Seattle Seahawks Player News: Last 24 hours, All Positions

News: Lockett caught four of five targets for 37 yards in Monday's 34-31 loss to Atlanta. He did most of his damage in the return game, accounting for 197 kick-return yards.
Impact: Monday was Lockett's third game in his last five contests with at least four catches, but that doesn't tell the whole story. The third-year receiver has just one game of over 70 yards this season and remains scoreless. If you were to say during the preseason that the Seahawks would trade away Jermaine Kearse and move to a more pass-happy attack, the assumption would have been big production from Lockett. That hasn't been the case as Paul Richardson has, instead, emerged as a big-play threat behind Doug Baldwin and Jimmy Graham. Part of the problem is a lack of explosive plays. Lockett is averaging a catch of 20 or more yards once ever 8.3 receptions this season as compared to once every 5.7 catches in 2015 and once every 4.6 catches in 2016.
News: McKissic rushed for 30 yards on seven carries and added five catches for 23 yards during Monday's 34-31 loss to Atlanta.
Impact: McKissic was on the field for 50 offensive plays on Monday, 34 more than any Seattle back. You wouldn't know it by the stats as Seattle went pass-heavy against the Falcons and quarterback Russell Wilson led the team with 86 rushing yards. McKissic scored twice in his debut in Week 4, but has been scoreless since. Monday was his first outing with more than 50 total yards since his debut. Being the lead back in Seattle used to be synonymous with high-end production. That hasn't been the case this season as Seattle has taken a "ride or die" approach with Wilson.
News: Richardson registered six tackles (four solo) and a sack in Monday's loss to the Falcons.
Impact: It was one of Richardson's best performances on the year as he registered a season high in tackles and added his first sack of the year. Through nine games this season he has 23 tackles (14 solo), one sack, one interception and one pass defensed.
News: The Seattle Seahawks have made an unexpected roster move, waiving veteran defensive end Dwight Freeney just four games after signing him to help boost their pass rush. Seattle made the roster move Tuesday but no corresponding move was announced.
Impact: Freeney was signed in late October to boost Seattle's pass rush after Cliff Avril was lost to a neck injury earlier in the season. Freeney had three sacks in his first two games, moving into 17th on the all-time sack list. But he did not record a tackle in each of his last two games.
News: Freeney was waived by Seattle on Tuesday, John Boyle of the Seahawks' official site reports.
Impact: Freeney signed with Seattle a month ago and has played four games with the team. His release comes as a bit of a surprise as the veteran defensive end tallied 3.0 sacks in his short stint with the Seahawks. His release could lead to some added snaps for Branden Jackson and Dion Jordan. Freeney will be free to sign with any team if he clears waivers.
News: Davis is unlikely to play Sunday due to a groin injury he suffered Monday night.
Impact: Davis ran for 18 yards on six carries before leaving the 34-31 loss to the Falcons in the third quarter.
News: Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll said Tuesday that Rawls would reenter the team's running-back rotation for the Week 12 matchup with the 49ers, Bob Condotta of The Seattle Times reports.
Impact: After producing only 27 yards on 10 carries in a Week 10 win over the Cardinals, Rawls was a healthy inactive for Monday's 34-31 loss to the Falcons with Eddie Lacy (groin) returning from injury and the recently signed Mike Davis entering the team's backfield mix. While Lacy's workload was limited in his return to action, Davis acted as the team's lead back for a good portion of the contest, amassing 59 total yards before departing with a groin pull. With Carroll indicating that Davis was "unlikely" to suit up against the 49ers, Rawls will have an opportunity to see snaps, but it's expected that he'll rank behind Lacy and pass-catching back J.D. McKissic in the pecking order. Rawls is averaging a horrid 2.6 yards on 49 carries this season and seems a long way from rediscovering the strong form he showcased as a rookie in 2015.
News: Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll said that he's hopeful Joeckel (knee) will be able to play Sunday against the 49ers, Bob Condotta of The Seattle Times reports.
Impact: Joeckel sat out the Seahawks' Week 11 loss to the Falcons, marking his fifth consecutive absence after undergoing a knee scope during the team's bye week. Though Joeckel's recovery has dragged on longer than the Seahawks initially anticipated, it appears the lingering soreness in the 2015 No. 2 overall pick's knee is finally beginning to subside. Joeckel's potential return Sunday would be quite timely for the Seahawks with Carroll already ruling out fellow starting guard Oday Aboushi (shoulder) for that contest.
News: Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll said that Aboushi is dealing with a dislocated shoulder and won't play Sunday against the 49ers, Bob Condotta of The Seattle Times reports.
Impact: Aboushi, the Seahawks' starting right guard, didn't return to Monday's loss to the Falcons after sustaining the injury. Though he'll miss at least one contest, Aboushi's absence could be offset by the potential return of Luke Joeckel (knee), who Carroll suggested could play against San Francisco.
News: Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll said Tuesday that it's "unlikely" Davis (groin) will be able to play Sunday against the 49ers, Bob Condotta of The Seattle Times reports.
Impact: The Seahawks are still trying to determine the severity of the groin pull Davis suffered in Monday's loss to the Falcons, but it appears the third-year running back will at least miss out on a matchup with the team that drafted him in 2015. Davis was promoted to the practice squad ahead of the matchup with the Falcons and was immediately given a look as the team's lead back with Eddie Lacy returning from a groin injury of his own, C.J. Prosise (ankle) on injured reserve and the struggling Thomas Rawls being made a healthy scratch for the contest. Prior to his departure, Davis picked up only 18 yards on six carries, but was more productive as a pass catcher, gaining 41 yards on two receptions. According to Condotta, Carroll indicated that Lacy should have a bigger role against San Francisco now that he's a week removed from the injury, while Rawls will also reenter the running-back rotation to compensate for Davis' absence. J.D. McKissic should also see plenty of snaps out of the backfield, particularly on passing downs.
News: Blair Walsh converted three of four field-goal attempts Monday as the Seattle Seahawks lost to the Atlanta Falcons 34-31. He made kicks of 30, 37 and 46 yards, and missed a 52-yarder. Walsh tacked on two PATs.
Impact: Walsh's lone miss came in a potential game-tying situation in the final seconds. Known for his strong leg during his up-and-down tenure with the Vikings, he's yet to make a kick of 50 or more yards this season and owns one of the worst conversion rates (77.3 percent) in the league.
News: Tyler Lockett had four receptions for 37 yards Monday in the Seattle Seahawks' 34-31 loss to the Atlanta Falcons.
Impact: Since breaking through for 121 yards in six catches in Seattle's wild Week 8 win over Houston, Lockett has totaled a meager seven receptions for 63 yards in three games. The third-year receiver probably isn't worth using right now, though he remains an intriguing hold in dynasty leagues.
News: Doug Baldwin had two receptions for 40 yards and one touchdown Monday in the Seattle Seahawks' 34-31 loss to the Atlanta Falcons.
Impact: Baldwin had been a non-factor until corralling Russell Wilson's deep pass for a 29-yard touchdown with three minutes left to salvage an otherwise disappointing fantasy night. Seattle's No. 1 receiver averaged 87.3 yards on 27 catches over the previous four weeks and has now found the end zone in three of his last five games.
News: Jimmy Graham had seven receptions for 58 yards and one touchdown Monday in the Seattle Seahawks' 34-31 loss to the Atlanta Falcons.
Impact: Graham also hauled in a 2-point conversion pass in addition to scoring his seventh touchdown in six games. Though the four-time Pro Bowler isn't recording heavy yardage totals, his status as Russell Wilson's go-to guy in the red zone merits a weekly spot in fantasy lineups.
News: Paul Richardson had five receptions for 56 yards Monday in the Seattle Seahawks' 34-31 loss to the Atlanta Falcons.
Impact: Richardson put forth a decent fantasy line, but he's managed only nine receptions for 140 yards and no touchdowns in three games since breaking out for 105 yards and two scores on six grabs against Houston in Week 8. Though there's potential with the Seahawks morphing into a more pass-oriented team, the big-play threat is still more of a boom-or-bust option.
News: Mike Davis ran for 18 yards on six carries before leaving Monday's 34-31 loss to the Falcons in the third quarter with a groin injury. He added two receptions for 41 yards.
Impact: Promoted from the practice squad a week ago, Davis drew a surprising start in his Seahawks' debut and played fairly well before exiting. Unless the injury is season-ending, the San Francisco castoff is worth picking up off the waiver wire.