Seahawks coach Pete Carroll said after practice today that receiver Percy Harvin and cornerback Brandon Browner will not play Sunday against the 49ers.
Neither is a surprise, but Carroll had been optimistic on Wednesday that each might have a shot.
Instead, Harvin did not practice this week, and Carroll said Browner did not recovery well from having practiced some on Wednesday. Browner has been out since injuring his groin at Atlanta on Nov. 10.
“He came out on the field and worked with us and we didn’t make much progress there so we did not bring him back out (to practice),” Carroll said.
As for Harvin, Carroll said he hoped there was a chance he could play next week.
“We are looking forward to next week being a really important week,” Carroll said. “We think we’ve got a shot at it, so it’s important for us to go ahead and I don’t care about making that statement now that we are hoping that next week is a big week for us with him. We are kind of week-to-week in a sense as we go forward.”
Carroll also said the team has yet to hear anything regarding Browner’s suspension of his pending appeal for violating the NFL’s substance abuse policy.
“I haven’t heard a word,” he said. “Not one.”
Carroll also said James Carpenter will get the start at left guard ahead of Paul McQuistan.
“Carp’s going to start this week,” Carroll said. “He has earned that shot to do that and we have told him a couple of weeks ago we would be in this kind of a ratio to gie these guys a chance to really battle and I love the fact that here we are this late in the season and here we are still competing for spots.”
Carroll also said LB Bruce Irvin, who missed some practices this week with a thigh injury “will be fine be. Ready to go.”
On Seattle’s official participation report QB Tarvaris Jackson is listed as questionable due to illness. Everyone else is listed as probable or better, including safety Kam Chancellor, listed as probable with a hip.
Here is some video of Carroll:
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