Michael Bennett, Doug Baldwin among four Seahawks starters listed as questionable vs. St. Louis
The Seahawks began the week unsure about the statuses of left tackle Russell Okung or strong safety Kam Chancellor. Wide receiver Doug Baldwin and defensive lineman Michael Bennett have since joined them as injury-related question marks heading into Sunday’s game against St. Louis.
All four players are listed as questionable, a designation that technically amounts to an estimated 50 percent chance of playing. Neither Okung nor Chancellor practiced at all this week, which means they might be even less likely to play than their questionable status suggests. Baldwin and Bennett were both full participants in Friday’s practice, a positive sign for their potential availability.
Okung strained his calf last week against Cleveland while Chancellor missed the game with a bruised tailbone. Baldwin missed practice Wednesday and Thursday due to an injured hamstring while Bennett was limited those days due to a recurring issue with his toe.
Tight end Anthony McCoy (knee/ankle) and defensive tackle Jordan Hill (toe) are listed as doubtful. Coach Pete Carroll indicated at the start of the week that neither player was ready to resume practicing.
The Seahawks have only four wide receivers on their active roster, so Baldwin’s questionable status could necessitate an addition. Former Husky Kasen Williams is one of four receivers on Seattle’s practice squad along with Deshon Foxx, Antwan Goodley and Douglas McNeil. If Seattle were to add a receiver or make any other move to reinforce its roster for Sunday’s game, it would have to be made by Saturday afternoon.
Jermaine Kearse was on Seattle’s injury report this week but he’s listed as probable as are cornerbacks DeShawn Shead and Jeremy Lane and defensive end Cliff Avril.