Seattle Seahawks offensive lineman J’Marcus Webb is dealing with an ankle injury and missed Friday’s practice session. Webb was listed as questionable on the team’s official injury report, which could be a big deal given that he’s already a backup guard.
Webb is starting because first-round pick Germain Ifedi is dealing with an ankle injury of his own. Ifedi has already been ruled out for Sunday’s game against the Los Angeles Rams. If Webb is unable to go, then the Seahawks would be down to their third-string guard, Rees Odhiambo. Odhiambo was a third-round pick in this year’s draft.
Originally signed as a tackle, Webb only made the switch to play guard a few days before the team’s opener. He’s still learning how to play the position, and certainly won’t be at 100 percent even if he does play against the Rams on Sunday.
The health of quarterback Russell Wilson is the biggest concern for Seattle. The line was a mess last year and the team made it a stated goal to improve it over the offseason. They lost Russell Okung, their best lineman, in free agency and did little to upgrade the position.
Even their selection of Ifedi has yet to pay off as he was inactive in Week 1. Ifedi has a high ceiling, but he has to see the field first and is missing valuable practice time for a rookie.