Carlos Dunlap's foot injury "nothing serious" for Seahawks


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RENTON -- Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll said Wednesday that the foot injury sustained by defensive end Carlos Dunlap in Monday night's win over the Philadelphia Eagles isn't serious.

"He's got a sore foot," Carroll said. "There's a little something going on. but nothing serious and so we just need to see how he goes and handles the week."

Dunlap had an MRI on his foot on Tuesday to figure out the extent of the issue. He played 38 of 71 defensive snaps for Seattle against the Eagles before leaving the game.

Whether he will be able to play Sunday against the New York Giants remains to be seen. Dunlap did not take part in the team's walkthrough on Wednesday. However, it's good news for the Seahawks that the injury doesn't appear to be anything of significance.

"I can't tell you how he'll be on game day yet, but we're hopeful and he's hopeful he'll be able to play," Carroll said.

The Seahawks have seen their pass rush take off since Dunlap's addition to the lineup four weeks ago. They had just 12 sacks through the first seven games of the season prior to Dunlap joined the team after his trade from the Cincinnati Bengals in October. They have 19 sacks in the four games he's played in since with Dunlap responsible for four of those sacks himself.

"When you get a guy like that whose had, I think, 90 sacks or something like that, he's an experienced rusher, he knows how to rush," defensive tackle Jarran Reed said. "That was key to bring him in especially like when Bruce [Irvin] went down so we needed another factor on the edge. You know it was just perfect timing and he's a real great player."

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Photo Credit: PHILADELPHIA, PENNSYLVANIA - NOVEMBER 30: Jarran Reed #90 and Carlos Dunlap #43 of the Seattle Seahawks sack Carson Wentz #11 of the Philadelphia Eagles during the second quarter at Lincoln Financial Field on November 30, 2020 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Mitchell Leff/Getty Images)


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