Week Five Injury Report: Rams At Seahawks
Week five is upon us as the Los Angeles Rams head to enemy territory to take on the Seattle Seahawks on a short week. The Rams are coming off a loss to the Arizona Cardinals while the Seahawks are coming off a road win against the San Francisco 49ers. The Rams need to pull out a tough win in Seattle to avoid falling behind in the division standings. Let’s look at the injury report this week and discuss how it may affect the outcome of the game.
Los Angeles Rams
Outside of Cam Akers and Justin Hollins being on injured reserve, there is no news to report here. The Rams thankfully made it out of Arizona healthy. Hollins was missed against Kyler Murray, and he will be missed facing Russell Wilson as well. Hopefully, the edge rushers and defense as a whole can step up this week without him as they try to contain another mobile quarterback. The Rams injury report is clean this week.
The Seahawks have quite a few players on short-term injured reserve. However, none of those players are exactly moving the needle in this game. The Seahawks’ short-term injured reserve is as follows; Tre Brown, Ben Burr-Kirven, Rashaad Penny, Ethan Pocic, John Ursua, and Nigel Warrior. With that let’s take a look at the Seahawks’ updated injury report.
D’Wayne Eskridge figures to be a big playmaker in Shane Waldron’s offense once he gets healthy and up to speed. Unfortunately, he has been out with a concussion. He was limited on Monday but then did not participate the rest of the week. His absence means the Seahawks will have to rely on Freddie Swain who isn’t exactly a household name. Whether it is David Long or Robert Rochell, either player should be able to handle their assignment this week.
Benson Mayowa is a reserve edge rusher for Seattle. He has played in two games this season and has totaled 5 pressures. He isn’t a difference-maker but depth is always important. Mayowa was limited Monday with a neck injury but was a full participant the rest of the week. He is listed as questionable but it is likely he plays.
Chris Carson is Seattle’s starting running back and he is very good when healthy. Carson has missed the entire week with a neck injury. It is something he has dealt with in the past but has flared up recently. He is questionable with Pete Carroll calling him a game-time decision. Carson played very well in weeks one and three but was held to 2.3 yards per carry in weeks two and four. Despite that, he is still averaging 4.3 yards per carry. If he can go, the Seahawks run game is more dangerous. Without him, Seattle would be relying on Alex Collins who has just 77 yards rushing on the year.
Gerald Everett is currently on the COVID/Reserve list. He is vaccinated and has had one negative PCR test already. He needs another negative test 24 hours later to be available for the game. It sounds like he will likely have a negative test in time for Thursday’s matchup. However, that still leaves some question as to how much work he would get if any after not being part of game planning all week. His absence would mean one less target for Wilson. Everett has only 77 yards receiving on the year.