Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll met with the media on Wednesday at Renton's Virginia Mason Athletic Center and shared several injury updates about his team. Here's what we learned about some of Seattle's players who are on the mend:
1. Russell Wilson "Looks Normal"
Carroll said quarterback Russell Wilson, who has been battling ankle, knee and pectoral injuries this season, "looks normal" after coming out of this past week's game against the Buffalo Bills.
"He looks good. He really does look good," Carroll said. "He continues to feel just farther away and freer from the stuff that's been nagging on him. He looks normal. We're anxious to put some weeks back to back like that, so it's a good deal."
2. Kam Chancellor Is Back At Practice
Strong safety Kam Chancellor, who has missed the team's past four games with a groin injury, will practice Wednesday, Carroll said. During a Tuesday morning interview with 710 ESPN Seattle, Carroll said Chancellor is "really ready to go" at this point, but still must make it through the work week without any issues before his status is set for this week's game against the Patriots in New England.
3. "There Is A Chance" Luke Willson Plays This Week
Luke Willson has missed the past three games following surgery on his knee, but Carroll said "there is a chance" when asked if the tight end will play against the Patriots.
"Luke's going to practice," Carroll said. "His mentality is he's going to go. We'll see how the week works for him, but he's all fired up today, so he's ready to come back."
4. Thomas Rawls "Starting To Get Some Work Done"
While Thomas Rawls won't play in Sunday night's game at New England, Carroll said the second-year running back took part in the team's walk-thru practice on Wednesday and is "already starting to get some work done" after suffering an injury to his fibula in Week 2 against the Los Angeles Rams. With the Seahawks coming off a Monday night game and working on a short week, Carroll said the team will make adjustments to the practice schedule that could allow for Rawls to get more work in.
"We'll see how much he can do and this tempo of this week is going to allow him to jump in there a little bit more," Carroll said. "So I expect him to be out there."
5. Michael Bennett "Will Be Back In A Week Or Two"
Carroll said defensive end Michael Bennett, who recently underwent surgery on his knee, "will be back in a week or two."
6. Bradley Sowell "Day To Day"
Left tackle Bradley Sowell, who injured his knee in Week 7 against the Arizona Cardinals and hasn't played since, is "day to day," Carroll said. Sowell was a limited participant during each day of practice last week.
"He's practicing. We'll see how that goes," Carroll said. "We'll go day to day on that and see what that means for game time."
Starting in Sowell's place has been George Fant, the former college basketball player who joined the team as an undrafted rookie free agent.
"He did pretty well," Carroll said of Fant's play against the Bills. "He started a little slower than we like again and once he settled down he did a nice job. He's making a bid for himself. He's competing to play and I'm fired up for that. It's a good story for everybody, but for us we're just trying to get our left tackle play up and he's working hard at it."
7. Cassius Marsh "Has A Sore Ankle"
Linebacker Cassius Marsh injured his ankle in Monday night's win over the Bills and will not practice on Wednesday, Carroll said.
"He has a sore ankle," said Carroll. "He won't work today, but we think he's going to make it for the game. We'll see what happens."
8. "Great To Have" Kevin Pierre-Louis Back
Linebacker Kevin Pierre-Louis missed Weeks 7 and 8 with an ankle injury, but returned to action this past Monday night.
"He did get to play in the game and he did well, we just used him on special teams for the most part," Carroll said of Pierre-Louis. "He'll be working his way back in."
Carroll said having Pierre-Louis back in the mix doesn't mean Seattle will shift who has been starting at strongside linebacker in Pierre-Louis' place, with Brock Coyle earning the nod at the spot the past two weeks while Mike Morgan, the starting strongside linebacker to start the year, is still on injured reserve.
"He did a pretty good job," Carroll said of Coyle's play against Buffalo. "He's learning the spot, very disciplined about it. Had a couple plays that got away that he didn't see real well. The first play of the game got him, but he did a pretty good job and he's running and hitting and made some good tackles and stuff, had a sack in the game, did a nice job."
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