Matt Williamson of Scouts Inc. went into the season with high expectations for the Seattle Seahawks.
He did raise one concern.
"The two keys to Seattle that people don't talk about enough are Russell Okung and Sidney Rice needing to stay healthy," Williamson said two weeks ago. "If they do, they are good enough on offense considering the division they are in. I like both those guys a lot when they are right."
One game into the season, Rice and Okung are not right. A knee injury kept Rice from practicing Wednesday and Thursday. Okung practiced Thursday on a limited basis after a bruised knee suffered in the opener kept him out Wednesday.
How the Seahawks list both players Friday -- probable, questionable, doubtful or out -- will be of interest.
Rice was listed on injury reports in 2008 (twice) and 2011 for knee injuries. He finished those games with a combined two catches for 14 yards and a touchdown, according to ESPN Stats & Information.
In 2008, Rice caught one pass for six yards for Minnesota against Tennessee after being listed as questionable heading into a Week 4 game. Five weeks later, he caught one pass for eight yards and a touchdown after being listed as probable against Houston.
Last season, Rice finished without a catch against Washington in Week 12 after being listed as probable.
Rice caught four passes for 36 yards and a touchdown during the Seahawks' 20-16 defeat at Arizona in the opener this season.
Okung played most of that game before suffering the knee injury. Frank Omiyale finished the game for him. Okung has missed 10 of 33 career games since Seattle made him the sixth overall choice of the 2010 draft.