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Seahawks Friday Injury Report Week 2: DT Ford Doubtful, DE Ansah Questionable

The Seattle Seahawks final injury report of Week 2 has now been released and it shows that five players aren’t likely to play Sunday against the Pittsburgh Steelers at Heinz Field.

Not practicing again on Friday for the Seahawks were center Joey Hunt (ankle), defensive tackle Poona Ford (calf), safety Tedric Thompson (hamstring), and cornerback Neiko Thorpe (hamstring). Hunt and Moore are listed as out for Sunday’s game while Ford, Thompson and Thorpe are all listed as doubtful for the game against the Steelers. Wide receiver David Moore (shoulder) is also out for Sunday despite practicing on a limited basis all week.

Ford and Thompson are both starters while Thorpe is the Seahawks special teams captain. Ford’s expected absence on Sunday likely means undrafted rookie defensive tackle Bryan Mone will start alongside Al Woods. Safety Lano Hill is expected to start in place of Thompson on Sunday against the Steelers.

Practicing fully on Friday for the Seahawks and ending the week listed as questionable is defensive end Ezekiel Ansah (shoulder), who missed the team’s Week 1 game with his injury. Ansah is expected to be a game-time decision Sunday against the Steelers, according to what Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll on Friday.

“He practiced all week long,” Carroll said of Ansah. “He did all right, he practiced all week. He wasn’t limited at this point. He’s almost there, he may be there, we’ll find out, see if we can get him to play this week. He’s getting really close. If he doesn’t go this week, he certainly has a great chance for next week.”

Practicing fully on Friday for the Seahawks were center Justin Britt (knee), wide receiver Tyler Lockett (back), defensive end Quinten Jefferson (hip), guard Mike Iupati (foot), defensive end L.J. Collier (ankle), safety Ugo Amadi (shoulder), defensive end Jadeveon Clowney (not injury related), tackle Duane Brown (knee), tackle George Fant (ankle), and Will Dissly (knee). None of those players were given end-of-week game status designations on Friday and thus all are expected to be available if needed Sunday against the Steelers.

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