Seahawks’ Jordan Hill, Demarcus Dobbs ruled out vs. Baltimore

Dec 11, 2015, 1:38 PM | Updated: 3:13 pm
Seahawks defensive end Demarcus Dobbs will miss his second straight game with a concussion. (AP)...
Seahawks defensive end Demarcus Dobbs will miss his second straight game with a concussion. (AP)
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RENTON – The Seahawks will be missing two members of their defensive-line rotation Sunday against Baltimore as tackle Jordan Hill and end Demarcus Dobbs have been ruled out. Both players missed Seattle’s last game – Hill because of a toe injury and Dobbs with a concussion – and neither practiced this week.

Aside from running back Marshawn Lynch, who has been ruled out as he recovers from abdominal surgery, everyone else on Seattle’s roster is expected to be available.

Coach Pete Carroll confirmed that Lynch is back at the Seahawks’ facility to continue his rehab as is tight end Jimmy Graham, who had surgery last week to repair the patellar-tendon tear that ended his season. Carroll said he still doesn’t have a firm estimate on when Lynch will be able to resume playing. Earlier this week, he seemed less confident in the initial projection that Lynch could be back within 3 to 4 weeks of his surgery, which was on Nov. 25.

“We’re still just gonna wait,” Carroll said of when Lynch might return. “It’s a day-to-day thing that really will be week-to-week. Not this week for sure. We’ll see what happens next week.”

Seattle’s injury list is a short one this week even with Lynch, Hill and Dobbs out. The only other players to miss practice at any point were defensive linemen Cliff Avril and Michael Bennett, but their absences weren’t injury-related.

Baltimore isn’t nearly as fortunate on the health front. Left tackle Eugene Monroe has been ruled out, tight end Crockett Gilmore is listed as doubtful and quarterback Matt Schaub is questionable after missing all three days of practice this week. That’s in addition to 18 players who are either on injured reserve or the physically unable to perform list.

Jimmy Clausen would start in Schaub’s absence. If so, he would become only the sixth quarterback in NFL history to start for two different teams against one opponent in the same season. Clausen was the Bears’ starter when Seattle shut out Chicago 26-0 at CenturyLink Field in Week 3. Clausen went 9 of 17 for 63 yards in that game.

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