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Michael doesn't practice for the Seahawks

RENTON, Wash. -- Running back Christine Michael was among five players who did not practice Monday for the Seahawks. Michael strained a hamstring at practice last week and did not play in the final preseason game at Oakland Thursday night.

Others who did not practice were cornerback Tharold Simon (knee), tight end Cooper Helfet (knee) guard Lemuel Jeanpierre (neck) and rookie outside linebacker Kevin Pierre-Louis, who injured his left hamstring in the Oakland game.

Outside linebacker Bruce Irvin and rookie wide receiver Kevin Norwood -- two players who were out during training camp -- have returned to practice on a limited basis.

Irvin had hip surgery in June and Norwood had foot surgery a month ago to remove bone spurs from his ankle.

“We’re taking it day to day,” Seahawks coach Pete Carroll said of Irvin and Norwood. “We’ll see how they handle it. We’re hopeful they will have a chance to play.”

Cornerback Jeremy Lane also was limited in practice with a groin injury. Lane is the team’s starting nickelback. He did not play at Oakland.