Here’s the injury report for Thursday.
LB Leroy Hill (groin) and OT Sean Locklear (ankle) are out.
FB Justin Griffith (knee), QB Matt Hasselbeck (rib) and OG Rob Sims (oblique) did not participate in practice.
T Brandon Frye (groin), CB Ken Lucas (groin), CB Josh Wilson (ankle) and LB Lofa Tatupu (hamstring) were limited participants in practice.
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And safety Jordan Babineaux (shoulder) was a full participant in practice today.
For Indianapolis, LB Gary Brackett (knee), DT Keyunta Dawson (foot), DE Dwight Freeney (quad), WR Anthony Gonzalez (knee), DB Kelvin Hayden (hamstring), DB Tim Jennings (rest), DB Bob Sanders (knee), RB Chad Simpson (abdomen), T Tony Ugoh (rest) and K Adam Vinatieri (rest) did not participate in practice today.
Walter Jones, Marcus Trufant and Leroy Hill all made appearances at practice today. It was the first time we saw Trufant in a jersey, and Hill even did some light running. So both Trufant and Hill appear on target for a possible return on Nov. 1.
And although he was only a limited participant in practice, getting Frye back on the field was important for the Seahawks in terms of the lack of depth on the offensive line right now with three starters out.
Offensive coordinator Greg Knapp talked a little bit about his team’s game plan against Indianapolis. The Colts are only giving up 15 points a game, which is tied for third overall in the league. With how effective the Colts’ offense has been, Knapp said it will be important for Seattle to be able to score on long drives, so third down conversions will be important in helping to keep the chains moving.
“We’ve got to be very efficient on third downs to keep drives alive,” Knapp said. “Miami was very good at that. They were 15 of 21 on third downs and that kept them in the game.”
Knapp also said with our without Freeney, the Seahawks will have to deal with the Colts pass rush.
“They’ve been able to pressure the quarterback in their first three games without having to blitz much,” Knapp said. “They do rotate eight guys up front – their D-tackles and their D-Ends – so they keep their bodies fresh up front. And because of that, they’re able to generate a pass rush with just their front four and they don’t have to blitz much.”