Carroll says Smith, Chancellor will practice this week

Nov 10, 2014, 11:09 AM | Updated: 11:12 am

A few Seahawks injury-related notes from coach Pete Carroll’s appearance on 710 ESPN Seattle’s “Brock and Salk” Monday morning:

• Strong safety Kam Chancellor and linebacker Malcolm Smith will practice this week. Both have missed the last two games with groin injuries. “Both those guys have got to make it through the week but they’ll both be practicing to show that they can,” Carroll said. “Those are great additions to us. We’re getting a little bit stronger here.”

• Carroll had no update on the the severity of the hamstring injury that forced defensive tackle Brandon Mebane to leave in the first half of Sunday’s game. Carroll said it was a pull afterward but was less specific Monday morning, calling it “a hamstring issue” and saying the team doesn’t know enough about it yet to offer a prognosis. Carroll’s comments, though, indicated that Seattle’s defensive line is preparing to play without Mebane. “I don’t like the fact that Mebane is banged up because he’s been such a steady force,” Carroll said. “But we’ll still stay big inside. Those guys will play in there, you’ll see Tony (McDaniel) and Kevin (Williams) play and they’ll do a nice job for us, and you’ll get a little bit more of Jordan Hill.”

• Linebacker Bobby Wagner will run on the ground this week for the first time since injuring his toe a month ago.

• From the sounds of it, tight end Zach Miller isn’t as far along in his recovery from the ankle injury that required surgery and has sidelined him for the past six games. “Zach is continuing to work,” Carroll said. “It’s not coming back fast.”

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