RENTON – The Seahawks listed running back C.J. Prosise and defensive tackle Tony McDaniel as limited participants in Wednesday’s practice. That they’re back on the practice field is an encouraging sign for their chances of playing in Saturday’s divisional-round game at Atlanta, but it’s far from a sure indication that they will, especially in Prosise’s case.
He’s practicing this week for the first time since he broke his scapula in Week 11, which was the fourth injury to sideline him during his rookie season dating back to the spring and training camp. The Seahawks are hoping he can play Saturday but don’t sound like they’re necessarily counting on it.
“He’s going to have to go full speed and let it rip,” coach Pete Carroll said Tuesday of what he’ll need to see in practice this week from Prosise. “If he’s holding back, he won’t play.”
McDaniel didn’t play in Seattle’s wild-card win over Detroit because of a concussion he suffered in Week 17. The NFL’s concussion guidelines require a player to be cleared before returning to practice, not just before he can resume playing in games. So his participation Wednesday indicates he’s been cleared.
Fullback Marcel Reece is/was another question mark because of a foot injury from last week’s game, but he wasn’t listed on Wednesday’s practice report. By definition, that means he was a full participant, so his prospects for Saturday are looking good.
Tight end Jimmy Graham and running back Thomas Rawls didn’t practice Wednesday, with the absences listed as not injury-related. Graham typically gets a rest day each week, and Rawls is presumably getting one after taking a bit of a beating while carrying 27 times last week.
Safety Jeron Johnson (knee) was listed as limited while wide receiver Paul Richardson (foot) was a full participant.