Seahawks Doug Baldwin and Michael Bennett were full participants in practice Friday while Russell Okung and Kam Chancellor all sat out. All four are listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the St. Louis Rams.
If participating in practice on Friday means anything — and it often does — then receiver Doug Baldwin and defensive tackle Michael Bennett appear to be less questionable for Sunday’s game against the St. Louis Rams then left tackle Russell Okung and strong safety Kam Chancellor.
All four were were listed as questionable on the team’s injury report Friday, meaning that they have officially a 50-50 chance to play against the Rams.
But Baldwin (hamstring) and Bennett (toe) were each listed as full participants in Friday’s practice while Okung (calf) and Chancellor (pelvis) sat it out. Neither Okung nor Chancellor have taken part in a practice all week.
Baldwin had not practiced until Friday while Bennett was a limited participant earlier in the week. That each took part in Friday’s practice would seem to indicate a greater chance they play on Sunday.
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Listed as out is tailback Marshawn Lynch, who will miss his sixth straight game with an abdomen injury that required surgery on Nov. 25. And listed as doubtful — officially meaning only a 25 percent chance of playing — are tight end Anthony McCoy (ankle) and defensive tackle Jordan Hill (toe). Neither McCoy nor Hill participated in practice this week — Hill has not played since the win over the Steelers on Nov. 29 while McCoy missed last week’s win over the Browns.
Aside from Hill, McCoy, Lynch, Chancellor and Okung, everyone on the team was a full participant Friday.
Bennett has dealt with a nagging toe injury much of the season, an injury he re-aggravated against Baltimore.
But the injury has not caused him to miss any time and Bennett has not missed a game since 2011 and has played in all 46 regular season games since returning to Seattle prior to the 2013 season, including starting all 30 the last two years. He also has played in 719 of a possible 882 snaps this season, 81.5 percent.
Baldwin is dealing with a hamstring issue that has caused him to sit our practice all week. But coach Pete Carroll said on Thursday that he thought Baldwin would be able to play, while adding that a final decision might not come until gametime.
Seattle has just four receivers on its 53-man roster and could add one by Saturday to increase the depth with Baldwin questionable (Jermaine Kearse is also listed as probable with a calf injury but was a full participant in practice on Thursday). One possible candidate to be added is Kasen Williams, a former Skyline High and UW star who has been on the practice squad all season. Seattle has three other WRs on its practice squad — Deshon Foxx, Douglas McNeil III and Antwan Goodley.
Okung suffered a calf injury last week that caused him to sit out the fourth quarter against the Browns. He will be replaced by Alvin Bailey if he cannot play.
Chancellor has not practiced since injuring his pelvis/tailbone in the win at Baltimore. Kelcie McCray replaced Chancellor for the win against the Browns and will get the call again if Chancellor can’t go.
Cornerbacks Jeremy Lane (knee) and DeShawn Shead (ankle) were each listed as probable and were full participants in Friday’s practice.