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Wednesday, November 6, 2013
Harvin works out but doesn't practice

By Terry Blount

RENTON, Wash. -- Seattle Seahawks coach Pete Carroll said receiver Percy Harvin did not practice Wednesday, but Harvin is progressing nicely in is rehab.

“Percy had a really good workout [Wednesday morning],” Carroll said. “I know he’s very encouraged about the work he did today. I threw with him a lot before the walk-through, so we’ll see what happens. But it’s still a day-to-day process.

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“Really, I think the best way to say it is that we’re kind of in phase two of the rehab right now and we’re excited that he’s strong and feeling good. We’ll see what we can do in the days ahead.”

So how many phases are there in Harvin’s recovery?

“I knew you were going to ask that,’’ Carroll said. “I just thought I’d give you a term for it. I have no idea. We’ll have to wait and see.”

Still, it appears likely the Seahawks will wait at least one more week before activating Harvin and getting him in a game.

“I think it’s just a matter of time,” Carroll said. “We feel confident that the [hip] surgery [on Aug. 1] went very well. He has no pain in his hip. He’s working diligently to get things done. We just have to do it right, because we want him to finish the season with us without it being an issue. He’s such a tremendous competitor and he’s dying to get back.”

Center Max Unger and defensive lineman Red Bryant did not practice because they are going through the league's concussion protocol.

“We’ll see if they can make it back,” Carroll said of Unger and Bryant. “Both of them are really determined to do it if possible. We have a real good system in place to make sure we do the right thing there.”

Starting offensive tackles Russell Okung and Breno Giacomini returned to practice on a limited basis Wednesday, but neither will play Sunday at Atlanta. Okung can’t return until Nov. 17, and Carroll wants to give Giacomini two weeks of practice before getting back in a game.

Safety Jeron Johnson (hamstring) returned to practice, but Carroll said he probably won’t play this weekend. Defensive tackle Jordan Hill (biceps) did not practice. Defensive end Chris Clemons missed practice, but it was not injury-related.

Running back Marshawn Lynch participated on a limited basis, which is not unusual for him on a Wednesday.