The Seahawks returned to work with a "bonus Monday" practice following their bye weekend, and while the team does not put out an injury report until Wednesday, Pete Carroll did provide some updates on the team's improving health following a weekend off.
"We're better than we were," Carroll said. "There are some guys who are going to get a chance to jump back out, and it helps anybody that got banged up in the game. So we're hoping this will be a really productive week for returning a few guys. So we'll see how it goes."
One of the players back on the field was left tackle Charles Cross, who has been out since suffering a toe injury in the season opener. It's too early in the week to know if he'll play when the Seahawks face the Bengals on Sunday, but it was a positive step in his comeback.
"He was on the practice field today, he worked today. He looked quick and nifty and all that kind of stuff. We'll see how he does when we come back as we get through the week, see if he can maintain the practice level that will allow him a chance to play."
When it comes to players who were injured in last week's game against the Giants, Carroll said safety Jamal Adams should clear the concussion protocol soon, possibly by Tuesday.
"He's on the final stage coming up of getting cleared, and a pretty promising though that he will be cleared tomorrow," Carroll said.
As for quarterback Geno Smith, who briefly left the game with a knee injury but was able to return, Carroll said, "He's fine."
Also OK after leaving the game with an injury is nose tackle Jarran Reed, who was back on the practice field Monday after leaving last week's game with a shin injury.
"He got banged up, but he's had an extra week and all of that, so he should be OK," Carroll said.
Guards Damien Lewis and Phil Haynes also both left the Monday night win with injuries, and while it's too early in the week to know if either will be back, Carroll said it's possible that one or both could.
"Both those guys have a chance to be OK this week," Carroll said. "We'll see how they go. It's going to take us a bit before we know, but both guys have a chance."
Cornerback Tre Brown, who missed last week's game with a concussion, was back on the practice field Monday, while cornerback Coby Bryant was not due to the toe injury that sidelined him the past two games.
"He wasn't quite ready to go today," Carroll said. "He's closer than he's been. He had some trouble with his footwear that was bothering him a little bit. So he's not quite ready yet, but he's getting close."
Asked about receiver Dareke Young and running back Kenny McIntosh, who are both eligible to come off injured reserve starting this week, Carroll said, "Dareke is really close. He's a little bit closer than Kenny is. Dareke is running and doing all kinds of stuff. Kenny is getting back, but not quite yet. It's still another week or so. Dareke's got to prove it, he's doing all of the running stuff right now, but he is not ready to practice yet."
Right tackle Abraham Lucas is still a week away form being eligible to return from injured reserve, and while he is expected to make a return relatively soon, Carroll said they won't rush that process.
"We've invested so much time in his recovery we don't want to screw it up and bring him back too fast, so we'll be patient with it and see what happens," Carroll said. "But he's going to make it back here within the next couple of weeks."
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