Wagner, Dissly and Jackson among 9 Seahawks out of 2021 season finale
The Seahawks ruled out All-Pro middle linebacker Bobby Wagner on Friday for the team’s 2021 season finale against the Arizona Cardinals, but two more notable players are also inactive for the 1:25 p.m. Sunday contest as well.
Joining Wagner, who has an injured knee, on the Week 18 inactives list are starting right guard Gabe Jackson and tight end Will Dissly. Both were listed as questionable to play as Jackson has a knee injury while Dissly is dealing with a heel injury.
Cornerback John Reid (concussion) and quarterback Jacob Eason (healthy scratch) round out Seattle’s five-man inactives list.
In addition to those five, the Seahawks are without four members of their 53-man roster due to COVID-19. Defensive end Alton Robinson, defensive tackle Al Woods, offensive lineman Kyle Fuller and strong safety Ryan Neal are on the reserve/COVID list. Woods and Fuller are pending unrestricted free agents while Neal is a pending restricted free agent.
With Wagner out, Cody Barton will start at middle linebacker alongside outside linebacker Jordyn Brooks. Barton filled in last week against the Lions for Wagner, who was injured on Seattle’s first defensive play, making eight tackles.
Phil Haynes is likely to start in place of Jackson at right guard. Haynes played left guard in place of Damien Lewis last week.
Colby Parkinson will jump up from Seattle’s No. 3 tight end to the No. 2 role in place of Dissly, who is a pending free agent. The Seahawks also added tight end Tyler Mabry to the 53-man roster late last week as starting right tackle Brandon Shell was placed on season-ending injured reserve. Rookie Jake Curhan will start in his place.
Neal, who has been filling in for the injured Jamal Adams, may be replaced by either Ugo Amadi, Nigel Warrior or Josh Jones, the latter of which was added to the gameday roster from the practice squad.
Along with Jones, cornerback Mike Jackson and wide receivers Cody Thompson and Aaron Fuller are practice squad elevations for the season finale for the Seahawks.
For the Cardinals, who are playoff bound and fighting for an NFC West crown, they are without running back Chase Edmonds, rookie receiver Rondale Moore, quarterback Trace McSorley, defensive back Marco Wilson, offensive lineman Joshua Miles, tight end Demetrius Harris and defensive lineman Jordan Phillips.
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