Pete Carroll said Seahawks running back Fred Jackson (ankle) will likely play in the Sunday game against the Bengals, per Bob Condotta of the Seattle Times.
His high-ankle sprain apparently isn't too serious, as he's expected to take the field just six days after sustaining the injury. This situation would normally bring about skepticism, but if the Seahawks wanted to be deceptive about their Week 5 backfield plans, they wouldn't have ruled out Marshawn Lynch (hamstring) on Friday.
Seattle Seahawkscoach Pete Carroll said he expects running back Marshawn Lynch (hamstring) to return for Week 6 against the Panthers, the Seattle Times reports.
Carroll said Lynch might be physically capable of playing in Sunday's game against the Bengals, adding that the team ruled out its star running back because it was worried that a re-injury could lead to an extended absence. Thomas Rawls is thus in line to lead the Seattle backfield in a tough road matchup against the Bengals, with Fred Jackson (questionable-ankle) potentially available as a complement. If Jackson sits, the Seahawks will likely sign another player and/or use fullback Derrick Coleman as the top backup. Despite the internal optimism, Lynch can still be considered questionable for Week 6.
The Seahawks announced a several of roster moves on Tuesday, according to the Everett Herald. The team placed defensive tackle Jordan Hill on injured reserve with a calf injury. In a corresponding move, Seattle signed defensive back Steven Terrell off the practice squad to fill Hill's roster spot. Defensive tackle Jimmy Staten was also signed to the practice squad.
Bowman has been fairly vanilla in 2015, failing to reach double-digit tackles in a single game this season. On a positive note, he didn't appear to be limited by the minor knee injury suffered last week.
Bowman isn't playing at the level we were used to prior to his gruesome knee injury in the 2013 NFC Championship, but owners have to give him a bit more leash in case he is simply shaking off the rust.
49ers linebacker Ahmad Brooks will not be placed on the commissioner's exempt list and will open the season on the active roster, the team announced. Brooks was recently indicted on one count of sexual battery.
Tight end Vernon Davis (knee) has been ruled out by the 49ers for the Sunday game against the Giants.
Garrett Celek figures to get another start, with Vance McDonald serving as the No. 2 tight end. The San Francisco offense has been a dead zone for Fantasy production, and there's little reason to expect anything from the team's tight ends.
Wide receiver Quinton Patton (concussion) is listed as questionable by the 49ers for the Sunday game against the Giants.
If Patton is unable to play, speedy Bruce Ellington will serve as the No. 3 wideout in an offense that was completely incompetent the last two weeks. Anquan Boldin and Torrey Smith are both having very quiet seasons, but neither is in any danger of losing snaps.