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News, notes and quotes: Reinforcements hit the field

A long list of players are back at practice today for the Seahawks: Max Unger, Breno Giacomini, Russell Okung, Red Bryant, Jeron Johnson, Derrick Coleman, Jordan Hill and some guy named Percy Harvin.

Not back is Brandon Browner. Head coach Pete Carroll said there was nothing new to update with Browner, who is out with a groin injury. Carroll said they will take "all week" to figure out the next steps.

Quick hits:

> Harvin will practice today, then remains the proverbial day-to-day. Carroll said there is no guarantee that Harvin plays this weekend. Carroll also said Harvin won't return kicks until after he plays a game. But, that he will "absolutely" be back there when he is ready to go. "We're not going to play him unless he's full speed," Carroll said. Carroll did say

> Carroll heard back from the league on the personal foul on Michael Bennett. Based on the language in the rule, Carroll said he could "kind of see how they called it." Bennett said this morning he was fined for the hit.

> Carroll said they will continue to situationally rotate offensive linemen, the way they did Sunday against Atlanta. He said he hasn't seen done it before in the pro league, but would "really like to keep it going."

> Carroll also said he thinks the offensive line is "used to the chaos" not since they haven't had continuity for so long.

> Naturally, a lot of talk about Adrian Peterson today. Carroll was asked to compare him to Marshawn Lynch and said they have definitive, but different styles.

> Defensive lineman Jesse Williams has been sent home (to clarify, he's still on injured reserve and is rehabbing at home). Tharold Simon will be back at practice next week.

> Greg Scruggs is a "couple weeks away," according to Carroll.

> Because the "target zone" is so reduced now, Carroll said he has sensed a "change in aggressiveness" from defensive players, which leads to hesitancy and poor tackling.