RENTON — Seahawks receiver Tyler Lockett and safety Jamal Adams have been listed as questionable before this season and played.
The assumption is that even though each was listed as questionable Friday that they will suit up and play in a pivotal game Sunday against the Rams in Los Angeles.
Coach Pete Carroll didn’t give much away on that topic when he met the media Friday, insisting nothing is certain.
Lockett sat out all week while nursing a hamstring injury he has played through for much of the past month, while Adams sat out practice Wednesday and Friday and was limited Thursday, resting his surgically repaired knee.
Of Lockett, Carroll said: “He ran today; he worked out and did all of that with the trainers. We didn’t run him at practice. He’ll run again tomorrow, and it’s day-to-day right now.”
Adams said after Sunday’s win over Washington that he figures he will have to deal with knee soreness all year after returning Oct. 2 to play for the first time since suffering a torn quad muscle on Sept. 12, 2022, against Denver.
Adams said he was told by his doctor that it might take a year before he felt back to normal and said, “He was right. I’m dealing with and its going to be a year. But obviously I’m just grateful to be out here with my teammates.’’
Adams said his knee felt better after playing on grass, as the Seahawks did against Baltimore two weeks ago, then it does after playing on turf, as they do at home and will Sunday.
“It’s tough,’’ he said Sunday. “I don’t want to sit up here and make excuses for anything. Obviously, you know, just being out a year is it’s a big adjustment to get back and getting in the flow of things tackling, covering, blitzing. All of that plays a key role.”
Carroll said of Adams’ comments that, “He’s just telling you what it feels like. His knee has been something. (We’re) just trying to take care of him. We’ll figure it out as we go.”
Lockett and Adams were listed as questionable before the Cleveland game Oct. 22 and played.
Asked if they’ll play against L.A., Carroll said: “I would like them to. We’ll see what happens.”
The Seahawks listed one other player who would likely see significant action as questionable — cornerback Tre Brown (foot).
Carroll said Brown “jammed his foot or something on a play (during Thursday’s practice) and it’s just sore. He’s not injured seriously but trying to race to get back right now.”
If Brown can’t go, Michael Jackson would likely fill his snaps at left cornerback when the team goes into its nickel or dime defenses.
Devon Witherspoon starts at that spot when the Seahawks are in their base defense, but Brown has taken over when the team goes nickel or dime and Witherspoon moves into the slot.
Peters elevated to 53-man roster
The Seahawks made an expected move Friday when they signed veteran offensive tackle Jason Peters to the 53-man roster for the rest of the season.
The Seahawks did not announce it, and Carroll did not confirm it when he talked to the media. Peters’ agency, Elite Loyalty Sports, announced it after Carroll talked to Seattle media.
The Seahawks will have to waive a player off the 53 to make room for Peters, which will be officially announced Saturday.
Peters has played in a rotational role at right tackle along with Stone Forsythe the last three weeks after being elevated off the practice squad. Players can only be elevated off the PS three times, which necessitated Peters going on the 53.
The Seahawks appear set to use the Peters/Forsythe rotation again against the Rams as Abraham Lucas will not be activated off injured reserve.
Lucas returned to practice Wednesday off IR, opening his 21-day window to practice before he has to go on the 53 or back on IR for the rest of the season.
Lucas, who started 16 games at right tackle last year as a rookie, practiced on a limited basis Wednesday and Thursday before sitting out Friday.
“He practiced except for today,’’ Carroll said. “Did a nice a job. We’re on the right track to get him back even more seriously next week and see if he’s got a shot. He needed to make it through something and we needed to see how he would respond and we don’t have all of the information yet. Wednesday and Thursday he did fine and came out OK, but it was just a day (Friday) to make sure we didn’t overload.”
Lucas has not played since leaving the season opener on Sept. 10 against the Rams with knee soreness. Lucas had an injection on the knee during the time he was injured reserve but returned this week with Carroll saying that for now there was nothing more that could be done treatment-wise on an injury that Carroll called “chronic.’’
Carroll said Lucas will continue to do some work over the next few days and then practice again next week with the team assessing where he is each week.
“We’ll do some extra stuff with him to make sure [before putting him back on the roster],’’ Carroll said. “… We’ll get some stuff done. We thought about it this week, we thought, ‘Let’s just get him through it.’ We’ll come back next week and take a look at him again.”
WR Young ruled out
The only player the Seahawks ruled out is receiver Dareke Young, who reinjured his abdomen during Sunday’s game, his first action of the year after having surgery before the season.
Young practiced fully on Wednesday but was not able to practice Thursday and Friday.
Young played just two snaps on offense against Washington and 17 on special teams.
With Young out, the Seahawks are likely to again make Dee Eskridge active and have him fill a depth receiver role and play on special teams. Eskridge played against Cleveland and Baltimore after serving a six-game suspension but was inactive against Washington with Young back.