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December 8, 2014 at 4:41 PM

Seahawks Monday personnel updates: Simon fine, Dobbs has “legit” ankle sprain, Unger will “go for it” this week

Here are some of the key personnel updates from Seahawks coach Pete Carroll’s Monday press conference.

  • Carroll said CB Tharold Simon, who dislocated a finger, is “fine,” backing up what Simon said after the game.
  • DE Demarcus Dobbs, however, has “a legit ankle sprain” Carroll said, which is usually code for an injury that will take a while to heal. Will Tukuafu and Travian Robertson could be called on to fill in the depth there for Dobbs, who had been emerging as depth behind Michael Bennett.
  • C Max Unger is “going to take it as far as you can” in attempting to return this week after missing the last three games with knee and ankle injuries.
  • CB Jeremy Lane, Carroll said, was healthy enough to play Sunday with a gluteus injury. But Carroll said since he hadn’t practice all week they decided to stick with the plan of playing Byron Maxwell at nickel.
  • TE Cooper Helfet will also give it a shot to try to return this week, Carroll said, from a sprained ankle that has held him out the last two games. Carroll said Helfet is ahead of Unger on the recovery scale.
  • Carroll said WR Chris Matthews will stay involved on special teams.
  • WR Paul Richardson will continue as the kickoff returner. Carroll said there were some blocking issue that led to some free tacklers coming at Richardson.
  • Carroll reiterated what he said after the game that there were some tricky winds for Doug Baldwin as a punt returner and he was okay with a few of those dropping.

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