Playoff Injury Updates: Seahawks, Brown, Iupati, Fant, Titans, Brown, Packers, Clark

The latest injury news for the divisional round games:

  • The Seahawks’ offensive line is in dire shape. Starting left guard Mike Iupati is listed as doubtful, and it looks like he’ll miss his second straight game. Even more concerning, head coach Pete Carroll said both tackles Duane Brown and George Fant would be game-time decisions. Brown has missed the last few games, and Fant has been filling in for him at left tackle. Fant played 100 percent of the snaps in Seattle’s win over Philly last week, but is dealing with a groin injury. If he’s unable to go the plan is to start Chad Wheeler at left tackle, per Joe Fann of NBC Sports. Wheeler signed to Seattle’s practice squad back in October, and hasn’t appeared in a regular season game since October. He started a bunch of games for the Giants the previous two seasons, with disastrous results. If he’s forced into the lineup, the Packers’ pass-rushing duo of Za’Darius Smith and Preston Smith will be licking their chops.
  • The Titans will be without a key piece of their defense as they look to pull off a second straight upset against the Ravens. Starting inside linebacker Jayon Brown has been ruled out for this weekend’s game. Brown started against the Patriots last week, but left the game with a shoulder injury. It’s a blow to Tennessee’s run defense as they look to slow down the league’s best rushing attack.
  • The Titans might not be the only team without a key defensive piece. Packers defensive tackle Kenny Clark, who started all 16 games this season, is being listed as questionable. Clark was on a tear down the stretch, racking up 4.5 sacks in Green Bay’s last four games. If he doesn’t go it’ll help mitigate some of Seattle’s offensive line losses.
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4 comments on “Playoff Injury Updates: Seahawks, Brown, Iupati, Fant, Titans, Brown, Packers, Clark

  1. crosseyedlemon

    I’ve never liked those completely ambiguous injury designations such as probable, doubtful and questionable and I wouldn’t expect coaches to be totally honest and forthright about their teams health before a playoff game anyway.

    • compassrose

      It is a way to say Seattle is screwed. Hopefully we start drafting some OL help this draft. For as good as PC and JS have done drafting they sure have missed on a lot of the OL picks. Part was Cables lets turn DL into OL which was a disaster. We need to give Wilson some time and move people so Carson can run the ball. Not sure how good this drat is for OL hopefully we get a few though.

  2. ghostrobot

    Hopefully Seattle eats the big one, tired of them hanging around always hanging around. Russel Wilson has alligator blood

    • harden-westbrook-mvps

      After what happened to the Ravens today, anything is possible.

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