Seattle to play without two key starters Monday

GLENDALE, AZ - NOVEMBER 09: Cornerback Richard Sherman
GLENDALE, AZ - NOVEMBER 09: Cornerback Richard Sherman /

Atlanta Falcons will take on the Seattle Seahawks Monday night. Which Seahawks players will most likely play? Which players will not?

**UPDATE** Per NFL Network’s Mike Garafolo, Seattle Seahawks strong safety Kam Chancellor is “likely done for the season”. Which means, the Atlanta Falcons will not see the Seahawks safety in their Week 11 eleven match up on Monday.

The Seattle Seahawks are dealing with a myriad of injuries to their defensive line and secondary, but they are also experiencing concerns regarding the health of their offensive line as well. Two starters are experiencing significant injuries heading into the Week 11 Monday night matchup vs the Atlanta Falcons.

Three-time Pro Bowl Seattle Tackle Duane Brown is questionable for Monday as he has an ankle injury that was sustained in Week 10 vs the Arizona Cardinals. Seahawks Head Coach Pete Carroll said that the team won’t know his confirmed status until closer to game time. Matt Tobin will be inserted into the left tackle position if Brown cannot suit up on Monday night.

"“We’re going to find out later in the week,” Carroll said on Brown. “We won’t know right now. He’s still got an ankle that he’s dealing with, of course, but we’ll take it all the way up to game time.” (Via"

Despite the injury to Brown, Coach Carroll believes that Tobin can be a significant contributor to the offensive line. He was able to get some reps in last week after Brown went down with the ankle injury.

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"“I thought he played well for coming off the bench like that. He survived it and did a nice job. He’s a really smart football player and the continuity and the communications were maintained. I’m counting on him. He’s got to get ready to go. Right now he has to get ready to play. We’re thinking he’s starting until Duane can play.”  (Via"

Seahawks’ Guard Luke Joeckel missed the last four games after undergoing knee surgery but Carroll said that his recovery has been productive. Carroll went on to say that Joeckel can start conditioning soon but the timetable of his return to the field is unknown. The injuries to the Seahawks’ offensive could may bring opportunities for the Falcons’ defensive line and linebacking core to create a solid pass rush on Monday night, similar to that of their performance against Cowboys’ quarterback Dak Prescott last week.

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Monday will present a tough road challenge for the Falcons. If they can win, this will bold well for the team’s confidence heading into the remainder of the season.