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November 10, 2014 at 3:16 PM

Notes from Pete Carroll’s Monday media session: Mebane has “legit hamstring pull” and may be out a while

Seattle defensive tackle Brandon Mebane has “a really legit” hamstring pull and will be sidelined for a while, according to Seahawks coach Pete Carroll.

“He’s out for a while,” Carroll said Monday during his weekly day-after-game meeting with the media, adding that the team would know more later today.

Carroll said that for now, the team can get by with what it has on the roster, which specifically means getting more snaps from Tony McDaniel, Kevin Williams and Jordan Hill, and that newcomer Demarcus Dobbs also could help out.

“We’ll see how that goes and what kind of play we are getting from the fellas and how it fits,” Carroll said. “There’s nobody like Mebane. He’s a very unique player. I think has had the best season he’s had since we’ve been here — most consistent, best factor. So that’s a big hit to take, But our guys that go in play good football, too, so we will expect them to play up and maintain the level.”

Of Dobbs, he said: “We were really pleased with Demarcus Dobbs. He did a really nice job in the snaps that he had. That was a tremendous pickup.”

Carroll also noted that Will Tukuafu can also add depth on the line, if needed, and said that at the moment the Seahawks would likely not need to go outside to add help.

Here are some other personnel notes from Carroll’s presser today:

— TE Zach Miller is out again this week.

— MLB Bobby Wagner will start doing some running on the ground this week and Carroll didn’t rule out that he could play Sunday, but said the team would need a few more days to figure out if he really has a chance to see action against the Chiefs.

— OG James Carpenter is likely out this week again with a sprained ankle suffered against the Raiders, meaning Alvin Bailey would get another start.

— TE Luke Willson has an ankle sprain similar to one he has had in the past, which Carroll said gives hope of a quick recovery. But he also noted that Tony Moeaki would be able to play this week and add depth there along with Cooper Helfet, who Carroll said is okay, though is battling a sore knee.

— LB Malcolm Smith should be able to practice this week and has a good chance to play Sunday.

— S Kam Chancellor is expected back against the Chiefs after missing the last two games with a sore groin.

Here is some video of Carroll’s session today:

Seattle coach Pete Carroll talks to the media Monday.

 

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