Percy Harvin will not practice today, but will continue rehabilitation work. Pete Carroll stood by his week-to-week, then day-to-day assessments with Harvin.
“We’re trying to figure this thing out, then when he gets on the practice field, it’s truly day-to-day,” Carroll said. “He’s running in his rehab work and we have to see if he can tolerate it, come on back and give us a couple days of work. We have to make sure he is right. So, we’re going to take our time. I know it seems like how can you take your time when you’re this close to the end of the season? We still have to do that to take care of him.”
Carroll said Harvin has gotten close, but hasn’t quite gotten over the hump. Carroll says Harvin has a “whole lot of new movement” in his hip he is trying to get used to.
> Brandon Browner won’t practice this week. His appeal is still awaiting an answer.
> Max Unger (pec) participated in walk through today, but will not practice. Carroll said he thinks Unger will “make it” this weekend, however.
> James Carpenter will start again at left guard. He’ll also swap with Paul McQuistan.
> K.J. Wright had surgery today in North Carolina. When he met with the media, Carroll didn’t have any new information on the surgery. Carroll called his replacement Malcolm Smith a “really steady part of the team.”
> Carroll said the key to the punting has been Jon Ryan, though pointed out, “We didn’t kick the ball last week as well as we liked to.”
> Jeron Johnson does not need surgery on his hamstring.
> Perrish Cox was at his locker and said he knew that he was coming back to the Seahawks after he was signed Nov. 26 and cut Nov. 27. Cox said he was happy to go home to Waco, Texas and eat his mom’s food for Thanksgiving.
He also said that the first time he played inside as a corner was this year in San Francisco. Here, he’ll be a backup option in a lot of places. His primary role will be on coverage teams.
“I wasn’t surprised, there was a reason why they did it,” Cox said. “They talked to before they did it (cut him) and gave me a valid reason. Told me not to say anything. I just kept it at that and we just went from there.
“My agent had already talked to me and they ran everything by him. I was cool with it. I knew what was going on before it even got out that I was released. It was because of somebody else (Brandon Browner). It was nothing I could control.”
> Golden Tate: “We’re not discouraged or down whatsoever. It didn’t feel like a wakeup call to me. It was a hard-fought game. I felt we gave it away with the penalties. We’re refocused for this week and excited to get back on the field. That’s the only thing you can do.”
Tate added he thought his offensive PI was a response to the the amount of separation he had after “bumping” the defender, as he put it.
> Talked to Kam Chancellor about the hit on Rob Gronkowski. He said he saw it, then repeatedly shook his head and searched for words trying to explain how he is supposed to hit people now. It was just a few weeks ago I had a similar conversation with Chancellor about Brandon Meriweather and helmet-to-helmet hits.
Chancellor said making a rule that outlaws hits below the knee would only add pressure to the referees.
“I’m going to play my game, but they are making it very difficult for a lot of people,” Chancellor said. “Use your shoulder and aim for the chest. That’s all I can say.”