The Seahawks are off the field following their last practice of the week prior to Sunday’s game at Indianapolis.
Afterward, coach Pete Carroll met the media and said tight end Zach Miller and center Max Unger are officially questionable to play.
Miller is ailing with a hamstring injury apparently suffered this week while Unger is trying to recover from a triceps injury incurred against Jacksonville.
Carroll said a decision on each will go down to gametime.
“Zach tightened his hammy a little bit and we are going to try to wait it out and see if it’s going to be a factor for the game,” Carroll said. “We’ll wait all the way until gametime.”
Of Unger, Carroll said: “Max is questionable also, hoping that maybe he can make a turn, too. He got some work done this week. It hasn’t gone as quickly as we had hoped. … he goes in questionable and we’ll see what happens on gameday.”
If Miller can’t play, then Seattle’s tight end duties will fall solely on rookie Luke Willson and newly-acquired Kellen Davis.
“Both of those guys,m they have been playing in the games and been npart of the gameplans and all of that, so that’s no big deal, but they are going to have to play more and be more involved if that happens that Zach can’t go,” Carroll said.
Carroll said the team is comfortable with the blocking of Willson, saying “he has done a good job. He has measured up so we are anxious to see him play and take over this role with a lot of responsibility. It will be good to see him.”
If Unger can’t play then Lemuel Jeanpierre will start for the second straight week at center.
Carroll also said CB Jeremy Lane is out with a hamstring injured suffered at Houston, and that DT Jordan Hill is healthy enough to play this week but won’t and that they will instead wait one more week for him to make his NFL debut.
Of Hill, Carroll said: “He’s close. He practiced all week long. He could go, I think, in this game but we don’t have him included so we will wait another week to get him out there.”
S Jeron Johnson is back and will play for the first time since hurting his hamstring on the opening kickoff of the season at Carolina.
Carroll also talked a bit about signing B.J. Daniels, the week of work for Bruce Irvin, and a little bit more that we will pass along later.
Here’s the opening of Carroll’s session with the media today: