Head coach Pete Carroll said Monday that Wagner (groin) could return for Week 3's game against the Cowboys, Liz Matthews of USA Today reports.
Wagner will be sidelined for Monday night's showdown with the Bears after playing in every defensive snap for the Seahawks in Week 1. More information on Wagner's status will come when Seattle resumes practicing next week, but the team appears to be optimistic even though the Seahawks will be operating on a short week.
Wagner (hamstring) worked as the starting middle linebacker in Thursday's walkthrough practice, Gregg Bell of The Tacoma News Tribune reports.
Wagner has been limited through camp, but he's expected to be good to go for Saturday's preseason game against the Chargers. However, there was never any true concern about his regular-season availability. The seventh-year pro is the pinnacle of the Seahawks' defense, racking up 300 tackles and six sacks over the last two seasons.
Wagner (hamstring) has been a limited participant in the opening days of training camp, Mike Vorel of the Seattle Times reports.
It isn't entirely clear why Wagner hasn't been a full participant, but his limitations may be related to the hamstring injury that prevented the linebacker from taking part in the Pro Bowl this past winter. In any case, there doesn't appear to be any concern over Wagner's availability for the regular season.
Wagner will not participate in the Pro Bowl due to a lingering hamstring injury he dealt with throughout the second half of the season, Bob Condotta of the Seattle Times reports.
Although he was bothered by the hamstring injury, Wagner still managed to play in every contest for the Seahawks, totaling 133 tackles on the season. It appears to be more of a safety precaution for the veteran linebacker, who will focus on getting 100 percent healthy heading into offseason workouts.
Wagner also added the first safety of his career, and the 97 solo tackles mark a new career high for the six-year veteran. The 27-year-old battled injuries throughout the second half of the season but did not miss a game and should continue to be the anchor in the middle of the Seahawks defense in 2018.
|4||9/30/18||@ ARI||4:05 pm|
|6||10/14/18||@ OAK||1:00 pm|
|Bye: Week 7|
|8||10/28/18||@ DET||1:00 pm|
|10||11/11/18||@ LAR||4:25 pm|
|12||11/25/18||@ CAR||1:00 pm|
|15||12/16/18||@ SF||4:05 pm|
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