The main news on Friday was Seahawks head coach Jim Mora said that there’s a slight chance that Josh Wilson could play on Sunday, but more than likely Kelly Jennings, not Ken Lucas, will get the nod at cornerback.
Mora said Jennings has steadily improved each week, and gives the team the best opportunity for success against Minnesota on Sunday.
Wilson supplanted Ken Lucas as the starting cornerback opposite Marcus Trufant against Detroit two weeks ago. Mora said that Wilson is the starter for now, but that all three are in the mix as possible starters in the future.
“Josh has kind of won the position,” Mora said. “If he’s healthy he’s there. If he’s not playing, it’s kind of we’re going to with Kenny or Kelly, depending on who we feel is maybe performing a little better at the time. And so it’s kind of a little bit of a feel thing each week.”
Mora said that safety Jamar Adams will be up if Wilson can’t play.
Chris Spencer (thumb) is OK, according to Mora and should be ready to go on Sunday.
It looks like Sean Locklear also will get his second straight start at left tackle, and likely will see a lot of Minnesota’s Jared Allen on Sunday. Mora said Locklear will get some help at times against Allen.
“I don’t know if you can do it all the time, though,” he said. “The guy’s got to go out there, and he’s got to face him and he’s got to win. I think you can limit yourself to some things you can do down the field when you do help.”
Marcus Trufant (concussion) practiced again today and should be ready to go on Sunday. Trufant suffered the injury when he dove in to help stop Arizona’s Chris “Beanie” Wells on the 4th and 1 play on Seattle’s goal-line stand against the Cardinals.
Craig Terrill (shoulder) returned to practice today and is questionable
Darnell Dockett was fined $7,500 by the NFL for elbowing Matt Hasselbeck in the throat.
Cornerback Bryant McFadden also was fined $5,000 for a face mask against T.J. Houshmandzadeh that was called in the game.
Cardinals running back Wells was fined $5,000 for hitting Seattle safety Deon Grant after the whistle, and Grant was fined $5,000 for instigating the confrontation.
Seattle safety Jordan Babineaux was fined $7,500 for a horse-collar tackle against Anquan Boldin.
Here’s the injury report.
RB Julius JOnes (bruised lung) is out.
CB Josh Wilson (concussion) is doubtful.
DT Craig Terrill (shoulder) is questionable.
C Chris Spencer (thumb/back) and CB Marcus Trufant (concussion) are probable.
For Minnesota, CB Antoine Winfield (foot) is doubtful.
WR Bernard Berrian (hamstring) and CB Karl Paymah (ankle) is questionable.
LB E.J. Henderson (knee), CB Benny Sapp (groin), FB Naufahu Tahi (ankle), QB Brett Favre (groin/hip), DE Jayme Mitchell (illness) are all probable.