Inactives: Seahawks very healthy for Wilson’s return vs Packers

Nov 14, 2021, 12:18 PM | Updated: 5:42 pm
Seahawks QB Russell Wilson...
Seahawks QB Russell Wilson passes against the Los Angeles Rams during the first half at Lumen Field. (Steph Chambers/Getty Images)
(Steph Chambers/Getty Images)

The Seahawks’ Week 9 bye came at a great time as the team is as healthy as it has been in some time for Sunday’s showdown at Lambeau Field against the Green Bay Packers.

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The big news for the Seahawks is that star quarterback Russell Wilson will return under center after missing three games with an injured right middle finger. Seattle’s offense will also get a boost with the return of rookie receiver Dee Eskridge, the team’s second-round pick, as he is active for the first time since suffering a concussion in Week 1.

Unfortunately for Seattle, starting running back Chris Carson (neck) is not active against the Packers despite returning to practice this week. He has yet to be added back to the team’s 53-man roster.

As for the Seahawks’ inactives, only linebacker Cody Barton (quad) is missing this game due to injury. Both he and cornerback Bless Austin (non-injury related) were ruled out on Friday. Quarterback Jacob Eason, center Austin Shepley, rookie offensive tackle Stone Forsythe and defensive tackle Robert Nkemdiche, all of whom are healthy, join Austin and Barton as Seattle’s six inactive players for Week 10.

Al Woods, who was listed as questionable to play (non-injury related), is active.

Defensive end L.J. Collier, the Seahawks’ first-round pick in 2019, is active for just the third time this year and the first time since Week 5. He has been a healthy scratch six times this season after starting every game for the Seahawks last season.

For the Packers, they also get their star quarterback back for this game as Aaron Rodgers is active after missing last week’s game with COVID-19. Defensive lineman Kenny Clark (back) and rookie cornerback Eric Stokes (knee) are active for Green Bay, but star left tackle David Bakhtiari (knee) will not suit up against the Seahawks.

Rounding out Green Bay’s inactives list are receiver Equanimeous St. Brown, safety Vernon Scott, tight end Dominique Dafney and defensive lineman Kingsley Keke.

Coverage of the game, which is set for a 1:25 p.m. kickoff, is carried on 710 ESPN Seattle and KIRO Radio 97.3 FM. For info on how to stream the broadcast online, click here.

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