Healthier than they've been all season, the Seattle Seahawks will welcome back tight end Ed Dickson and linebacker K.J. Wright as the team battles the Detroit Lions on Sunday.
Dickson missed the entire preseason dealing with soft-tissue injuries and Seattle opted to keep him on the Non-Football Injury list, while Wright underwent arthroscopic surgery on his knee prior to the preseason finale. Both players returned to practice this week after being sidelined for the past six games and made it through the week without any setbacks, paving the way for them to make their 2018 debuts at Ford Field.
While Dickson and Wright made it back as expected, the Seahawks will hold rookie defensive end Rasheem Green out for another week. Dealing with an ankle sprain, the third-round pick out of USC practiced in a limited capacity this week, but with Dion Jordan back healthy, they didn't need to force the issue and chose to make him inactive against the Lions.
Among other inactives, cornerback and special teams ace Neiko Thorpe will be out after tweaking his groin during 1-on-1 drills at Thursday's practice and guard Jordan Simmons will be held out with a calf injury.
As a result of Wright and Dickson returning, Seattle also had to deactivate a couple healthy players for Sunday's game. Defensive tackle Nazair Jones will be a healthy scratch for the third time this season, while center Joey Hunt and safety Maurice Alexander will also be held out.