SEATTLE SEAHAWKS

Seahawks Injuries: Eskridge and Penny doubtful, Reed and Lewis questionable vs Titans

Sep 17, 2021, 2:09 PM
Seahawks WR Dee Eskridge...
Seahawks WR Dee Eskridge breaks a tackle from Colts LB Darius Leonard. (Michael Hickey/Getty Images)
(Michael Hickey/Getty Images)

The Seahawks entered their Week 1 contest against the Indianapolis Colts with a very clean bill of health, with all six inactive players being healthy scratches.

Pete Carroll Preview: Seahawks HC breaks down Week 2 clash with Titans

That doesn’t appear to be the case for this Sunday against the Tennessee Titans, however.

Overall, the Seahawks are still very healthy, but three key members of the offense and a starter on defense are in danger of missing Seattle’s home opener.

On offense, wide receiver Dee Eskridge and running back Rashaad Penny are doubtful, and starting left guard Damien Lewis is questionable. On defense, starting cornerback D.J. Reed and defensive tackle Bryan Mone are questionable.

Eskridge, the team’s second-round pick this year, is dealing with a concussion, which knocked him out of Week 1 and has kept him sidelined during practice. He made his NFL debut last week and caught one pass for 6 yards and had two rushes for 22 yards.

Penny, Seattle’s first-round pick in 2018, has a calf injury that also caused him to leave last week’s game. He ran the ball two times for 8 yards.

Lewis, who started every game for the Seahawks last year, is battling  groin injury. He didn’t practice on Thursday as a result, but returned to practice on Friday. If he can’t start, Jamarco Jones could be the next man up. He’s listed as Lewis’ backup on the Seahawks’ website. But head coach Pete Carroll told reporters that Lewis looked good at practice on Friday, seeming to indicate he will play against the Titans.

Reed, like Penny, is dealing with a calf injury and Carroll said he looked good at practice on Friday. He also was dealing with a foot injury early in the week. If he can’t go, former UW standout Sidney Jones could see his first snaps with the Seahawks on defense.

Mone has an elbow injury and defensive tackle is a position group that the Seahawks don’t have much depth in, with Mone being one of three on the roster. The Seahawks do, however, have bigger defensive ends who have lined up inside, such as L.J. Collier, Kerry Hyder Jr. and Rasheem Green. The team also has Myles Adams, Jarrod Hewitt and Robert Nkemdiche as defensive tackles the practice squad who could be called up for Sunday’s game.

Carroll said Mone was doing well and “chomping at the bit” to play.

For the Titans, first-round rookie cornerback Caleb Farley (shoulder) is out. Outside linebacker Bud Dupree (knee), tight end Anthony Firsker (knee), linebacker David Long (hamstring) and linebacker Jayon Brown (hamstring) are all questionable.

Heaps: The 2 matchups that will determine whether Seahawks beat Titans

Seattle Seahawks

Seahawks Geno Smith...
Brandon Gustafson

Carroll: Importance of Seahawks’ win over Rams, Geno’s big finish

On the latest Pete Carroll Show, the Seahawks coach discussed his team's win over the Rams and the play and mentality of QB Geno Smith.
17 hours ago
Seahawks Kenneth Walker III...
Brent Stecker

Seahawks Injuries: Carroll on Kenneth Walker III, banged-up RBs

Seahawks coach Pete Carroll provided updates on three of Seattle's banged-up running backs during his weekly Monday morning show on Seattle Sports.
17 hours ago
Seahawks Geno Smith...
Stacy Rost

Rost: Seahawks still have questions, but Geno Smith has answered some

We now know the answers to many of the questions that surrounded Seattle Seahawks quarterback Geno Smith entering the season.
17 hours ago
Seahawks...
Brandon Gustafson

What feels good and what doesn’t from Seahawks’ win over Rams

The Seahawks came away with a much-needed win over the Rams, and Brandon Gustafson details what was and wasn't good from the game.
2 days ago
Seahawks Geno Smith...
SeattleSports.com Staff

Instant Reaction: Geno leads winning drive, Seahawks beat Rams 27-23

The Seahawks bounced back from two straight disappointing losses and a late deficit to beat the Rams. The voices of Seattle Sports react.
2 days ago
Seahawks DK Metcalf...
The Associated Press

Recap: Geno hits DK for late TD, Seahawks top Rams 27-23

DK Metcalf caught an 8-yard touchdown from Geno Smith with 36 seconds to play, and the Seahawks beat the spiraling Los Angeles Rams 27-23.
2 days ago
Seahawks Injuries: Eskridge and Penny doubtful, Reed and Lewis questionable vs Titans