Wide receiver Percy Harvin and strong safety Kam Chancellor both missed the Seahawks' practice this afternoon that just ended here in Renton.
The team listed Harvin as having a new thigh injury and Chancellor with an ankle issue that we already knew would require maintenance over the rest of this season.
Harvin, who had offseason hip surgery that has had him saying he hasn't felt this fast or healthy in a decade since before he played at the University of Florida, limped off the field late in the first half Monday night at Washington and went into the locker room one play before halftime. The Seahawks announced at the time Harvin had a leg cramp. He received intravenous fluids and played the second half of Seattle's 27-17 victory.
Chancellor was so pained by bone spurs in his ankles Sept. 14 at San Diego that he said he considered surgery after that game. He then got new, higher-cut, mid-top shoes and said that seemed to eliminate the pain. But two weeks ago he and coach Pete Carroll both said the ankle issue would be something the team's medical staff and Chancellor will have to "manage" all fall and winter.
Center Max Unger missed practice for the second consecutive day because of the foot he sprained on the next-to-last drive Monday night. That makes it more possible Stephen Schilling will make his first career start at center Sunday against the Dallas Cowboys.
Running back Marshawn Lynch was back fully practicing after sitting out Wednesday's light workout. You will see "NIR" on the injury report below. That is "not injury related," which is the euphemism for "rest" when it comes to Lynch at practice mid-week between games.
Carroll does not speak to the media on Thursdays. He is scheduled to talk tomorrow after practice, at which time the league also requires teams to assess injured players' likelihood of playing in the upcoming games with "probable-questionable-out" designations.
My sense is that today was a rest day for Harvin and Chancellor, and that Unger is far more iffy for Sunday. It's actually been a surprise Harvin hasn't missed more practices -- as we were told he likely would this preseason and regular season following that hip surgery. And this won't be the last practice Chancellor sits out this season, given his bone spurs haven't vanished from his ankles and the pain is likely to come and go. Plus, this was the only semi-heavy practice day of this week for the team -- the Seahawks got back from D.C. Tuesday afternoon and had a walkthrough Wednesday, about the level they normally do on a Friday before a Sunday game.
The complete practice participation report: