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October 14, 2013 at 3:24 PM

Carroll press conference notes: Harvin won’t be back this week, but he’s close

Here are a few quick notes and quotes from Seattle coach Pete Carroll’s regular Monday meeting with the media:

— Carroll says defensive end Chris Clemons is unlikely to play this week but that an MRI did not show damage significant enough to require surgery. “He has a little issue in there that they are going to have to figture out if he can come back (this week). It’s basically a tolerance (issue) and it’s going to be a challenge for him to get back in a short week — it really doesn’t work to his advantage. In a normal week he would have a better shot but we don’t know. … we’ll just see if he is able to endure and get his strength back and play. We don’t know that right now.’’

Percy Harvin can now come off the PUP list, but Carroll said he almost certainly won’t this week. “This is kind of a difficult week because it’s a short week,” Carroll said. “But he will be running and doing a lot of stuff this week, and we won’t expect him to play this week but we will find out how far along he has come. Everything is going great and there have been really no setbacks now and he is ahead of schedule in a number of areas and so we are excited to see what happens. He ran real hard in pre-game (Sunday). … he was out there running in the stadium and it’s looking good, but I can’t tell you if that’s a month or three weeks, I don’t know. We’ll have to wait and see., But it’s really cool that we have a chance to bring him back now. He’ll still be in rehab and working this week for the most part but he’s going to work hard to make it right. … (the short week) doesn’t lend itself to have very many opportunities to go full speed but he’ll have a rigrous week to see where he is for next week and see what that tells us.”

— Carroll said MLB Bobby Wagner is making great progress in recovery from a high ankle sprain but it’s also unclear if he can play Thursday.  Said Carroll: “I don’t know that. Bobby’s making progress that the trainers don’t even understand for the kind of sprain he had, so I don’t know what he’s going to do nbut he is up running around already on an ankle that should have taken longer than that, so we’ll see what happens.’’

— Carroll said TE Zach Miller is definitely coming back this week. “He’s coming back to practice and we’ll take care of him this week so he should make it all the way to gametime unless there are some issues that we can’t foresee. He was really close to playing last week and I think hopefully it will work out so he can have a full game participation.’’

— Carroll said not to expect RT Breno Giacomini for a few more weeks. Said Carroll: “They’ve done some things in the rehab that have helped him. He had some fluid removed off his knee that really helped him and we are hoping that in the next couple of weeks he will able to jump back, but we can’t tell yet.

— Also now eligible to come off the PUP are CB Tharold Simon, DE Greg Scruggs and LB Korey Toomer. Carroll said Scruggs has a chance to make it back this season but he’s not ready yet. He said Toomer is not that close to returning. And of Simon, he said:  “He’s in great shape right now  — he’s about ready to come back when we need him. Think he’s getting cleared to the point we could bring him back we’re not doing anything on that yet.’’

Here is video of Carroll’s opening statement to the media today, which includes his review of Sunday’s game:

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