Pocic will start at right guard during Sunday's game against the Chiefs, Brady Henderson of ESPN.com reports.
Even with D.J. Fulker active for Week 16, Pocic will reportedly start at right guard. With George Fant slotting in at right tackle because Germain Ifedi (groin) is inactive, the Seahawks will field two new starters on the right side of their O-line versus Kansas City.
Pocic started the first two games of the season, but he sat out each of the last three weeks following an ankle injury. Now healthy, Pocic should slot back in at left guard Sunday against the Raiders, barring a setback.
Pocic (ankle) is inactive for Sunday's game against the Cardinals.
Pocic will miss his second regular season game in a row due to an ankle injury. Jordan Simmons stands to slot into Seattle's starting lineup in Pocic's place, and quarterback Russel Wilson will once again be without his starting left guard.
Head coach Pete Carroll has been impressed by Pocic in offseason workouts, Bob Condotta of the Seattle Times reports. "[Pocic] came back 20 pounds heavier after a really great offseason of work that we really wanted him to do and he's just carried it off and did a beautiful job," Carroll said Thursday.
Pocic injured his knee in the Seahawks' 2017 season finale, so it's great news that his offseason wasn't completely derailed by any sort of rehab program. If he can stay healthy, the 2017 second-rounder should be considered a favorite to open the 2018 season as a first-string guard.
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