WORD OF THE DAY: CONCUSSED
“Those guys will not go. They’re not going to play,” coach Pete Carroll said after practice. “We’re going to take care of them this week and have them ready for next week, hopefully.”
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“Because I play at a very, very high level.”
Unger and Bryant got concussions in last week’s game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and neither was able to practice this week.
“Whenever he’s played for us in the games he’s come through,” Carroll said. “So we really feel like he’s played already for us. We feel like he’s another of the starters going in there. So we’re pleased to get him this chance again and we expect him to play really well.”
INJURY REPORT: JORDAN HILL ALSO OUT FOR SUNDAY’S GAME
The official end-of-the-week status report, as issued by the team:
|STAT DU JOUR, FALCONS EDITION: MATT RYAN'S ACCURACY|
From coach Pete Carroll, to defensive coordinator Dan Quinn, to All-Pro cornerback Richard Sherman, any mention of the Falcons’ quarterback this week has started with Ryan’s accuracy. “The thing with their quarterback is that he’s completing almost 70 percent, that’s a high number,” Quinn said. Here’s where Ryan ranks among the league leaders in completion percentage:
Hill is expected to return to practice next week, Carroll said, after sitting out this week with a strained biceps – but not the one he hurt earlier that forced the rookie to miss the first four games.
|STAT DU JOUR, SEAHAWKS EDITION: SAD SACKS NO MORE|
When the Seahawks and Falcons met in their divisional playoff game in January, the Seahawks did not sack Falcons QB Matt Ryan. But then sack-leader Chris Clemons was out after tearing a knee ligament the week before, Michael Bennett was playing for the Buccaneers and
Seahawks sacks: Bennett 5.5; Avril 4.5; Clemons 3.5;
Carroll also had an update on receiver
For the Falcons:
OT Sam Baker (knee)
LB Stephen Nicholas (thigh)
DT Corey Peters (knee)
WR Roddy White (hamstring/ankle)
DT Peria Jerry (toe)
UP NEXT: A WALKTHROUGH IN ATLANTA
The players will hold their Saturday walkthrough in Atlanta.
Former Buccaneers cornerback Ronde Barber was at VMAC on Thursday to tape a segment on the Seahawks’ Legion of Boom secondary that will air Sunday morning on FOX’s pre-pregame show.