Seahawks RB Chris Carson, DE Dion Jordan inactive versus Cardinals

Rashaad Penny and Branden Jackson will see increased workloads for Seattle in a critical NFC West contest.

In a bit of a surprise, the Seattle Seahawks will be without starting running back Chris Carson when the team faces off with the Arizona Cardinals on Sunday.

Carson, who missed practice time this week with a hip injury, did some running during warm-ups prior to kickoff but the team must have determined he wasn't healthy enough to play this week. Rookie first-round pick Rashaad Penny should see the bulk of Seattle's snaps in his absence, while C.J. Prosise will be active after missing several practices with an abdomen injury.

Seattle also ruled out defensive end Dion Jordan, who suffered what coach Pete Carroll termed as a "core" injury against Dallas. The team put him through a workout on Friday, but he apparently didn't recover as well as they hoped. Already without rookie Rasheem Green, who sat out all week with an ankle sprain, recently-promoted Branden Jackson should see extended snaps at defensive end against the Cardinals.

Wrapping up Seattle's inactives for Week 4, the Seahawks will still be without Pro Bowl linebacker K.J. Wright, who remains out as he works his way back from knee surgery. Guard Ethan Pocic will also miss a second straight game with an ankle injury. Mychal Kendricks and J.R. Sweezy will replace both starters at their respective positions.

Star receiver Doug Baldwin will officially be active after missing the past two games with an MCL injury. As a result, receiver Keenan Reynolds will be held out in Arizona as a healthy scratch. The Seahawks also listed safety Shalom Luani as inactive with Delano Hill returning from a hip injury.