Seven players ruled out for Seahawks on Sunday

The Seattle Seahawks released their injury report for Sunday’s road contest against the New Orleans Saints and there’s quite a few names who are already being listed out. Seven players are officially out, including starting running back Thomas Rawls, safety Kam Chancellor, and for the first time as a member of the Seahawks, defensive end Michael Bennett. In addition, wide receiver Tyler Lockett is listed as questionable and quarterback Russell Wilson has been limited in practice all week.

Thomas Rawls being listed out is no surprise for Seattle, who had him only for the first two weeks of the season before he was lost with a hairline fracture in his fibula. The heir apparent to Marshawn Lynch in the Seattle backfield, he has carried the ball 19 times for 25 yards this season, allowing Christine Michael to take over the full-time duties in his absence.

Safety Kam Chancellor will sit out the third week in a row due to a groin injury. He last played back on Oct. 2 against the Jets, which means the injury will keep him sidelined for at least a month once he returns. On the season, he has made 25 tackles in four games.

Defensive end Michael Bennett will miss Sunday’s game against New Orleans, despite the expectation that he may have been able to play. It will be his first missed game as a member of the Seahawks, with the last coming during the 2011 season as a member of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. The injury was originally suffered two weeks ago against Atlanta when he took the brunt of a chop block from Atlanta Falcons left tackle Jake Matthews that caused Bennett to need help coming off the field.

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