Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll said defensive tackle Jason Jones is doubtful for Sunday’s game against Detroit due to an ankle injury.
Jones did not practice at all this week, but according to Carroll will make the trip with the rest of the team to Detroit.
This will be the first game Jones will miss this season if he can’t play on Sunday. Jones grew up just outside of Detroit in Southfield, Mich. He has 2.5 sacks on the year.
If Jones can’t go, rookie defensive tackle Greg Scruggs likely will see more time on third downs as a pass rusher.
“They’re a different style,” Carroll said, when asked if Jones and Scruggs have a similar skill set. “J.J. (Jones) just has a whole way about him. He’s so long, and he’s got that kind of slither about him. Scruggs is a little more classic, but Scruggs is a better pass rusher than we thought. We didn’t know that he would have the creativity that he has. So he has a chance to be a real good player for us.”
Offensive lineman John Moffitt (knee) made it through practice this week, but will be listed as questionable for Sunday. And even if Moffitt is available, Carroll said he’ll be used more as depth and not as a starter.
Carroll said that receiver Doug Baldwin (ankle) and cornerback Byron Maxwell (hamstring) have been ruled out of Sunday’s game.
Marshawn Lynch (back) is probable for Sunday.
Carroll also said that Golden Tate had a nice, bounce back week after his struggles catching the ball against San Francisco. Both Tate and Braylon Edwards will play at split end on Sunday, but Carroll would not say whether or not Tate will start.
Carroll also said the team has made a decision on whether or not defensive back Walter Thurmond will be activated from the PUP list this week, but he did not share that decision with reporters.
Earlier this week, Carroll seemed to indicate the team was going to wait another week to bring Thurmond off the PUP list.
Offensive lineman James Carpenter is this year’s recipient of the Ed Block courage award, an honor voted on by teammates which goes to the player who exemplifies commitment to the principles of sportsmanship and courage.
Carpenter won the award for his diligent work in rehabbing from a torn ACL that cut short his 2011 season.
Defensive end Red Bryant received the award in 2011.