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Friday Practice Report: Seahawks Think Linebacker Bruce Irvin (Rib) is "Going to be Fine" for Week 2 at Packers

Seahawks coach Pete Carroll updates the injury situation heading into Sunday night's game against the Green Bay Packers.

Linebacker Bruce Irvin (rib), right tackle Garry Gilliam (rib), and defensive end Demarcus Dobbs (back) were three new additions to Thursday's practice report for the Seahawks, and with Friday's practice now in the books, the trio looks like it'll be ready to play this weekend.

Irvin is listed as questionable for Sunday night's game against the Packers in Green Bay, but Seattle coach Pete Carroll said Irvin "looks good" after participating in Friday's session on a limited basis.

"The thing that bothered him he's had before," Carroll said of the Seahawks linebacker's setback. "We think he's going to be fine."

Gilliam is also listed as questionable after participating in limited fashion on Friday, but Carroll said "yes" when asked if he expects to have the offensive lineman available against Green Bay.

Tharold Simon (toe), who missed the team's Week 1 game after injuring himself in practice last week, is listed as questionable after being limited for Friday's workout. Carroll wasn't sure if the third-year cornerback would be ready by Sunday.

"We'll wait until gameday," Carroll said. "Tharold didn't get to work yet. We'll see him on gameday."

Linebacker Mike Morgan (hamstring), who missed the regular-season opener, was ruled out against the Packers earlier this week. Carroll said Morgan "should be ready to go" for next week's home opener against the Chicago Bears.

Here's the official practice report for the Seahawks and their Week 2 opponent:

Seattle Seahawks


LB Mike Morgan (Hamstring, Did Not Participate in Practice)


CB Tharold Simon (Toe, Limited Participation in Practice)

LB Bruce Irvin (Rib, Limited Participation in Practice)

T Garry Gilliam (Rib, Limited Participation in Practice)

FB Will Tukuafu (Foot, Limited Participation in Practice)


RB Marshawn Lynch (Not Injury Related, Full Participation in Practice)

LB Bobby Wagner (Ankle, Full Participation in Practice)

DE Michael Bennett (Ankle, Full Participation in Practice)

DE Demarcus Dobbs (Back, Full Participation in Practice)

Green Bay Packers

(Note: The Packers did not practice Friday, so practice participation designations are an estimation)


T Bryan Bulaga (Knee, Did Not Participate in Practice)


S Morgan Burnett (Calf, Limited Participation in Practice)


WR Randall Cobb (Shoulder, Limited Participation in Practice)

LB Jayron Elliott (Quadriceps, Limited Participation in Practice)

Outside of the injury situation, Carroll was asked about how his team has handled the week of preparation for its Week 2 meeting with the Packers, a rematch of last year's NFC Championship at CenturyLink Field and a game the Seahawks won, 28-22.

"Every game is a championship game to us and this is all of that," Carroll said. "Coming off of the history that these guys have about being great at home and all of that it's a great challenge for us. Practices went really well. We were able to get all the work done and we're going on the road today, going early, so we can get a good, comfortable trip and take full advantage of this opp. Looking forward to it."

The Seahawks own a 13-1 record in primetime games since Carroll took over in 2010 and the Packers own an NFC-best 74-29-1 record at home since 2002. One of those marks will inevitably get a little bit worse with Sunday's kickoff set for 5:30 p.m. PT in front of a national television audience at Lambeau Field. So naturally, the Seahawks' success under the lights was a subject Carroll was asked to outline.

"We really don't treat a game in preseason any different than the Super Bowl," Carroll said. "We go about it the same way. We're trying to play the best we can possibly play every time we go out with all of the focus and the energy that it takes to do that. So we try to learn what that takes and try to master the process of that so that we can bring our best regardless of the circumstances."


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