Seahawks CB Tre Flowers is active for today's game against the Saints. He entered the day questionable with an ankle issue that popped up during the week, limiting his Thursday practice and sidelining him Friday. Flowers carries risk but is available as a low-level IDP. Rookie DE L.J. Collier is a bit of a surprise inactive. He wouldn't be an IDP target even if he were playing, but the 1st-round pick returned from his preseason ankle sprain to play limited snaps last week and then didn't appear on the injury report this week. Collier's likely still working back to full strength overall, while Seattle needed the spot on the active roster. Notably, DE Ezekiel Ansah will make his Seahawks debut after missing the 1st 2 games. He put in full practices all week and finished off the injury report.
Seahawks DE Ezekiel Ansah (shoulder) is inactive for the 2nd straight game. HC Pete Carroll expressed optimism (what else is new?) about Ansah's chances of playing early in the week. We'd expect that Ansah will return for Week 3. Rookie DE L.J. Collier, meanwhile, will make his NFL debut today against the Steelers. He had been out through most of the summer with an ankle injury. The Seattle edge picture is still developing.
Seahawks DE Ezekiel Ansah (shoulder) is questionable for Sunday's opener against the Bengals. Ansah put in limited practices all week and should be ready to play. For how many snaps coming off his shoulder surgery? We'll see. Ansah is a risk-reward option for sack-heavy IDP formats. Rookie DE L.J. Collier is not yet ready to return from his summer ankle injury. He put in limited practices all week, but Seattle has ruled him out agains the Bengals.
Seahawks rookie DE L.J. Collier limped off the practice field Tuesday after suffering a high right ankle sprain, according to multiple reports. NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports that Collier is likely to miss the preseason. Expect Seattle to sign another DE in the coming days. Collier was already tough to get excited about for IDP purposes after he totaled just 14.5 sacks and 20.5 tackles for loss over his final 3 college seasons.
The Seahawks picked DE L.J. Collier at #30 in the 1st round of the NFL Draft. Collier is 1 of the bigger EDGE players in this class, checking in at 282 pounds at the Combine. He also delivered an above-average speed score (102.3). He joins a thin edge group in Seattle and could compete for time quickly.