Seattle’s practice and media availability for today is over.
Here are the relevant personnel updates:
— The team captains for this season, as announced by coach Pete Carroll, are Russell Wilson (offense), Kam Chancellor (defense) and Jon Ryan and Steven Hauschka for special teams. Captains are voted on by teammates.
— CB Tharold Simon will have Carroll called “minor” surgery on his knee to clean up some things. Carroll did not give a prognosis, but a good guess is that he would be out until after the bye week, which comes after the third game. The fourth game is Oct. 6 at Washington. Carroll hinted at that by saying that now was a good time for Simon to have his surgery, which he said would come in “the next couple of days.”
— RB Christine Michael is also out for tomorrow’s game with a hamstring injury.
— Carroll was unclear what the situation is for backup center Lemuel Jeanpierre, who has not practiced all week with a neck injury. Stephen Schilling becomes the backup center if Jeanpierre is out.
— CB Jeremy Lane should be able to play and will be the nickelback.
— Carroll said WR Kevin Norwood and DE/LB Bruce Irvin each had good weeks of practice and will be able to play against the Packers.
— WR Bryan Walters is also healthy and ready to go, Carroll said.
— Asked if Earl Thomas will be the primary punt returner against Green Bay, Carroll said “you’ll have to wait and see.”
— Carroll also praised again the fitness of Marshawn Lynch saying he’s in the best shape he’s ever seen him.
Here’s some video of what Carroll had to say today:
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