As the Seahawks continued to shuffle their roster ahead of the season opener, bringing back wide receiver/kick returner Bryan Walters and releasing receiver Phil Bates, the bigger news seems to be the question surrounding backup cornerbacks Jeremy Lane and Tharold Simon.
Lane (hamstring) and Simon (knee) missed the last preseason game, and their absence was so notable that the Hawks traded for cornerback Marcus Burley on Sunday rather than keep Phillips Adams or Akeem Auguste.
The Seahawks could face a deficit in the slot against Aaron Rodgers and Green Bay’s prolific passing attack on Thursday. Burley and/or Deshawn Shead will be counted on if Lane and Simon cannot play. Lane practiced on a limited basis Monday and Simon was out.
Meanwhile, the Seahawks got better news on wide receiver Kevin Norwood (foot) and linebacker Bruce Irvin (groin), who returned to practice for the first time since their surgeries.
Here’s the injury report for each team:
Did not practice: TE Cooper Helfet (knee), RB Christine Michael (hamstring), C/OG Lemuel Jeanpierre (neck), LB Kevin Pierre-Louis (hamstring) and CB Tharold Simon (knee).
Limited practice: WR Kevin Norwood (ankle), CB Jeremy Lane (groin) and LB Bruce Irvin (groin).
Did not practice: C JC Tretter (knee), TE Brandon Bostick (leg), CB Demetri Goodson (concussion)