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Snap counts for Seahawks vs New York; transcript of Pete Carroll from today

Here are the snap counts from Seattle’s 38-17 win over the New York Giants.

Note on offense how tackle Garry Gilliam was used 21 times as an extra tight end on running plays. Most of those came after fill-in starting tight end Luke Willson sprained his ankle early in the game and then No. 3 tight end Cooper Helfet’s sore knee flared up again.

Will Tukuafu got 17 snaps as Seattle’s new, 285-pound fullback. Coach Pete Carroll said today how impressed he was seeing the effects of Tukuafu thudding into defenders in the running lanes ahead of Marshawn Lynch. Expect

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Finally good injury news for Seahawks: Pete Carroll says at least 4 starters could return Sunday vs NYG

Today, Pete Carroll finally got to talk about injuries in the additive — rather than reductive — sense.

The theme of the coach’s comments the day after the Seahawks’ 30-24 escape/slog/battle of attrition past Oakland was renewal through a return to health.

Carroll says Seattle (5-3) has a good chance of getting at least four starters or essentially starters back from injuries this week in time for Sunday’s home game against the New York Giants (3-4 entering tonight’s home game against Indianapolis).

He called that nothing short of “amazing.”

And it’s oh, so needed.

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Russell Wilson won’t link offensive line issues to his. But Seahawks could help by relying even more on Marshawn Lynch

The bus was right there, rolling right behind my question to Russell Wilson. But the Seahawks’ quarterback and team leader was not about throw his battered, makeshift offensive line under it.

How much are you noticing the opposing pass rush this season, the issues on the offensive line in front of you — especially after today’s 30-24 escape past winless Oakland in which Wilson was reduced to throwing almost exclusively screen passes to today’s Seattle receiving leader Marshawn Lynch because he was ransacked by Raiders almost every time he dropped back to throw?

“I think we’re doing a good job of protecting

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Cassius Marsh latest D-lineman to get hurt; Seahawks down to one healthy TE, Cooper Helfet

Wide receiver Percy Harvin did not practice today because of a thigh injury. But before we sound alarms recall that last week the Seahawks also gave him Thursday off from practice and listed him with a thigh injury then, too, before he played against Dallas.

The newer concern that could affect Sunday’s game at St. Louis is now two injured defensive linemen who have been seeing time in the rotation as early as the first drives of recent games: end Cassius Marsh was added to the list today with a foot injury and tackle Jordan Hill missed his second consecutive

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One Seahawk worth rooting for Monday night at Washington: The remarkable Garry Gilliam

En route to Washington, where the Seahawks were due to land late last night — probably right around the 18th inning of that Nationals-Giants game down the road from where the Seahawks and Redskins will play Monday night.

I’ve got a guy who is worth rooting for in this game, and beyond: Garry Gilliam.

Saturday’s news from coach Pete Carroll at team headquarters in Renton that backup tackle Alvin Bailey is out for Monday because of an oblique strain. That and starting tight end Zach Miller’s ankle surgery last week could mean a larger role for Gilliam, the undrafted rookie

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Garry Gilliam gets to show off his versatility at TE for Seahawks; Richard Sherman on Denver

Garry Gilliam has played just two snaps on offense through the Seahawks’ first three games. That may now increase exponentially, beginning Monday night at Washington, as the Seahawks rookie implied with this tweet Monday:

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Coach Pete Carroll said yesterday the rookie tackle and former tight end for his first three seasons at Penn State is a viable option to help replace starting tight end Zach Miller over the next few

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Carroll: Seahawks like in-house fill-ins for starting TE Zach Miller (ankle surgery) better than signing a new one for next few weeks

It’s going to be Luke Willson as the starting tight end, Cooper Helfet number two and tackle Alvin Bailey as a third “tight end” on running downs for the next few weeks for the Seahawks. Even rookie tackle Garry Gilliam, a tight end until his senior season of 2013 at Penn State, may get some of the time at the position. All this is while starting tight end Zach Miller recovers following surgery to clean out bone spurs and what coach Pete Carroll said were other “loose bodies” in his ankle.

Carroll said following the Seahawks’ indoor practice this afternoon

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When Monday is a Thursday: Seahawks three days from opener

Happy Labor Day. Hope you have a chance to relax and enjoy — including as you read this, of course.

This is no holiday for the Seahawks or Packers. Yesterday was a Wednesday and today is a Thursday for them.

A normal practice week has been condensed and accelerated to a Sunday-through-Wednesday practice schedule for Thursday’s NFL opener between Seattle and Green Bay. So this afternoon’s workout at the Virginia Mason Athletic Center for the Seahawks will be like what a lighter, Thursday practice usually is with a Sunday game during the regular season.

Coach Pete Carroll will conduct his

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