2021 Schedule

2021 Schedule
2-3, 3rd in NFC West

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The Seahawks elevated quarterback Jake Luton and receiver Phillip Dorsett from their practice squad for Sunday night's game vs. Pittsburgh. Luton will back up Geno Smith with Russell Wilson on IR. Dorsett joins DK Metcalf, Tyler Lockett, Freddie Swain and Penny Hart as Seattle's available WRs. It's Luton's first elevation, Dorsett's second. Both will revert back to the practice squad Monday and Dorsett will have to be added to the 53-man roster indefinitely to play again after Sunday night.

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Here's the Seahawks' final injury report of the week, updated with Friday's practice participation. Russell Wilson got some more work in before he and Chris Carson were placed on IR. Backup OT Cedric Ogbuehi was also ruled out. DK Metcalf is good to go with his lingering foot injury, as is Bobby Wagner with his bruised knee from the Rams game. Everyone other than Wilson, Carson and Ogbuehi is considered healthy enough to play Sunday night vs. the Steelers.

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Russell Wilson is listed as a limited participant Thursday. He can practice as much as his finger injury allows until the Seahawks put him on IR (assuming they do). Not a good sign that Chris Carson didn't practice after Pete Carroll said Wednesday he would. DK Metcalf was also limited. He's been listed for weeks with a foot injury. It's limited him in some practices but he has yet to miss a game. Bobby Wagner, who bruised his knee vs. the Rams, returned to practice as limited.

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Bobby Wagner said one issue with the pass defense last week was that the Rams ran routes much deeper than the Seahawks had seen on film. As for turning around their last-ranked defense, the captain of that unit said: "I feel like we have the people, we have the confidence, we have the players to execute and we have the players to get this right. This is our time, our turn to step up as a defense and we will. It's going to be a personal challenge to make sure that happens."

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The tall order facing the 2-3 Seahawks: turn around their last-ranked defense and get enough from Geno Smith to keep them afloat until Russell Wilson gets back. Asked about Wilson's absence, defensive captain Bobby Wagner said: "We understand the task at hand. We understand that there's a lot of people that are counting us out, a lot of people that believe that we can't do it. We proved people wrong in the past before and I don't see why the future doesn't turn out that exact same way."

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Rookie fourth-round pick Tre Brown is coming back from the knee injury that landed him on IR. Pete Carroll said he's "full go" and wants to see Brown pick up where he left off, saying the Seahawks were about to give Brown a look at left cornerback when he got hurt in the summer. Carroll wouldn't say whether Brown is still on the left side. "We drafted him to let him compete for the job and see what would happen and we're sticking to that," Carroll said. "That's what's happening now."

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On waiving Tre Flowers, Pete Carroll said it was "time for a change" and that he wanted to let him latch on with another cornerback-needy team. He said Flowers never asked him to be cut. Carroll mentioned the need to finish plays "and come back when you don't" as Flowers' biggest shortcoming, perhaps a reference to his iffy ball skills and how hard he would take mistakes. "I love that guy. I love the kid and I've been working with him as close as anybody I've worked with since I've been here."

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Russell Wilson was wearing a helmet and going through warmups before Wednesday's practice, according to The Seattle Times, but he's listed as a non-participant. Pete Carroll said the team is taking all the time it has to make the best choice on whether to put Wilson on IR. They'd have to do so by Saturday for the Pittsburgh game to count towards the three he'd have to miss while on IR. Carroll said Chris Carson was in the morning walk-through and the plan is for him to practice Thursday.

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NFC West roundtable: Breaking down the quarterback situations for the Cardinals, Seahawks, 49ers and Rams.

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The Seahawks have waived CB Tre Flowers, as expected, and re-signed QB Danny Etling to their practice squad. The Flowers move leaves them with an open roster spot that they could use to activate Tre Brown off IR to give them a fourth outside CB on their 53. At QB, they have an injured Russell Wilson and Geno Smith on their 53. Jake Luton and Etling are the two QBs on their practice squad, but Luton could be elevated for Sunday night's game.

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The Seahawks worked out Blake Bortles Tuesday but are not expected to sign him at this time, a source tells ESPN. With Russell Wilson hurt, Geno Smith and Jake Luton are their only healthy QBs, so they'll have to make a move there whether it's elevating Luton from the practice squad and/or adding someone else. Seattle placed a practice-squad protection on Luton and TE Ryan Izzo, ensuring the option of elevating them for Sunday's game at Pittsburgh. No other team can sign them in the meantime.

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Team Stats

Passing Yards247.0Tied-15th
Rushing Yards104.019th
Points For24.0Tied-13th
Points Against25.212th