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Seahawks DE Cliff Avril suffered a neck injury in the 1st half of Sunday night's game against the Colts. He has been ruled out for the night. We'll see about his status heading toward Week 5.

Seahawks DE Frank Clark (wrist) is active for today's game against the Packers. He entered the weekend questionable. The matchup makes Clark a weak IDP option anyway.

The Seahawks significantly upgraded their D-line talent by acquiring Sheldon Richardson from the Jets on Friday. Richardson can play DT or DE in Seattle's 4-3 base defense and even ran from a 3-4 OLB position for much of last year with the Jets. He wore out his welcome in New York with off-field issues and effort/attitude problems. But if he can avoid big issues on that front in Seattle, Richardson will help the team defense and bring IDP upside. Richardson was the 13th overall pick and defensive rookie of the year back in 2013. He followed that with 8 sacks and a top-10 finish among fantasy D-linemen in 2014. Richardson added another top-25 finish last year despite a new position. We wouldn't bet on Richardson starting right away in Seattle. But the Seahawks sent a 2nd-round pick in addition to WR Jermaine Kearse, despite Richardson heading toward unrestricted free agency in the spring. That indicates how much the team likes its new D-lineman. Expect him to start contributing as soon as he's ready and likely see his role grow as we get into the season.

Seahawks LB K.J. Wright returned to practice Tuesday after roughly a week away for some knee treatment, The News-Tribune reports. Wright and his coaches would only speak vaguely about the knee, which HC Pete Carroll said underwent a "process" and not a surgery. Wright said he didn't suffer a specific injury, but rather sought the treatment for an issue that had bothered him since June workouts. “I’m a soldier. I pushed through it,” Wright said. “We just wanted to be smart, so I could be 100 percent for the season. This is the perfect time.” Sounds like IDP owners don't need to worry about Wright, who's a solid option in LB3 territory in most fantasy football formats.

The Seattle Times reports that Seahawks S Earl Thomas took part in contact drills Tuesday for the 1st time since breaking his left tibia last Dec. 4. “I’m feeling really good,’’ he said afterward. “No issues yet. I’m just continuing on my maintenance and letting it take care of itself." Thomas isn't a top-shelf IDP option, but he's draftable in moderately deep leagues. His presence also enhances a secondary that's imperative to the value of the Seattle team D.

The Seahawks chose DT Malik McDowell on Friday night with their 1st pick of the 2017 NFL Draft. McDowell drew questions about his effort throughout the process, but the talent certainly is not an issue. He figures to begin as a rotational player in a strong Seattle D-line group, which includes 2016 second-rounder Jarran Reed. There's not a ton of IDP upside to chase here.

Seahawks S Kam Chancellor left Saturday's loss to the Cardinals with an ankle injury. He returned in the 2nd half. That would seem to make him a solid bet for Week 17, when Seattle will remain in play for the #2 seed in the NFC. We'll keep an eye on his status this week, though.

1-3 inches of snow is expected in Green Bay today, but winds will be at just 4-8 mph. Those aren't ideal conditions, but we're not expecting weather to have a major impact on the Seahawks or the Packers, who both have experience playing in crappy weather.

Seahawks S Earl Thomas left Sunday night's game against the Panthers in the 2nd quarter after breaking a bone in his left leg, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport. That would certainly cost Thomas the rest of this season -- a bigger blow to the Seattle team D than to IDP owners. Shortly after leaving the game, Thomas tweeted that a lot of things were going through his mind, "including retirement." We'll see what comes of this situation. S Steven Terrell started in Thomas' place against the Bucs last Sunday and played the full game, as Thomas dealt with a hamstring injury. That marked the 1st missed game of Thomas' 7-year career.

Seahawks DE Michael Bennett (knee) is active for tonight's game against the Panthers. The team has expected him to return all week, though Bennett entered Sunday questionable after limited practices Thursday and Friday. He's risky to use after 5 games off following knee surgery but is also a high-upside pass rusher when healthy.

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