Leading receiver Mike Williams and starting flanker Ben Obomanu will be on the practice field today when the Seahawks begin preparing for Sunday’s game against the Atlanta Falcons at Qwest Field on Sunday.
That was the word from coach Pete Carroll during his just-completed press conference. Practice is scheduled to begin at 12:15 p.m.
Williams (sprained ankle) and Obomanu (lacerated hand) did not play in last week’s loss to the 49ers in San Francisco.
“They both are able and capable of going today,” Carroll said. “I’m anxious to see how they do.”
Obomanu will practice – and play – with a cast, to protect the laceration that required multiple stitches after he took a helmet to his right hand while making a catch in the win over the Panthers 10 days ago.
“We want to make sure Obo doesn’t get a bunch of banging on his hand right now,” Carroll said. “But he’s going to be doing all of the work, and the speed work and the route running and all that.”
Of Obomanu playing and practice with the cast on his hand, Carroll added, “It’s not going to be perfect, but it’s going to be something he can adjust to. We’ll see how well that turns out. I don’t know.”
Williams has 52 receptions, while Obomanu caught 14 passes in the three games prior to being injured.