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October 7, 2013 at 3:49 PM

Carroll press conference update: Unger to return this week, Wagner suffers sprained ankle

Pete Carroll’s weekly Monday press conference has concluded. Here are a few quick notes and quotes:

— Carroll reiterated what he had said earlier that center Max Unger should return this week. He said Unger is expected to  practice Wednesday  and that “we think he’s going to make it this week.”

— RT Breno Giacomini is back in Seattle after having arthroscopic knee surgery last week and while Carroll said it went well, he said Giacomini is not ready to go yet so he won’t play against Tennessee.

— He said it’s still unclear if TE Zach Miller will  play this week, calling it “a day-to-day thing. We don’t know yet. We’ll have to see how that goes.”

— He said MLB Bobby Wagner suffered a sprained ankle and that “we’ll have to watch and see  how that ends up this week.” Wagner played through the injury Sunday, leaving briefly but then returning.

— He said DLs Michael Bennett and Jordan Hill suffered thigh bruises but should play this week.

Percy Harvin is back in Seattle after having been in New York of late rehabbing. Carroll said Harvin is “in great shape to take the next step” in returning to the field but he said it is premature to put a timeline for when he may play in a game.

— Carroll said that while Marshawn Lynch came out a few times for Robert Turbin that Lynch was fine and it was solely to get Turbin in there, as well. “We’re not holding him back any,” Carroll said.

— Carroll said the third-down issues on offense were largely the result of protection problems disrupting the passing game.

— He said CB  Richard Sherman needed to play deeper on the 73-yard TD pass to T.Y. Hilton. “We just missed it,” he said.

— He said the blocked field goal was due to a combination of a low kick and the Colts getting some penetration.

— He said he’s not worried about how the secondary will respond to last week saying they know they didn’t play their best game and “I know exactly how they are going to respond.”

— He said he still thinks Jeron Johnson had complete control of the blocked punt and it should have been ruled a touchdown.

You can watch the first few minutes of Carroll’s press conference below:

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