RENTON The Seahawks were out in Thursday’s rain at team headquarters, practicing for what forecasters say will be a wet and windy Sunday game against Atlanta.
“It was wet,” defensive coordinator Kris Richard deadpanned. “I’d say if there’s one thing that you get out of practicing in the rain, is that it’s wet.”
It will be Seattle’s first weather game since the playoff win last January in that inhumane deep freeze in Minneapolis.
Frank Clark may not play in it.
The Seahawks’ pass rusher with three sacks in the first four games this season missed his second consecutive practice with a hamstring injury he got in practice on Monday, the team’s return day from last week’s bye. That leaves Clark iffy to play against the pass-crazy Falcons, the league’s highest-scoring team.
Seattle’s been using Clark, regularly an end, inside with Pro Bowl end Michael Bennett as tackles in nickel defenses on passing downs this season, with Cliff Avril and Cassius Marsh outside off each edge. If Clark can’t play Sunday, Quinton Jefferson would be a pass-rush option. But the rookie draft pick is out for at least another week with a broken bone in his left wrist, coach Pete Carroll has said.
If rookie second-round pick Jarran Reed can prove he’s full go for Sunday, he could get passing-down snaps. The defensive tackle was impressive in the preseason and early in the real season last month getting into the opposing backfield in running and passing situations. He practiced fully on Thursday for the first time since the hip injury that caused him to miss the win at the New York Jets Oct. 2.
The rest of the Seahawks’ practice report isn’t newsy: