Seahawks running back Alex Collins is 'ready to go' for Monday night game against Saints

Bob Condotta, The Seattle Times on

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RENTON, Wash. — Seahawks running back Alex Collins is "ready to go" for Monday night's clash with the New Orleans Saints while defensive end Darrell Taylor may also be able to play but is officially a game-time decision.

That was the word from coach Pete Carroll after Saturday's practice, the last for the Seahawks before kickoff against the Saints at 5:15 p.m. PDT Monday at Lumen Field.

Each was listed as questionable, along with cornerback John Reid (knee) and guard Damien Lewis (shoulder).

The rest of Seattle's 53-man roster is considered healthy to play, including receiver DK Metcalf, who continues to have his practice time limited due to a lingering foot injury.

Collins, Taylor and Lewis were all unable to finish last Sunday's overtime loss to the Steelers but appear to have made solid recoveries.

Taylor was carted off the field after a scary incident in which he hurt his neck making a tackle on Najee Harris in the fourth quarter.


But Taylor had full movement all along and the measures to take him to the hospital were largely precautionary. Carroll said all Taylor ended up having was "a stiff neck."

Carroll said Taylor is "really anxious to play and excited about that and I'll be surprised if he doesn't."

But Carroll said he wanted to wait until game day before declaring that Taylor will play.

Taylor leads the Seahawks in sacks with four and a Seattle team that has struggled to get a consistent pass rush going could use him back for what is just about a make-or-break game.


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