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August 16, 2013 at 2:23 PM

Friday practice notes: Miller off PUP list; Harvin, Clemons update, and more

The Seahawks are off the field following their Friday walk-through in anticipation of tomorrow night’s exhibition game against Denver, the first this season at CenturyLink Field.

Coach Pete Carroll was a little cagey with info on who might play tomorrow. He held out the option that guys who have been out or limited this week such as Christine Michael, Cliff Avril and Tony McDaniel could still play.

“We’ve got some guys that will be checked out again tomorrow when we get to the stadium,” he said.

McDaniel and Michael each did a little work today and Carroll said he wanted to see how they would respond before making a decision.

Of Avril, when asked if he has been ruled out, Carroll said “not in my mind.”

One player who has been limited at times this week who will  play is DT Jesse Williams, Carroll said, and he also said that fellow rookie DT Jordan Hill will get the start at the three-technique tackle spot.

“Jordan has had a really good week again,” Carroll said. “… we’ll see him out there first and also see him play on third downs, so we’ll get a great look at him. I don’t know about Jaye Howard or Tony yet, so it’s a really good opportunity for those guys to take advantage of.”

Carroll also said Robert Turbin will play this week but won’t handle any kickoff returns. He said Golden Tate will begin the game as the punt returner and Jermaine Kearse will get first crack at kickoffs.

He also said to expect Phil Bates to get some time at his new position of fullback.

Carroll also offered these updates on a few other players:

Zach Miller: Carroll said he will be taken off the PUP list today and begin practicing next week

Percy Harvin: Carroll said there was no timeline for his return yet but offered an update, saying “We just know that the surgeon that did the work was thrilled with the way he came back the days right after the surgery, and his ability to get range of motion and things were way ahead of schedule, so that’s a good sign. So we are hopeful. … It’s going to take a good month before you can be able to figure out if he’s even going to have a chance to come roaring back out of it, but it looks like the signs are very good so we’ll see what that means. But we are not putting any weeks on it – we don’t know.”

Chris Clemons: “Still working hard, doing good, right in the middle of the real rigorous rehab now. He’s on the field cutting and moving and doing defensive line drills and all that kind of stuff. I don’t know what that means time-wise but he’s doing well and he’s managing his way through it. He’s not in any pain or discomfort so it’s just a matter of getting his confidence back  and getting him back to full  speed before we take him back off the PUP thing and get him going.”

You can see some video of Carroll below talking about some personnel stuff and goals for the game tomorrow:

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