by Curtis Crabtree
RENTON - LB K.J Wright and G James Carpenter are subject to the league's concussion protocal and their status for this week is uncertain. Carpenter was ruled out Saturday due to concussion symptoms and Wright sustained a concussion on the opening drive against the Vikings.
Carroll said due to the protocol, it's highly unlikely either will be able to practice on Wednesday.
S Kam Chancellor has a thigh bruise and it is not expected to affect his availability.
Carroll said WR Braylon Edwards is expected to be back this week. He's missed the last two games with a knee issue after having his knee swell up before the team's game in Detroit.
Carroll said he hopes to be able to get DT Jason Jones back this week from an ankle sprain. He's missed the last two games as well.
No decision has yet been made on whether to activate CB Walter Thurmond from the physically unable to perform list. The team has until next Monday to activate Thurmond.
The rules for handling players on PUP seem to have changed this year. In the past, teams had to activate players by the conclusion of week nine. Here is how the rules currently read:
Beginning the day after the conclusion of the sixth regular-season weekend
and continuing through the day after the conclusion of the ninth regular-season
weekend, clubs are permitted to begin practicing players on Reserve/Physically
Unable to Perform and Reserve/Non-Football Injury or Illness for a period not to
exceed 21 days. Players may be activated during the 21-day practice period or
until 4 p.m., New York time, on the day after the conclusion of the 21-day period.
Thurmond began practicing the Monday after the Seahawks' Thursday night game in San Francisco. Hence they have until next Monday to ultimately activate him.