Week 3 Injury Report: Tre Flowers questionable to play vs. Saints

Joe Fann
NBC Sports Northwest

Tre Flowers (ankle) was a late addition to the Seattle Seahawks injury report, but now it appears that he may not play against the New Orleans Saints in Week 3. Flowers is officially listed as questionable.

If Flowers is unable to go, Jamar Taylor or Akeem King would start. Taylor would be the likely choice given his 41 career starts compared to King's one career start. That option becomes even more viable with how little Seattle has utilized it's nickle defense through two games. Taylor is the Seahawks nickel corner but played just 19 snaps in Week 2 against the Pittsburgh Steelers.

If this ends up being how things play out, there remains the question of who would play nickel. There are three options: They could move Taylor to nickel and play King on the outside in those situations; they could keep Taylor outside for the entire game and play Ugo Amadi at nickel; Seattle may also bring up Parry Nickerson from the practice squad to play nickel if they feel like he's got a firm grasp of the defense.

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Tedric Thompson (hamstring) is also questionable to play. He missed last week's contest against the Steelers. Ethan Pocic (neck) and Neiko Thorpe (hamstring) are listed as doubtful.

Four notable omissions were Ziggy Ansah (shoulder), D.J. Fluker (ankle), David Moore (shoulder) and Poona Ford (calf), meaning all four will play against the Saints. Joey Hunt (ankle) will also be active for the first time all season which is notable given Pocic is likely out. That means he'll be the team's backup at center and both guard spots on Sunday.

UPDATE: Rashaad Penny (hamstring) was added to the injury report following Friday's practice. If he is unable to go, C.J. Prosise would be in line for a bigger workload.

Week 3 Injury Report: Tre Flowers questionable to play vs. Saints originally appeared on NBC Sports Northwest

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