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Pete Carroll not optimistic on Red Bryant, Max Unger

FILE - In this Monday, June 6, 2016 file photo, Green Bay Packers wide receiver Randall Cobb (18) and wide receiver Davante Adams (17) participate in drills during an NFL football practice in Green Bay, Wis. It’s a toss-up at receiver for the Green Bay Packers after Jordy Nelson and Randall Cobb. It’s a toss-up at receiver for the Green Bay Packers after Jordy Nelson and Randall Cobb. After Nelson and Cobb, the Packers have lots of options. Jared Abbrederis and Davante Adams are both entering their third seasons, while Ty Montgomery is going into his second year. (AP Photo/Matt Ludtke, File)

By Brady Henderson

Coach Pete Carroll doesn’t sound optimistic that the Seahawks will have defensive end Red Bryant or center Max Unger for Sunday’s game against Atlanta.

Neither player has practiced this week as they haven’t been cleared to return since experiencing concussion-like symptoms, something Carroll noted Friday morning when he joined “The Morning News” on KIRO Radio 97.3 FM.

“They have not had the opportunity to get back on the field,” Carroll said. “They go through this process and the doctors have not cleared them to this point. We’ll see what happens. I’ll get the word here in about 10 minutes about where we are today and then we’ll know more about it. But those guys, when they haven’t practiced for a couple of days, that starts to mean like it might be harder to expect them to play.”

The team will release its final injury report after Friday’s practice.

Seahawks defensive coordinator Dan Quinn said earlier this week that either Michael Bennett or Tony McDaniel would start in place of Bryant if he’s unable to play. Lemuel Jeanpierre is Seattle’s backup center, and he started two games earlier this season when Unger was out with a triceps injury.

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