR Deshon Foxx
- DT Sealver Siliga
Webb won’t play because of a twisted knee, Carroll said, but he didn’t think it was a significant injury. Chancellor is out with a groin injury.
Carroll said he thinks many of those guys should return next week, and Rawls and Graham are both still slowly rehabbing from offseason surgeries.
A few additional notes:
- With Webb out, Carroll said Garry Gilliam will start at right tackle and Bradley Sowell will start at left tackle. Gilliam has spent most of the offseason working at left tackle.
- Guard Jahri Evans, who the team signed last week, will play. Carroll also said Evans has lost a few pounds since signing with the Seahawks.
- With Rawls, Prosise and Brooks out at running back, rookie Alex Collins should get a heavy workload. Collins missed part of this week with injury but will play, and he’s looked impressive so far during training camp. Now the Seahawks need to see what he does with contact and game situations. Christine Michael is expected to start at running back with Rawls out.
- Carroll said he was excited to see Troymaine Pope at running back. Pope is an undrafted rookie out of Jacksonville State.