by Curtis Crabtree
RENTON - The Seattle Seahawks were the ones doing the abusing during Sunday's 27-7 rout of the Dallas Cowboys.
It showed in the injury report Monday as the team emerged from the game relatively unscathed.
CB Byron Maxwell suffered a first-degree hamstring strain in the game. Carroll said it may not be that serious but they will have to wait and see how it responds. Maxwell downed a punt at the 5-yard line and had a tackle on special teams after missing the season opener with a shoulder injury.
T Russell Okung was inactive for the game as Carroll said he was unable to move the way he needed during pregame warmups to be ready to play against the Cowboys.
"He tried really hard to get back the last couple of days, and did the work on the field and was at practice practicing, but we just needed to see if he could take another step on that day and get better and he wasn’t good enough to protect himself at a high so level so he couldn’t go," Carroll said.
TE Zach Miller was limited during the game with a foot injury that held him out of practice on Thursday and Friday last week.
"Zach limped his way through this game, he was not full speed, but he made it through and toughed it out. He needs these days to get over this. He won’t get any work done earlier in the week, we’ll wait to Thursday or Friday before he gets on the field and really does much."
WR Sidney Rice made it through the game fine according to Carroll. Rice didn't practice until Friday with a knee injury and then took a big shot from LB Anthony Spencer on a throw across the middle. Neither the knee or the big blow were an issue coming out of the game.
Carroll said G James Carpenter will fully participate in practice this week after being held to 80-percent last week. Carpenter is ahead of schedule in returning from a devastating knee injury last Novemeber. Carroll said it will still likely be a while before he sees the field, however.
"It’s still probably down the road a little bit from that, but he practice about 80 percent last week and that’s an enormous accomplishment for him," Carroll said. "So we’re going to see if we can get him a full week here and see what that tells us about him and how he handles it. He’s way ahead of schedule, and we’re thrilled with what he’s doing and the fact that he’s out competing and taking pass rushes and everything."