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News, notes and quotes: Harvin still not practicing, Okung and Giacomini getting close

Some quick hits from today at the VMAC:

> Percy Harvin had a second MRI, which Pete Carroll said came back fine. Harvin didn't practice again today.

"We've been quiet with him," Carroll said. "A little sore from last week. Just making sure we won't waste our opportunity with him on the practice field."

Carroll was asked if he regretted starting the clock on Harvin.

"Not yet," Carroll said. "If he was on our team and banged up, we certainly wouldn't mind keeping him as one of the inactives. If that's what it ends up a few weeks from now, that's what it is. We're hoping to get him back.

"He was fine a week ago, ready to go, the wear and tear of the comeback got him a little bit, so, we're just slowing him down."

Did he need any further attention?

"Yeah, doctors have looked at him. We did another MRI to make sure we were seeing everything right. There was no complications, so we're just bringing him back."

The Seahawks have until Tuesday, Nov. 12 to activate Harvin or he will have to stay on the PUP list the rest of the season.

> Left tackle Russell Okung didn't practice today, the first day he would have been eligible to, but may work out on the field Sunday and is scheduled for practice next Wednesday. Carroll said Breno Giacomini should join him Wednesday.

"For sure by Wednesday (Okung) will be out doing some things," Carroll said. "We're real encouraged every day he's worked he's shown he can handle it.

"Breno will be back about the same day. Looking like the same day those guys will come back to the practice field and start working, then we will have to determine what that means."

Okung can't play until Nov.17 against the Minnesota Vikings. Giacomini can come back as soon as he's ready.

> Marshawn Lynch practiced and Carroll said Lynch is ready to go Sunday, something everyone expected all along.

> Earl Thomas missed practice Friday because of illness. Carroll said he expects Thomas to be fine for Sunday. He came into the VMAC and they sent him home.

> Asked about Lynch, Carroll quickly answered, "He's going to get more involved than he did last week. I'll say that. That was not right. We have to play better so he gets the opportunities."

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