Seattle Seahawks offensive tackle Sean Locklear completed a full week of practice and is expected to be active against the Detroit Lions on Sunday. Though Damien McIntosh is expected to start a second consecutive game at left tackle, Seahawks head coach Jim Mora likes that Locklear is on target to be active on Sunday.
"It's been a long time since Sean has played," Mora said after practice today. "It's nice to have him available."
Locklear suffered a high ankle sprain early in the second quarter of the Seahawks' 23-20 loss to the San Francisco 49ers in Week 2.
With future Hall of Fame tackle Walter Jones out since last November with a knee injury that's required multiple surgeries in the last 11 months, Locklear had worked on the left side throughout the OTAs, mini-camps, training camp, and preseason.
Since Locklear has been on the shelf, the Seahawks have used Brandon Frye, Kyle Williams, and McIntosh to protect Hasselbeck's blindside, with center/guard Steve Vallos designated as an emergency tackle last week against Dallas. So getting Locklear back this Sunday will be a huge boost to not only the Seahawks' depth on the offensive line, but to Matt Hasselbeck's psyche, as well.
Lions-Seahawks Injury Report
Questionable: FB Jerome Felton (ankle), WR Calvin Johnson (knee), RB Kevin Smith (shoulder)
Probable: DT Grady Jackson (knee), DE Jason Hunter (ankle), QB Matthew Stafford (knee), DE Dewayne White (hamstring), LB Jordon Dizon (foot), DT Sammie Lee Hill (ankle)
Questionable: WR Ben Obomanu (oblique)
Probable: T Sean Locklear (ankle), CB Ken Lucas (neck), S Jordan Babineaux (hip), QB Matt Hasselbeck (rib), LB Will Herring (shoulder)
Seahawks Tackle Hunger
The Seahawks are sponsoring their annual "Tackle Hunger" drive to benefit the Northwest Harvest this Sunday at Qwest Field. Volunteers from the Seahawks Women's Association and Northwest Harvest will be accepting donations of non-perishable food or cash donations at all gates, as well as in Touchdown City.
Locklear To Return on Sunday
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