Just as Pete Carroll told us earlier today, the Seattle Seahawks are healthy heading into Sunday’s NFC Wild Card contest at Washington.
Running back Marshawn Lynch (back) was a limited participant in practice today. Others who have been dealing with lingering injuries, including Leroy Hill, Sidney Rice, Breno Giacomini and Red Bryant practiced fully today.
But that’s not the case for the Redskins.
Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III was a full participant at Wednesday’s practice, although he will continue to wear a brace to protect his balky knee according to the Washington Post
Griffin suffered a sprained lateral collateral ligament on Dec. 9 against Baltimore, forcing him to miss the following game at Cleveland.
However, Griffin said in a conference call with Seattle-area reporters today that he’s healthy.
“I’m 100 percent,” Griffin said. “Every time I step on that field, I’m 100 percent. My teammates know that. They know what I’m out there dealing with, I know what I’m out there dealing with, but when it comes to my mindset I’m 100 percent.”
Washington left guard Kory Lichtensteiger missed practice with a knee injury he suffered against Dallas last week. Linebacker London Fletcher (ankle), cornerback D.J. Johnson (knee) and quarterback Kirk Cousins (knee) also did not practice for Washington.
Safety DeJon Gomes (knee) was a limited participant in practice.
Linebacker Lorenzo Alexander (shoulder), defensive end Stephen Bowen (biceps), receiver Pierre Garcon (foot), cornerback DeAngelo Hall (elbow), linebacker Ryan Kerrigan (anke), cornerback Will Montgomery (knee), receiver Joshua Morgan (hand/foot), safety Jordan Pugh (ankle), punter Sav Rocca (right knee) and safety Madieu Williams (elbow) were all full participants.
Seattle offensive coordinator Darrell Bevell talked about addressing the struggles his offensive line had in protecting quarterback Russell Wilson against St. Louis last week.
“I think we had five in the first half, and we were able to get it corrected,” Bevell said. “People talked about it at halftime. It’s all kinds of things. Sometimes it’s us. I mean there are communications things we broke down on. Sometimes we need to get the ball out. Sometimes guys have to shake open, and sometimes the defense just does a great job.
“But it’s always something that you focus on, and it’s nothing that you ever have down I think. It can creep up just like it did last week, and we were able to rectify it, and get the communication squared away. And we did much better in the second half. Going into this game it’s the same thing.”
Bevell said that Washington zero blitzed against Dallas last week nine times in order to get pressure on Tony Romo, bringing everybody.
“That adds a whole new facet to it,” Bevell said. “You have to either be able to get it protected, or get the ball out quick because they’re going to have one more than you have. So that’s something we’ll have to be prepared for. And then there’s some different coverages that they do behind their pressure that we’re going to have to be prepared for as well.”