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The Seahawks head to the Bay Area this weekend for a Week 2 game against the 49ers, and will do so with nearly every player on the 53-man roster available.
That will include rookie running back Kenneth Walker III, who is poised to make his NFL debut after missing the opener while recovering from a hernia procedure.
“Kenny made it through the week,” Seahawks coach Pete Carroll said. “I just walked off the field with him, and he’s really excited to be ready to go.”
When it comes to Walker making his debut, the Seahawks are excited to see the second-round pick show off the skillset that was evident in training camp before he was sidelined with the hernia. Carroll noted that includes much-improved pass-blocking ability, which is something he wasn’t really called upon to do in college, but that he has done well with the Seahawks.
“From the first day on, he was getting after it,” Carroll said of Walker picking up that part of the game. “And it wasn’t even a problem, it was just a statement about his pride and how tough he is and how committed he is to being everything he can be and all of that. And the rest of it, he’s got great speed. He’s extremely elusive, tremendous side-to-side ability to get away and escape. He caught the ball really well and then all of that, and he’s tough. He’s just a tough freakin’ dude that doesn’t want to give up anything. You put that all together and you have a tough looking guy. So we’ve been really high on him, and I was looking to see on what would happen last week just because I’m hopeful to see him be a part of it. We did the right thing. We waited another week. He got some good banging on it and feels fine and he’s ready to go. He’s safe and all that. We’re just really excited for him to be a contributor to the whole thing.”
Said Walker, “It feels good (to be back). I’m just trying to get comfortable again, getting a feel of being on the field again with the guys, but I’m happy to be back.”
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Also expected back is guard Damien Lewis, who missed the opener with an ankle injury.
“He’s ready to go,” Carroll said. “He did everything in practice, so he’s ready to play in the game.”
The Seahawks do have one player listed as doubtful, rookie safety Joey Blount, and two listed as questionable, cornerbacks Artie Burns and Justin Coleman.
Carroll said Blount, “tweaked his hamstring late in practice yesterday and it is a really slight pull on it, but it’s going to be hard for him to make it this weekend. It’s about as minor as you can get, but it did register, so we know he has something.”
Coleman felt tightness in his calf this week, leading to his questionable designation. If Coleman can’t play, rookie Coby Bryant would likely take over at nickel cornerback.
“He just felt his calf tighten up a little bit and he thought he was fine, wanted to finish practice, we held him out,” Carroll said. “He got some pictures taken here to validate what’s going on… We don’t have the results back yet.”
On Burns, who missed the opener with a groin injury, Carroll said, “Artie got a little work today. This is the most he’s done, he’s close. It’s going to be hard for him to play this week, but he’s finally getting back on the ground, running, doing some stuff, and he was at practice today.”
S Joey Blount (hamstring, did not participate in practice)
CB Artie Burns (groin, limited participation)
CB Justin Coleman (calf, did not participate)
OL Daniel Brunskill (hamstring, did not participate)
TE George Kittle (groin, limited participation)
The Seattle Seahawks take on the San Francisco for Week 2 of the 2022 season, the 48th meeting between the two teams. Take a look back at some of their previous matchups.
Seattle Seahawks fullback Dan Doornink (33) runs upfield during an NFL game against the San Francisco 49ers in San Francisco, Oct. 7, 1979. The Seahawks defeated the 49ers 35-24. (AP Photo/Al Messerschmidt)
San Francisco quarterback Joe Montana (16) passes during an NFL football game against Seattle Seahawks on Sunday, Nov. 25, 1985, in San Francisco. The 49ers won the game, 19-6. (AP Photo/Greg Trott)
San Francisco 49ers Ronnie Lott pulls down Seattle Seahawks receiver Steve Largent (80) for a short gain in the first quarter at Candlestick Park in San Francisco, Aug. 29, 1986. (AP Photo/Paul Sakuma)
Jerry Rice (80) of the San Francisco 49ers dives into the endzone for a touchdown after catching a 30-yard pass from Joe Montana during the second quarter on Friday, Sept. 1, 1989 in Seattle, against the Seahawks. Unable to make the play for the Seahawks in Dwayne Harper (29). (AP Photo/Bill Chan)
Seattle Seahawks quarterback Dave Krieg gives the number one sign as he lines up behind Seahawks tackle Andy Heck (66) during the second quarter at Candlestick Park in San Francisco, Sept. 1, 1990. The Seahawks beat the 49ers 30-10. (AP Photo/John Mabanglo)
Seattle Seahawks defensive tackle Sam Adams (98) fights his way through the blocking of 49ers offensive guard Derrick Deese (63) during a 9 to 13 Seattle Seahawks preseason loss to the San Francisco 49ers on August 26, 1994 at Candlestick Park in San Francisco, California. (AP Photo/Paul Spinelli)
Seattle Seahawks running back Ricky Watters (32) evades San Francisco 49ers’ Monty Montgomery on a first-quarter run Saturday, Aug. 19, 2000, in Seattle. Watters made a first down on the play. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)
Seattle Seahawks running back Shaun Alexander (37) makes touchdown on Saturday, August 25, 2001, in San Francisco, California. The Seahawks defeated the 49ers 28-18 in a preseason game. (AP Photo/Al Golub)
Seattle Seahawks defensive back Reggie Tongue (25) moves in to finish off tackle on San Francisco 49ers wide receiver Tai Streets (89) on Sunday, December 1, 2002, in San Francisco, California. The 49ers defeated the Seahawks 31-24. (AP Photo/Al Golub)
Seattle Seahawks’ Antonio Cochran (78) celebrates a fumble recovery by teammate safety Ken Hamlin on the first play after the 2-minute warning in the fourth quarter against the San Francisco 49ers, Sunday, Oct. 12, 2003, in Seattle. The Seahawks won 20-19. At left is 49ers’ Ron Stone. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)
Seattle Seahawks’ Ken Lucas (21) grabs San Francisco 49ers Jamal Robertson on a run in the fourth quarter Sunday, Sept. 26, 2004, in Seattle. Robertson was held to no gain on the play, and the Seahawks won, 34-0. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)
San Francisco 49ers’ Shawntae Spencer, left, pushes Seattle Seahawks’ Joe Jurevicius out of bounds on a first quarter pass reception, Sunday, Dec. 11, 2005, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)
Seattle Seahawks running back Shaun Alexander, front left, is brought down by San Francisco 49ers linebacker Manny Lawson, back, and linebacker Brandon Moore, right, in the second half of an NFL football game in San Francisco, Sunday, Nov. 19, 2006. San Francisco won 20-14. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)
Seattle Seahawks quarterback Matt Hasselbeck (8) smiles after greeting former teammate and San Francisco 49ers back-up quarterback Trent Dilfer after an NFL football game Monday, Nov. 12, 2007, in Seattle. The Seahawks won 24-0. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)
Seattle Seahawks running back Justin Forsett (30) is tackled by San Francisco 49ers running back Michael Robinson (24) during an NFL football game in San Francisco, Sunday, Oct. 26, 2008. (AP Photo/Paul Sakuma)
Seattle Seahawks quarterback Matt Hasselbeck (8) passes under pressure by San Francisco 49ers’ Takeo Spikes in the fourth quarter during an NFL football game, Sunday, Dec. 6, 2009, in Seattle, Wash. Hasselbeck completed the pass to T.J. Houshmandzadeh. The Seahawks won 20-17. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)
Seattle Seahawks running back Michael Robinson #26 during an NFL football game between the Seattle Seahawks and the San Francisco 49ers December 12, 2010 at Candlestick Park in San Francisco Ca. The San Francisco 49ers defeated the Seattle Seahawks 40 – 21 in regular season week fourteen action. (Ap Photo/ Bill Nichols)
San Francisco 49ers defensive lineman Justin Smith (94) bull rushes the quarterback during an NFL game against Seattle Seahawks offensive lineman Robert Gallery (72) on Saturday, Dec. 24, 2011, in Seattle. The 49ers won the game, 19-17. (AP Photo/Greg Trott)
Seattle Seahawks wide receiver Doug Baldwin (89) catches a pass in front of San Francisco 49ers cornerback Chris Culliver (29) during the second quarter of an NFL football game in San Francisco, Thursday, Oct. 18, 2012. (AP Photo/Tony Avelar)
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FILE – In this Jan. 26, 2014, file photo, Seattle Seahawks’ Richard Sherman (25) tips a pass in the endzone intended for San Francisco 49ers’ Michael Crabtree (15) in the final minute of the second half of the NFC championship NFL football game in Seattle. Seattle’s Malcolm Smith intercepted the tipped pass. Sherman was fined $7,875 for unsportsmanlike conduct/taunting after he made a choking gesture after the play toward the San Francisco bench that he said was directed at quarterback Colin Kaepernick. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez, File)
Seattle Seahawks running back Thomas Rawls (34) scores a touchdown between San Francisco 49ers middle linebacker Gerald Hodges (51), strong safety Jaquiski Tartt (29) and linebacker Michael Wilhoite (57) during the first half of an NFL football game in Santa Clara, Calif., Sunday, Jan. 1, 2017. (AP Photo/Tony Avelar)
Seahawks linebacker Bobby Wagner intercepts a 49ers pass near the goal line and heads upfield.
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