A few quick news and notes from Seahawks coach Pete Carroll’s press conference earlier today:
— Carroll said WR Percy Harvin will not practice today and said he did not know when he will. He said Harvin will do rehab work today and that right now he is “week-to-week” but will become “day-to-day” once he begins practicing. So no way of knowing yet when he will play. At this point, though, if he doesn’t practice tomorrow, the odds of him playing this week get pretty slim.
— He said center Max Unger went through the walk-through today but wasn’t going to practice, but that he should practice tomorrow with the intent to play on Sunday.
— He said Perrish Cox was signed to play cornerback and special teams with Jeron Johnson now out for the year. DeShawn Shead will move back to play more safety with Cox adding CB depth, giving the team four CBs and four safeties.
— There is nothing new on Brandon Browner’s appeal, and Carroll said he wouldn’t practice this week but might return next week.
— LB K.J. Wright had surgery today. For now, nothing new on his timetable but nothing to expect that anything has changed in the original estimate of six weeks.
— Guards James Carpenter and Paul McQuistan will continue to rotate.
— Cox met with reporters and said the team explained well when they cut him last month after a day the situation facing another player (Browner, obviously) so he knew to hang around and that the team might re-sign him if they had a chance. He said he understood it all as part of the business.
— Safety Earl Thomas met with reporters and talked a lot about how the 49ers worked to take him out of the game, specifically sending receivers to block him downfield and take him out off plays early. He said he’d never seen that before and took it as a sign of respect but that it’s also something to which he knows he now has to adjust.
Here is some video of Carroll’s session with the media today: