Appears to be true game-time call
Though Smith would like to try to play through his groin injury against San Francisco on Sunday, Seattle isn't expected to make a decision on his availability until pregame warmups, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.
Schefter notes that Smith's groin issue is "considered a two-week injury," which highlights the challenge he faces in trying to take the field against the 49ers. Head coach Pete Carroll said Friday that Smith would be a game-time decision for the contest, and it appears that there is a legitimate chance that the quarterback could be held out of the NFC West clash. If that does happen, Drew Lock would take the reins behind center for Seattle.
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The Seahawks informed Smith on Thursday that he'll remain on the roster through this week rather than be released to avoid a $12.7 million contract guarantee that kicks in Friday, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.
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Wagner finished with 183 tackles (96 solo), 3.5 sacks, three pass breakups and a fumble recovery across 17 games in the 2023 season.
Smith-Njigba recorded 63 receptions for 628 yards and four touchdowns across 17 games in the 2023 season.
Charbonnet finished the 2023 season with 108 rushes for 462 yards and a touchdown and 33 receptions (40 targets) for 209 yards and no touchdowns.
Metcalf was held to one reception for 10 yards on six targets in Sunday's 21-20 win over Arizona.
Lockett turned two receptions (four targets) into 71 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's 21-20 win over Arizona.
Smith completed 16 of 28 pass attempts for 189 yards and two touchdowns while rushing for 28 yards on three attempts in Sunday's 21-20 win over the Cardinals.
Walker (shoulder) rushed 17 times for 78 yards and caught his only target for three yards in Sunday's 21-20 win over the Cardinals.
Fant (hand) won't return to Sunday's game in Arizona, John Boyle of the Seahawks' official site reports.
Fant exited Sunday's game at Arizona due to a hand injury.