BRADY HENDERSON

Seahawks injury updates: Tyler Lockett ‘feels the best he’s felt’ since knee injury, Pete Carroll says

Oct 12, 2016, 2:34 PM | Updated: 4:41 pm

Pete Carroll says the knee injury WR Tyler Lockett sustained against the Rams has improved. (AP)...

Pete Carroll says the knee injury WR Tyler Lockett sustained against the Rams has improved. (AP)

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RENTON – The bye week came at a good time for the Seahawks, and not just because of quarterback Russell Wilson’s ankle and knee sprains. Wide receiver Tyler Lockett has been dealing with a knee injury of his own. Coach Pete Carroll said Wednesday that it’s improved.

“He looks really good. He feels very good,” Carroll said. “I made a point of hanging with him today, and we’ll see how he gets through the week, of course, but he feels the best he’s felt and he’s ready to kind of get out there and get running around and really get going.”

The Seahawks listed Lockett as a full participant in practice Wednesday.

Lockett injured his knee in Week 2 against Los Angeles, leaving that game and then returning. While he’s been able to play through it since then, he’s been limited. Lockett has been on the field for roughly 33 percent and 23 percent of Seattle’s offensive snaps the last two weeks compared to about 61 percent last season, according to snap counts from Pro-Football-Reference. He’s caught only one pass for 13 yards over the last two weeks while also ceding some of his kickoff-return duties to Paul Richardson and C.J. Spiller.

“He’s a little frustrated by the last couple weeks that he couldn’t contribute more,” Carroll said.

Carroll said defensive tackle Jarran Reed “looks good” and is still on track to play Sunday after missing Seattle’s last game with a hip injury. Reed is listed as a limited participant Wednesday.

“It’ll be important to see how he comes out of the practice,” Carroll said. “Trainers think he’s in good shape and ready to go. We anticipate that he’ll be able to contribute.”

The situation is less clear with running back C.J. Prosise, who has been practicing but hasn’t played since breaking a bone in his hand in Week 1. He’s had to wear a cast that has made it difficult to handle the ball.

Carroll on Monday said Prosise was having a test to evaluate his hand and gave the impression that it could be another week or two before he’s able to ditch the cast. He said Wednesday that Prosise is trying out a new protective device on his hand.

“Well, we’re going to see,” Carroll said when asked about the results of Prosise’s test. “He’s going to be wearing a different thing on his hand today and we’ll see how that goes. We’re really just going one day at a time now.”

The Seahawks listed Prosise as a full participant Wednesday.

Defensive end Frank Clark (hamstring) didn’t practice Wednesday. There was no further word on his status as Carroll spoke before practice.

For Atlanta, All-Pro wide receiver Julio Jones (knee) didn’t practice Wednesday. The Falcons made him available to the media, something teams don’t typically do with players whose status is in question due to injury.

Here’s the Seahawks practice report for Wednesday:

Did not participate

• RB Thomas Rawls (fibula)
• DT Quinton Jefferson (thumb)
• DE Frank Clark (hamstring)

Limited participation

• DT Jarran Reed (hip)

Full participation

• TE Nick Vannett (ankle)
• QB Russell Wilson (ankle/knee)
• TE Jimmy Graham (knee)
• WR Tyler Lockett (knee)
• RB C.J. Prosise (wrist)

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