Besides ruling out Baldwin, Wagner and Wright, it is possible Seattle could play without six starters.
The Seahawks signed Kendricks last week to a one-year deal thought to be for at or just above the league minimum, needing some immediate help at linebacker with K.J. Wright and Bobby Wagner sidelined for the Chicago game due to injury.
Seahawks coach Pete Carroll said Saturday that the team did all of the research it could before signing Kendricks.
Wright was named to the Pro Bowl in 2016 and has quietly developed as one of the team's best all-around defensive players.
"The focus really goes to the guys who are stepping in, and we ask them to elevate and play to the same level of the guy before him without exception, and everybody around those guys realizes that, too". But like I said, I'm very blessed to have this opportunity, so I treat it as such. "He looked great today". Carroll discussed Kendricks' addition with reporters one day later.More news: Florence hovers over coastal states, raising fears of epic flooding
One of the more unexpected stories of the National Football League preseason was then-Cleveland Browns linebacker Mychal Kendricks being charged with insider trading by federal authorities. "He had three really good days and studied like insane with the coaches and he's ready to help us out".
"I'll overcome this just like I've overcome other obstacles in my life", Kendricks said. That means the Seahawks could keep him on their roster. "He's going to travel with us and we'll see how he is on gameday".
Luani's promotion from the practice squad comes with backup safety Delano Hill being listed as doubtful.
Last week the young Seahawks defense showed their inexperience. Carroll said Johnson could be brought back later.
"What happened with the numbers, we had to do something and make a move and had to figure out which was the best way for us over the long haul of this", Carroll said of releasing Johnson. We love him. We hated to have to separate like that.