RENTON So you’re saying there’s a chance...
That’s what Seahawks fans reading the team’s official injury report for Sunday’s season opener against Miami may be saying.
The team on Friday listed tight end Jimmy Graham and right guard Germain Ifedi as “questionable” to play.
The NFL redefined for this season the official injury-report terms “questionable” and “doubtful,” and eliminated “probable.”
Before, “questionable” meant a 50-50 chance of playing. “Doubtful” was a 75-percent chance he wouldn’t play.
Now “questionable” officially is defined as “it is uncertain as to whether the player will play in the game.”
“Doubtful” means “it is unlikely the player will participate.”
Now every team in the NFL can list any player with any injury of any severity as “questionable.”
Graham has been practicing fully the last two weeks with the starting offense. He hasn’t played since he ruptured the patellar tendon in his knee Nov. 29.
Ifedi limped out of practice Wednesday and hasn’t practiced since with what is believed to be a high-ankle sprain.
Coach Pete Carroll is due to talk to the media later Friday.
Miami’s three-time Pro Bowl center Mike Pouncey is out. That means Anthony Steen, a college guard at Alabama that the Dolphins converted this offseason, will play his first NFL game -- and at a new position.
The Dolphins reportedly did not bring running back Jay Ajayi on their trip Thursday to Seattle. That means 30-year-old Arian Foster, the former four-time Pro Bowl back with Houston, will be the bulk of Miami’s rushing game Sunday. Foster will be playing his first game since he tore his Achilles tendon in October.