Unsure of his status hours before the game, running back Chris Carson will suit up and play for the Seattle Seahawks against the Los Angeles Chargers.
Carson, who was listed as questionable on Seattle's final injury report with a hip issue, went through a pre-game workout in front of trainers and general manager John Schneider. Moving well and exhibiting sharp cuts on the field, any concerns about his ability to contribute were immediately put to rest and he should start for the Seahawks.
As expected, Seattle will have safety Bradley McDougald and weakside linebacker K.J. Wright available after the duo of starting defenders missed practice time with sore knees this week. Rookie defensive end Rasheem Green will also be back in action after missing the past four games with an ankle injury.
With Green's return, the Seahawks will roll with only two listed defensive tackles on the active roster. The third-round pick's ability to reduce inside to defensive tackle in pass rushing situations granted the coaching staff the flexibility to make both Poona Ford and Nazair Jones inactive as healthy scratches this week.
Among other inactives, running back C.J. Prosise, guard Ethan Pocic, and safety Maurice Alexander will be held out despite being healthy. In addition to Pocic, guard Jordan Simmons will be sidelined as he recovers from a calf injury, leaving Joey Hunt as the primary backup at center and both guard spots. Cornerback Neiko Thorpe will also miss his second straight game with a groin injury.