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November 6, 2013 at 1:38 PM

Carroll press conference notes: Still no word on Unger, Bryant

Here are some quick notes from Pete Carroll’s Wednesday press conference:

Max Unger and Red Bryant are going through the concussion protocol and their status for the game won’t be known until later in the week;

Percy Harvin had a good workout earlier today but won’t practice. Carroll characterized him as being in “phase two” of his rehab and that they are still looking for the long haul and not looking to rush him back. Said there is not a concern that he would miss the season;

Russell Okung and Breno Giacomini are expected to practice today but he said Giacomini is not expected to play at Atlanta;

Marshawn Lynch won’t practice today but that will be just his regular rest day, Carroll said;

Russell Wilson is a little sore, he said, but will practice today and not expected to impact his play;

Jeron Johnson, out the last few weeks with a hamstring, is expected to return to practice this week but Derrick Coleman remains a ways away;

— He said the NFL informed the team that the pass interference call against Earl Thomas was indeed incorrect. Thomas said he knew it would be determined to have been a bad call and half-joked that it took away would have been his league-leading fifth interception. Thomas said the call lingered with him for a few plays, with the Bucs scoring shortly after, and that he needs to learn to not let calls affect him in the future;

— Carroll said Alvin Bailey may play more as the team may indeed try to expand its offensive line rotation. He said he also hopes to get Malcolm Smith more involved in a rotation with the linebackers;

— He said Bruce Irvin has played well against the run from his new LB spot and that that is not an issue in the run defense issues;

— Asked if there is anything to what Howie Long said about the DL rotating too much for guys to get into the flow of the game, Carroll said there could be something to that but that they are looking at the long haul of the season and keeping guys fresh, saying the goal is for everyone to be in the 30-45-play range on the DL;

— He said Michael Robinson “had a particularly good game” lead blocking for Marshawn Lynch;

— He said he has no worries about Lynch’s sometimes apparent frustration saying Lynch wants to win and the whole team wants to win and that it’s nothing more than that.

Here is some video of Carroll’s opening statement and a little other stuff:

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