SEATTLE SEAHAWKS

Seahawks Insider: Pete Carroll waiting to see if Justin Britt can return from ankle injury

Oct 26, 2017, 9:53 AM | Updated: 10:23 am
Seahawks C Justin Britt...
Seahawks C Justin Britt isn't crazy about the NFL's emphasis on holding. (AP)
(AP)

Justin Britt finished Sunday’s Seahawks win over the Giants, playing the final three quarters after suffering a sprained ankle.

Whether he will be able to start Sunday’s game against Houston remains an open question as he sat out Wednesday’s practice and won’t practice until Friday at the very earliest.

Carroll: Freeney to make Seahawks debut Sunday; updates Lane’s status

“We’re thinking he’s working to get back this week,” coach Pete Carroll said. “It’s going to be a challenge, but we’re thinking that. By Friday, we’ll decide whether he can practice or not. We’ll give him a couple of days here.

If Britt is out, the Seahawks will face a question: Start Ethan Pocic at center and leave Mark Glowinski to man left guard, or promote Joey Hunt from the practice squad to fill in at center.

“Practice-wise we’re really working Mark and Ethan at left guard,” said Tom Cable, offensive line coach, “as well as Ethan at center and then Joey at center as well. Kind of covering all of our bases here a little bit.”

Britt missed six plays in Sunday’s game with Pocic filling in. Pocic played center for most of his career at LSU.

“He jumped right in,” Cable said. “No issues. He’s got so much of it in his background. We practice it every day. He gets a certain amount of snaps at center so not worried about that. He’s ready to play.”

But the Seahawks are still hoping Britt will be practicing by Friday, which would render all the contingency plans moot.

Danny and Gallant Show

Seattle Seahawks

Seahawks Lions...
The Associated Press

Seahawks cooking on offense but getting burned on defense

While the Geno Smith-led Seahawks rolled up 555 yards, the third most in franchise history, the defense allowed 520 yards to a depleted Detroit offense.
1 day ago
Seahawks Coby Bryant...
Brandon Gustafson

Bump: Seahawks’ struggling D has bright spots in rookies Bryant, Woolen

Despite a down game from the defense, two Seahawks rookies stepped up with big plays against the Lions in the 48-45 win.
2 days ago
Seahawks Geno Smith...
Brandon Gustafson

Carroll: How Geno, Waldron had Seahawks’ offense ‘ripping’ vs Lions

After the Seahawks' 48-45 win over the Lions, Pete Carroll hit the Seattle Sports airwaves to discuss his offense, especially Geno Smith.
2 days ago
Seahawks Geno Smith...
Stacy Rost

Rost: Seahawks’ struggles on D aren’t surprising, but offense masking that is

That the Seahawks' D has struggled isn’t news. That the offense has been good enough to distract everyone from that is a surprise, though.
2 days ago
Seahawks...
SeattleSports.com Staff

Seahawks Instant Reaction: Seattle Sports on 48-45 win over Lions

The voices of Seattle Sports weigh in on the Seahawks' 48-45 win over the Detroit Lions on Sunday in Week 4 of the NFL season.
3 days ago
Seahawks Geno Smith...
Brandon Gustafson

Let Geno Cook? Seahawks’ opened-up offense shining with Smith at helm

After two conservative games to open the season, the Seahawks and Geno Smith have drastically improved offensively, especially in Week 4.
3 days ago
Seahawks Insider: Pete Carroll waiting to see if Justin Britt can return from ankle injury