Thursday, August 22, 2013
Rice, Miller won't play at Green Bay
By Terry Blount
RENTON, Wash. -- Wide receiver Sidney Rice practiced full speed all week and tight end Zach Miller says he’s completely healthy, but Seattle Seahawks coach Pete Carroll said neither starter will play Friday night at Green Bay.
“We’re being cautious with all our guys,” Carroll said Thursday. “If we can take an extra day or an extra week, we’re doing it now. We’re pointing to the opener for Zach and Sidney and all our guys who haven’t had a chance to play in the [preseason] games.
“That’s somewhat of a conservative approach, but we think that’s the way to do it.”
Rice flew to Switzerland to have a platelet-rich plasma treatment on his knee three weeks ago. Miller came off the PUP list this week after missing training camp with a foot injury.
Rookie defensive tackle Jordan Hill and Jesse Williams also won’t play Friday. Hill has a strained bicep and Williams has a sore knee. That makes veteran Tony McDaniel the starter at Green Bay.
“This is his opportunity to show,” Carroll said of McDaniel. "We’re counting on him doing some good things. He’s a good football player, and that’s why we went after him. Hopefully, he’ll help us.”
McDaniel (6-7, 305) is in his eighth NFL season, playing the past three years at Miami. He signed with Seattle in the offseason as a free agent.