Seahawks place Tre Flowers on IR, Bryan Mone on reserve/COVID-19 list

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RENTON -- The Seattle Seahawks placed cornerback Tre Flowers on injured reserve due to a hamstring injury.

Additionally, defensive tackle Bryan Mone, who is already on injured reserve because of a high-ankle sprain, becomes the first player during the season to land on the reserve/COVID-19 list.

Flowers came out of last week's victory over the Philadelphia Eagles with tightness in his hamstring.

"It's not a serious hamstring injury but it's enough to really bother him this week and then to expect for him to turn around and bounce back around on this week is a lot to expect," head coach Pete Carroll said on Friday.

A hamstring injury to cornerback Shaquill Griffin forced him to miss four games in recent weeks. Griffin and D.J. Reed will get the start on Sunday against the New York Giants and backup quarterback Colt McCoy, who is playing in place of Daniel Jones because of a hamstring injury. Ugo Amadi, Linden Stephens and Jayson Stanley serve as the additional depth at the position for Seattle.

Flowers will be out for at least the next three weeks on the injured reserve list. Meanwhile, Quinton Dunbar will be eligible to return to the roster from the injured reserve list next week after missing three games with a knee injury that had bothered him throughout the season.

Mone sustained his ankle sprain a month ago and has been on the injured reserve list ever since. While he has attended practices in the time since, he is not expected to be back with the team before the end of the regular season. His placement on the COVID-19 list would be either through a positive test of his own or close contact with others who have contracted the virus.

Wide receiver John Ursua briefly landed on the list during training camp before it was determined his positive test was a false positive. The Seahawks were the last team in the NFL to have a player land on the reserve/COVID-19 list.

Seattle also elevated tackle Chad Wheeler from the practice squad for additional depth at the position. Right tackle Brandon Shell is doubtful to play against the Giants due to a high-ankle sprain and backup Cedric Ogbuehi had a calf issue surface early in practice on Friday. Jamarco Jones would be an option at the position as well should both Shell and Ogbuehi be sidelined but Wheeler provides an extra option at the group as insurance.

The Seahawks had three quarterbacks in for tryouts with the team on Friday, per the league transaction wire (via Albert Breer of Sports Illustrated).

Alex McGough and J.T. Barrett both have history with the Seahawks. McGough was a seventh-round pick by Seattle in 2018 and spent the season on the practice squad before moving on after the year. Barrett spent a chunk of training camp with Seattle in 2019.

Tyree Jackson was the third quarterback brought in by the team. However, he was listed as a tight end on the league wire. Jackson played quarterback at the University of Buffalo and played for the D.C. Defenders of the XFL in 2020.

Photo Credit: INGLEWOOD, CALIFORNIA - NOVEMBER 15: Josh Reynolds #11 of the Los Angeles Rams catches a pass against Tre Flowers #21 of the Seattle Seahawks in the third quarter at SoFi Stadium on November 15, 2020 in Inglewood, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)

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