Metcalf, Lockett among 7 Seahawks questionable vs Giants in Week 8
The Seahawks face a surprisingly tough task on Sunday when they take on the 6-1 New York Giants, and they may be going into that matchup at less than full strength.
Seattle released its finally injury report of the week and it’s definitely the team’s most notable one of the year so far, with one player ruled out, one listed as doubtful and seven listed as questionable.
Star receivers DK Metcalf (knee) and Tyler Lockett (hamstring/ribs) are both questionable to play, as are linebacker Darrell Taylor (groin), defensive end Poona Ford (ankle), starting right guard Gabe Jackson (hip/knee), Jackson’s backup Phil Haynes (concussion) and reserve corner Sidney Jones IV (groin).
During his Friday press conference, head coach Pete Carroll said Metcalf, Lockett, Ford and Taylor are all gameday decisions as far as whether they’ll play against the Giants.
The Seahawks ruled out special teams ace Nick Bellore (concussion) and listed receiver Penny Hart (hamstring) as doubtful to play.
Metcalf suffered a knee injury in last week’s win over the Los Angeles Chargers in what Carroll described earlier this week as a patellar tendon injury. He did not practice Wednesday or Thursday and was limited on Friday. If he’s out on Sunday, it would be Metcalf’s first missed game at the NFL level since entering the league in 2019. Metcalf is second on the team in receptions (31) and receiving yards (418).
Lockett, meanwhile, was questionable last week after sitting out practice but played. He was a full participant at Thursday’s practice and was limited on Friday. He leads the team in receptions (41) and receiving yards (468).
Jackson has been out the last two weeks due to injury, and Haynes has started in his place. If neither can go, Jake Curhan likely gets the nod as he filled in for Haynes last week when he got injured. Jackson was limited in practice on Wednesday and Friday and practiced in full Thursday. Haynes did not practice Wednesday or Thursday but practiced in full on Friday.
Taylor did not practice Wednesday or Thursday but was a limited participant on Friday. He is tied for the team lead in sacks with Uchenna Nwosu and Quinton Jefferson with three.
Ford also didn’t practice Wednesday or Thursday and was limited on Friday. He hasn’t missed a game since 2019.