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Friday in Hawkville: Percy Harvin, Russell Okung and Breno Giacomini will be gameday decisions

Posted Nov 15, 2013

The Seahawks could get Pro Bowl left tackle Russell Okung, right tackle Breno Giacomini and the versatile Percy Harvin back for Sunday’s game. But coach Pete Carroll said the status for each will be a gameday decision.

A recap of the activities at Virginia Mason Athletic Center for Nov. 15, when the Seahawks held their final full practice before Sunday’s game against the Minnesota Vikings at CenturyLink Field:

WORD OF THE DAY: PROBABLE

The Seahawks have listed 14 players in that category for Sunday’s game against the Vikings, a designation that indicates “virtual certainty will be available for normal duty,” according to the NFL guidelines.

But coach Pete Carroll was more cautious in his approach when it came to the players who are returning from lengthy layoffs – wide receiver Percy Harvin, who has yet to play after having hip surgery Aug. 1; Pro Bowl left tackle Russell Okung, who has been out since getting a toe injury in Week 2; and right tackle Breno Giacomini, who last played in Week 3 because of a knee injury.

All three players participated fully in Friday’s final full practice, but the status for each will be a game-day decision, Carroll said.

Okung remains on the injured reserve list with a designation to return, so he must be added to the 53-man roster Saturday before he can play Sunday.

“The week went very well,” Carroll said. “The guys practiced throughout. They did all of the things that we asked them to do during the week and made it through all of the reps and the turns and came back each day. Now we’ve got to get through tomorrow and make sure that after today’s work everybody is fit and ready to go.

“We’ll make our decisions at game time.”

The Seahawks must submit their list of inactive players 90 minutes before Sunday’s 1:25 p.m. kickoff. 

INJURY REPORT: TONY McDANIEL QUESTIONABLE

The official end-of-the-week status report, as released by the team:

STAT DU JOUR: HARDLY POINTLESS

During their franchise-best 9-1 start, the Seahawks have scored 265 points while allowing 159. The 106-point differential leads the NFC and ranks second in the NFL. Here’s a look at the Top 5 teams in the league:

Team (record) Points scored Points allowed Differential
Broncos (8-1) 371 238 plus-133
Seahawks (9-1) 265 159 plus-106
Chiefs (9-0) 215 111 plus-104
Saints (7-2) 265 163 plus-102
Panthers (6-3) 214 115 plus-99

Out
CB Brandon Browner (groin)

Questionable
DT Tony McDaniel (hamstring)

Probable
DE Red Bryant (concussion)
SS Kam Chancellor (hip)
DE Chris Clemons (not injury related)
FB Derrick Coleman (hamstring)
LB Heath Farwell (knee)
OT Breno Giacomini (knee)
WR Percy Harvin (hip)
DT Jordan Hill (biceps)
LB Bruce Irvin (shoulder)
SS Jeron Johnson (hamstring)
CB Jeremy Lane (thigh)
RB Marshawn Lynch (knee)
CB Richard Sherman (hip)
C Max Unger (concussion)

McDaniel, who has started the first 10 games at the three-technique tackle spot and leads all the D-limen with 37 tackles, participated fully in practice. “He did extra work today to make sure that he’s OK,” Carroll said. “We’ll wait and see how he is tomorrow. That will be a game-day decision.”

Unger and Bryant are “fine,” as Carroll put it, after missing last week’s game because of concussions they got in the previous game. “They both made it through the week,” Carroll said. “They’re alright. They’re going.”

For the Vikings:

YOU DON'T SAY

“It felt great to be out there with my teammates just running plays and being able to go into the huddle again. Just being able to smell grass and be able to lace the cleats up again, it felt great.”

Percy Harvin, on his return to practice and the possibility of playing for the first time since last Nov. 4

Out
DT Letroy Guion (chest)
TE Kyle Rudolph (foot)

Doubtful
RB Matt Asiata (shoulder)

Questionable
TE Rhett Ellison (ankle)
DT Fred Evans (knee)

Probable
CB Chris Cook (hamstring)
FB Jerome Felton (back)
LB Chad Greenway (wrist)
LB Erin Henderson (illness)
WR Greg Jennings (Achilles)
OG Charlie Johnson (elbow/toe)
OT Phil Loadholt (concussion)
RB Adrian Peterson (groin)
QB Christian Ponder (left shoulder)
S Jamarca Sanford (groin)

Peterson, the Vikings’ leading rusher who ran for 182 yards against the Seahawks last November, was added to the list after not practicing Friday. With Rudolph out, John Carlson will start at tight end for the Vikings. He was the Seahawks’ second-round draft choice in 2008 and has the top two receiving seasons at the position in franchise history – a team-leading 55 as a rookie and 51 in 2009.

UP NEXT: A SATURDAY WALKTHROUGH

The players will hold their Saturday walkthrough at VMAC, the last on-field session before Sunday’s game.

After Sunday’s game, the Seahawks will have their bye week before returning to prepare for a three-game stretch against the 7-2 New Orleans Saints on “Monday Night Football” at CenturyLink Field; and road games against the 6-3 49ers in San Francisco and a Giants team that has won its past three games. The 49ers play the Saints in New Orleans on Sunday.