The Seahawks held a light practice this morning before boarding a plane and heading to New Orleans for this Sunday’s match-up against the Saints. Again this week, the Seahawks injury report is lengthy, with plenty of players either ruled out or listed as doubtful just two days before the game. On the bright side, Russell Okung practiced fully today and will start on Sunday against the Saints.
Three Seahawks were ruled out today. Colin Cole will miss another game while continuing to recover from an ankle injury, leaving the defensive line thin yet again this week. Mike Gibson and Anthony McCoy are also out dealing with knee and ankle injuries.
Michael Robinson, Brandon Stokley and Golden Tate are all listed as doubtful this week. Tate sprained an ankle against the Oakland Raiders and has been unable to recover since. Stokley is still dealing with a nagging calf injury.
Matt Hasselbeck, Russell Okung, Lofa Tatupu and Earl Thomas are all listed as probable. Thomas was excused from practice today for family reasons and should be available in New Orleans. Hasselbeck has been working with the team in practice all week and shouldn’t be limited by his broken left wrist on Sunday. It is, however, in a cast.
The Seahawks and Saints take the field this Sunday at 1:05 p.m. on Fox.