The Seahawks should be welcoming back this week at least some of the players who were unavailable for last week's loss in Minnesota, including rookie receiver Dee Eskridge.
Eskridge, who missed the past two games with a concussion, is not yet fully cleared to practice Wednesday, but the expectation is that he will be cleared Wednesday to practice the rest of the week and play in Sunday's game at San Francisco.
"He can't practice today," Carroll said. "He gets cleared today to practice tomorrow. That's part of the protocol, you've got to get through the Wednesday. But he had a fantastic weekend of returning, and he feels great, and we think he's going to be ready to go. We don't see any reason why he's not."
Also expected back on the practice field are defensive end Benson Mayowa, who missed last weekend's game with a neck injury, and safety Marquise Blair, who was a late scratch due to a knee injury.
On Mayowa, Carroll said, "He's feeling better. He's going to work today."
Carroll said that Blair went through Wednesday's walkthrough and "looked like he's ready to go. He's anxious to practice."
Running back Rashaad Penny won't practice and is likely to miss his third straight game.
"I don't expect him to be back this week," Carroll said. "I don't think he'll make it."
Carroll said Penny is close and could play now, but they're erring on the side of caution so when Penny does return he's fully healthy and can hopefully stay healthy.
Right tackle Brandon Shell, who missed last week's game with an ankle injury, won't practice Wednesday and Carroll said, "We're going to take it through the week and see how he does."
Carroll also said that Chris Carson, who dealt with cramps during the game, and Tyler Lockett, who escaped injury on a scary-looking tackle that looked like a potential knee injury, are both fine.
The Seahawks also have two players returning to practice after spending the first three weeks of the season on injured reserve, tight end Colby Parkinson and tackle Cedric Ogbuehi. That doesn't necessarily mean either will be added to the roster and play this weekend, but it's the first step in them getting back.
"Those guys have worked really hard, and they're going to try to compete to be available to play," Carroll said. "We'll see how that goes. "One day at a time, but both of those guys are ready to go, mentally, now we've got to see how they look and how they fit in."
Cornerbacks Tre Brown and Nigel Warrior, who are also on IR, won't return to practice this week. When asked about Brown, Carroll said they are "looking towards next week to start his return."