Healthy Seahawks begin preparing for Packers; Tate talks fine

After an extra day off, the Seahawks are getting their practice week started in perpetration for Monday Night Football against the Green Bay Packers. And the good news for Seattle is that it should head into the game pretty healthy. Left tackle Russell Okung is expected to be back after missing Seattle’s last game with a bruised knee, and while Sidney Rice (knee) and Zach Miller (foot) may be limited in practice, bot should be able to play again Monday. Carroll said it is too early to know the availability of cornerback Byron Maxwell (hamstring).

“We have a pretty good health situation,” Carroll said. “We think we have a chance to have most our guys ready, which is good.”

Even if the Seahawks are healthy, however, they’re in for quite a test when they face the Packers, who are off to a 1-1 start, but went 15-1 last year, and have one of the most dynamic offenses in football led by reigning league MVP Aaron Rodgers.

“They allow their quarterback to run the football game, and that’s not a good thing for us, because Aaron is fantastic at it,” Carroll said. “He moves extremely well. He’s exceedingly good at finding guys down field when he’s on the move. And he’ll run and beat you with his legs. So it’s a very difficult opponent and challenge.”

Another big topic of conversation this week was the fine received by Golden Tate for his big block on Cowboys linebacker Sean Lee.

Tate said he didn’t think he should have been fined, but he was diplomatic about the decision.

” I’ve just got to deal with it, fix the problem and make sure it doesn’t happen again,” he said. “It’s unfortunate that I got fined, but rules are rules.”

Tate plans on appealing, and will ask what he should have done differently.

“When I do my appeal, I’m going to ask them that: ‘What would you suggest I do to make sure this doesn’t happen again?’ Because I never have intentions on injuring a player and I always want to play within the rules, so that’s a question that will come up when I have my appeal.”

Update

The Seahawks have concluded their afternoon practice, and as expected, almost everyone was practicing to some degree. That includes receiver Charly Martin, who missed last week’s game after suffering a bruised lung in the opener. Here is today’s injury report:

Seahawks

Did not participate in practice

CB Byron Maxwell (hamstring)

Limited participation

TE Zach Miller (foot)

RB Marshawn Lynch (back)

WR Doug Baldwin (shoulder)

Full participation

WR Charly Martin (chest)

T Russell Okung (knee)

Packers

Did not participate

TE Tom Crabtree (shoulder)

WR Greg Jennings (groin)

LB Jamari Lattimore (ankle)

Limited participation

WR Randall Cobb (hamstring)

CB Davon House (shoulder)

G Josh Sitton (knee)

RB James Starks (toe)

DE C.J. Wilson (groin)

Full participation

LB Terrell Manning (concussion)

LB Nick Perry (wrist)

Talk to us

More in Sports

Jackson Berezowski
Silvertips remain confident after up-and-down week

Everett experienced dramatic highs and lows while splitting four games. Coach Dennis Williams isn’t concerned.

X
Vote for The Herald’s Prep Athlete of the Week for Nov. 30-Dec. 5

The Athlete of the Week nominees for Nov. 30-Dec. 5. Voting closes… Continue reading

X
Prep results for Monday, Dec. 6

Prep results for Monday, Dec. 6: (Note for coaches/scorekeepers: To report results… Continue reading

Seattle Kraken defenseman Carson Soucy (28) goes down as Pittsburgh Penguins center Sidney Crosby watches the puck during the second period of an NHL hockey game, Monday, Dec. 6, 2021, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)
Kraken walloped by Penguins

Pittsburgh scored twice early and never looked back in handing Seattle a 7-1 loss.

Lake Stevens' Kolton Matson halts his scramble with Graham Kapowsin's Jalen Davenport closing during the 4A State Championship game Saturday evening at Mt.Tahoma High School in Tacoma on December 4, 2021. The Viking lost 44-7. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)
Patterson: Future is bright for Lake Stevens despite title game loss

The Vikings suffered a humbling loss, but many players will be back from their talented squad.

Lake Stevens' TK Perkins makes his way to the sideline during the 4A State Championship game Saturday evening at Mt.Tahoma High School in Tacoma on December 4, 2021. The Viking lost 44-7. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)
Lake Stevens falls to Graham-Kapowsin in 4A state title game

The Murren-less Vikings run into a “buzzsaw” and finish as state runners-up after a 44-7 loss to G-K.

Seattle Seahawks wide receiver Tyler Lockett, left, makes a catch for a touchdown ahead of San Francisco 49ers cornerback Josh Norman, right, during the second half of an NFL football game at Lumen Field, Sunday, Dec. 5, 2021, in Seattle. (AP Photo/John Froschauer)
Grading the Seattle Seahawks’ 30-23 win over the San Francisco 49ers

Seattle’s defense and special teams shined as it finally got back in the win column.

Seattle Seahawks wide receiver Tyler Lockett, upper right, is lifted by wide receiver DK Metcalf (14) after scoring a touchdown against the San Francisco 49ers during the second half of an NFL football game at Lumen Field, Sunday, Dec. 5, 2021, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)
Seahawks outlast 49ers to end 3-game losing streak

Russell Wilson had his best start since returning from injury, and the defense made a late goal-line stand.

Jackson High senior Dominic Hellman, a University of Oregon commit, batted a .558 this season with five home runs in 13 games. Shot on Wednesday, May 26, 2021 in Everett, Washington.  (Andy Bronson / The Herald)
Local athletes who have signed to play sports in college

The early signing period for all NCAA sports except Division I and II football opened Nov. 10.

Most Read