Seattle head coach Pete Carroll said that linebacker K.J. Wright and offensive lineman James Carpenter will not practice today because they have not passed the concussion test in order to get on the field.
With Wright and Carpenter not available, Mike Morgan remains at outside linebacker with the first unit, and John Moffitt will continue to work at left guard with the starters.
“Neither one of those guys will work today,” Carroll said. “They will take their tests again today, and then we hope to get those guys out tomorrow if they can. It all depends on how they do.”
Carroll said that receiver Braylon Edwards (knee) will catch some balls today and run some routes, with the hope that he’s full-go tomorrow.
Defensive end Jason Jones also will be involved in some portions of practice today, according to Carroll, and could practice tomorrow fully depending on how his ankle handles it.
“We are planning on those guys playing in the game, unless something causes a setback,” Carroll said.
Carroll also said that even though the team has an open roster spot, he has not made a decision on whether cornerback Walter Thurmond will be activated from the Physically Unable to Perform (PUP) list to the active roster.
“We’ll let you know,” Carroll said about Thurmond. “We’re not ready to do anything yet.”
Carroll also talked about playing against the team that provided the opportunity for his first head coaching job in the NFL with the Jets.
Carroll spent just one season as the head coach of the Jets, finishing 6-10 in 1994 after serving four seasons as the team’s defensive coordinator from 1990 to 1993.
Carroll was unceremoniously fired at the end of the 1994 season in favor of Rich Kotite, who won four games in two seasons before giving way to Bill Parcells in 1997.
“I was very fortunate to have that opportunity at that time,” Carroll said. “Being so young in the league and all that, and in New York, it’s an awesome place to be involved with professional sports because of the fans, the background and the history and all of that. It was a great honor, but it just didn’t work out right. I wasn’t ready enough for that situation. … It’s just a million miles away. I’m the same person, I’m just way better prepared now.”