Seahawks’ Justin Britt missed second straight practice; Richard Sherman returns
The Seahawks have injury issues beyond their backfield and secondary.
Center Justin Britt missed his second straight practice on Thursday, Seattle’s injury report citing an issue with his ankle as the reason. That puts Britt’s status for Sunday’s game in Tampa Bay in question. His backup is rookie Joey Hunt, a sixth-round pick who’s played all of three offensive snaps this season.
He was one of nine Seahawks who didn’t practice Thursday. That number was 11 on Wednesday. The Seahawks entered their last game as healthy as they’ve been all season and came out of it more banged up than ever.
Seattle’s defensive line will almost certainly be missing end Michael Bennett, who had arthroscopic knee surgery and is expected to miss his fifth straight game. The Seahawks signed Damontre Moore to help out in his absence, but he’s also missed two straight practices this week because of a foot injury.
Bennett is one of three defensive starters Seattle will be without on Sunday along with free safety Earl Thomas and cornerback DeShawn Shead, who both have strained hamstrings.
Linebacker Brock Coyle missed his second straight practice Thursday because of foot injury. His absence would leave Kevin Pierre-Louis and Jordan Tripp as Seattle’s options to start at strong-side linebacker. Pierre-Louis was a full participant Thursday after being limited Wednesday.
Cornerback Richard Sherman and tight end Jimmy Graham were also full participants Thursday after not practicing Wednesday.
Did not participate
• DE Michael Bennett (knee)
• RB C.J. Prosise (shoulder)
• RB Troymaine Pope (ankle)
• C Justin Britt (ankle)
• WR Tanner McEvoy (toe)
• LB Brock Coyle (foot)
• DE Damontre Moore (foot)
• CB DeShawn Shead (hamstring)
• FS Earl Thomas (hamstring)
• QB Russell Wilson (knee)
• TE Jimmy Graham (knee)
• LB Kevin Pierre-Louis (hamstring)
• CB Richard Sherman (ankle)