Ziggy Ansah likely to play for banged up Seahawks
RENTON, Wash. — Pass rusher Ziggy Ansah is likely to return from an ankle injury while starting safety Bradley McDougald is among a handful of starters who will be game-time decisions for the Seattle Seahawks on Sunday.
Getting Ansah back to face Atlanta would be a boost for Seattle’s pass rush, which has just one sack in the past three games. Ansah missed last week with an ankle injury suffered in Week 6 against Cleveland.
Coach Pete Carroll said Friday that McDougald has responded better than expected after missing last week’s game with back spasms and has a chance to play. McDougald’s uncertain situation was part of the reason Seattle traded a fifth-round pick to the Detroit Lions for safety Quandre Diggs this week.
Carroll sounded pessimistic Diggs would make his debut with Seattle this week. He has been bothered by a hamstring injury and is still learning the Seahawks’ system.