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September 25, 2013 at 1:50 PM

Seahawk personnel updates: Carroll optimistic Bryant will play Sunday, other injury updates

Seahawks coach Pete Carroll said today during his weekly Wednesday press conference that he thinks defensive end Red Bryant will play Sunday against the Texans.

Bryant was sidelined late in Sunday’s game against Jacksonville with back spasms. Carroll said that Bryant won’t practice today but that he “will go tomorrow (Thursday),” which he said is also true of a few other guys who he said will start their work week on Thursday.

Asked if he expects Bryant to play Sunday Carroll said “yes.”

Carroll also said the team has “our fingers crossed” that receiver Jermaine Kearse will be able to play after suffering a sprained ankle against the Jaguars.

Carroll said Kearse will also “try to go tomorrow” and that he is “making a quick recovery.” But he said it was too soon to know yet if Kearse can make it back.

In other personnel news. …

— Carroll said right tackle Breno Giacomini is “sore today” with a knee that limited him during Sunday’s game and that “he’s got some more information to get in to see where he is” before they know if he can practice or play this week. Carroll said Giacomini “got nicked a little bit” against the Jaguars. Giacomini, recall, missed one day of practice last week with a knee injury and also missed a few days in training camp when he was having the knee examined by a doctor in his native New York.

— Carroll said rookie fullback Spencer Ware “is not going to make it back” this week, still dealing with a high ankle sprain suffered against the 49ers.

— Carroll said backup strong safety Jeron Johnson, out since the opener with a hamstring injury, will be limited this week and it’s unclear if he will be able to play.

— Carroll said he hopes DT Jordan Hill, who has yet to play while dealing with a biceps injury, will practice today on a limited basis but that it’s too soon to know if he will play.

— Finally, Carroll said WR Percy Harvin is back in New York continuing rehab on the hip on which he had surgery in August. Said Carroll: “He’s back in New York rehabbing and we’re making sure that we really do everything just right. He was very positive about how he’s coming back. We want to make sure we do a great job and support it in every way. We’ve made a couple of choices to send him back and he’s doing great. Don’t know that that means in terms of a time line.”

Finally, here’s the opening few minutes of Carroll’s session with the media today:

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