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, as star running back Chris Carson was seen on the sideline with his groin/hip wrapped. Carson was doubtful to return, and did not end up re-entering the game. Carson missed time during the week with a hip injury that Pete Carroll wrongly called a groin injury, and in his post-game press conference, Carroll confirmed it was the same issue that forced him out of Sunday’s loss. Carroll explained it had tightened up on Carson during half-time and he couldn’t come back, going on to say the Seahawks “certainly missed him.” Bradley McDougald, who also missed time in the week leading up to Sunday, left the game with a knee injury—the same issue that caused him to sit out practice. Carroll explained that McDougald’s knee had been “sore all week,” and it tightened up on him. McDougald did enter for a single play, following Tedric Thompson’s brief exit. Carroll said Thompson just got the wind knocked out of him. Finally, D.J. Fluker, who left the game in the 4th quarter and did not return, felt his calf tighten up. Slightly worryingly, Carroll said he “doesn’t know what that means right now.” Of course, this came soon after the conclusion of the game, so they really don’t know yet. But it sounded as though there is at least a chance it’ll force Fluker to miss time. Though Seattle doesn’t have to release an injury report for Week 10 until Wednesday Rashaad Penny Jersey
, we should get more information regarding Fluker, McDougald and Carson in the next couple of days. The Detroit Lions are the latest team to benefit from the New York Giants’ tear down, acquiring run-stuffer extraordinaire Damon “Snacks” Harrison in exchange for a 5th round pick on Wednesday. Harrison is the second defensive player traded by the Giants in as many days, after New York shipped Eli Apple to the New Orleans Saints on Tuesday. Apple had been a lightning rod among both fans and players since being drafted by the Giants, and his exit seemed like a matter of time. Harrison, meanwhile, is one of the best at his position in the NFL. Joining the Lions mid-season, Harrison will now attempt to boost a Detroit run defense that has been awful in 2018. Through seven weeks, the Lions rank 30th in both run defense by DVOA and rushing yards allowed per game. Luckily for Detroit, they are adding the best run-stopping defensive tackle in the sport. In the past five seasons (including 2018), Harrison has ranked first in Pro Football Focus’ run-stop rate; in 2013, he finished second. Though Harrison’s play-time may be limited in Week 8, he should give the Lions an immediate boost defending the run when he’s on the field, against a Seahawks team that loves to run the ball.