Brock Coyle, Will Tukuafu out for Seahawks against Green Bay
Fullback Will Tukuafu and linebacker Brock Coyle are among the four played the Seahawks ruled out Friday for their game Sunday at Green Bay.
Tukuafu suffered a concussion in last week’s game against Carolina and has not practiced at all this week. Marcel Reese, the former Raider and UW Husky, will be the lone active fullback after being signed earlier this week.
Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll said Reese and safety Jeron Johnson, who was also signed this week following Earl Thomas’ season-ending leg injury, “did fine” in practice and could play against the Packers.
Coyle will miss his second straight game with a sprained foot sustained in the Nov. 20 game against Philadelphia. He was limited in practice on Wednesday and Thursday but sat out Friday.
“His foot hasn’t responded as well as we’ve hoped,” Carroll said. “The sprain is still a factor. He couldn’t make it through today.”
Mike Morgan, Seattle’s starter at strongside linebacker, is questionable with a hip issue, but head coach Pete Carroll told members of the media Friday that he should be ready to play. Morgan was listed as a full participant in Friday’s practice after being limited Thursday and sitting out Wednesday. Morgan returned just last week from injured reserve following sports hernia surgery.
“Mike got some work done today so he should be ready to play,” Carroll said. “He’s just coming back from his first game after a long time and he was pretty sore this week, but I think he’s going to be fine. He’s dressing for the game, he’ll be ready.”
If Morgan wasn’t able to play Sunday, the Seahawks would be shallow at the strongside position as Coyle is the Seahawks’ preferred second option there.
Also out for Seattle’s defense is end Damontre Moore, who practiced Thursday but has a ligament strain in his foot, according to Carroll.
“Really it’s been bothering him for a couple weeks, and we need to rest him a little bit and see what it’s going to be like,” Carroll said. “He practiced full go yesterday. He was flying yesterday, but his foot shows up in MRIs and stuff so we’ve got to take care of him. He’s a pretty amazing kid, you would have never known he was hurt.”
Running back C.J. Prosise, who is still recovering from a broken shoulder blade suffered in the Philadelphia game, is the final player out for Seattle. Carroll said another two weeks will be needed before the Seahawks can get an idea of when Prosise could return.
On Seattle’s practice report for Friday, cornerback Richard Sherman and defensive end Michael Bennett were listed as not participating for non-injury related reasons. Tight ends Luke Willson and Brandon Williams, who both have knee injuries, were full participants along with wide receiver Paul Richardson (hamstring). Defensive tackle Ahtyba Rubin and tight end Jimmy Graham, who sat out a practice each for non-injury reasons earlier in the week, were also listed as full participants.
Here is Green Bay’s injury report:
• Out: LB Kyle Fackrell (hamstring), LB Nick Perry (hand).
• Questionable: CB LaDarius Gunter (illness), G T.J. Lang (foot), LB Blake Martinez (knee), LB Clay Matthews (shoulder), CB Damarious Randall (groin/illness), C/G JC Tretter (knee).
Also on Friday, the Seahawks waived LB Jordan Tripp off IR with an injury settlement, making him a free agent.