Seahawks might sit Wil­son vs. Jets

Baltimore Sun - - RAVENS & NFL -

Seahawks quar­ter­back Rus­sell Wil­son has a sprained MCL in his left knee, and coach Pete Car­roll raised the pos­si­bil­ity of Wil­son miss­ing the Week 4 game against the Jets.

Car­roll said dur­ing his weekly ra­dio show Mon­day that Wil­son “feels great” and that his re­cov­ery is al­ready go­ing “ex­ceed­ingly well.”

Wil­son un­der­went an MRI on Sun­day night that con­firmed the lig­a­ment sprain and re­ceived treat­ment all night, Car­roll said.

Car­roll did not ex­press the sever­ity of the sprain and ac­knowl­edged there is a con­sid­er­a­tion of sit­ting Wil­son against the Jets with the Seahawks’ open date com­ing in Week 5. But he added that it’s dif­fi­cult try­ing to keep Wil­son off the field.

“We’ll see what hap­pens,” Car­roll said. “We’re go­ing to do the right thing.”

Wil­son was in­jured in the third quar­ter of Sun­day’s 37-18 vic­tory over the 49ers when he was pulled down awk­wardly while be­ing sacked by Eli Harold. Other in­juries: Charg­ers coach Mike McCoy said line­backer Manti Te’o will miss the rest of the sea­son with a torn left Achilles ten­don. Te’o, a fourth-year line­backer from Notre Dame, was hurt in Sun­day’s 26-22 loss to the Colts. ... Red­skins coach Jay Gru­den said safety DeAn­gelo Hall will miss the rest of the sea­son with a torn lig­a­ment in his right knee. It is the third con­sec­u­tive year the vet­eran de­fen­sive back’s sea­son has been cut short by an in­jury. Kaeper­nick not ready? 49ers coach Chip Kelly said he isn’t ready to make a quar­ter­back switch af­ter his of­fense strug­gled in con­sec­u­tive road losses to the Pan­thers and Seahawks.

Kelly said backup Colin Kaeper­nick isn’t phys­i­cally ready to start while Blaine Gab­bert ranks 31st in the NFL in com­ple­tion per­cent­age and 30th in passer rat­ing.

Kelly’s of­fense man­aged just 254 yards in the loss to the Seahawks.

“Kap is our No. 2 right now and ev­ery­body wants to know why Kap isn’t our No. 1. I don’t think Kap is 100 per­cent right now,” Kelly said.

“I think his play­ing weight has been around 225, and he’s not at that right now. ... To get the full Kap for what you need, the po­ten­tial that he has, he needs to con­tinue to just work on the phys­i­cal as­pect of things.”

Kaeper­nick missed the bulk of the 49ers’ off­sea­son pro­gram re­cov­er­ing from three surg­eries since Novem­ber. Ex­tra points: Free-agent DE Greg Hardy was ar­rested Sun­day on sus­pi­cion of pos­ses­sion of a con­trolled sub­stance, ac­cord­ing to an re­port. Af­ter a 2014 ar­rest on do­mes­tic vi­o­lence charges, Hardy played with the Cow­boys last sea­son af­ter serv­ing a four-game sus­pen­sion. . . . The Jets claimed TE Austin Se­fe­rian-Jenk­ins off waivers from the Buc­ca­neers, who cut him last week af­ter he was ar­rested on sus­pi­cion of driv­ing un­der the in­flu­ence. To make room on the ros­ter, the Jets waived LB Ju­lian Stan­ford. ... The Raiders re­leased Pro Bowl FB Mar­cel Reece af­ter his four-game sus­pen­sion for per­for­mance en­hanc­ing drugs was com­pleted.

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