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.
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:
OT Breno Giacomini (knee)
WR Percy Harvin (hip)
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
DT Letroy Guion (chest)
TE Kyle Rudolph (foot)
RB Matt Asiata (shoulder)
TE Rhett Ellison (ankle)
DT Fred Evans (knee)
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.