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News, notes and quotes Monday: Harvin running, but not ready

We went over a lot of this in the chat, which is in the prior post. So, we'll bullet-point it here.

> DE Chris Clemons has a hyperextended elbow. The MRI showed "something" there, according to Pete Carroll. Carroll said Clemons will not need surgery. Very doubtful if he plays this week. Carroll said it's a matter of pain tolerance for Clemons.

> Carroll said WR Percy Harvin is ahead of schedule. He's running hard. Since there is no real practice this week -- just three walk-throughs -- Harvin won't practice yet.

> Carroll said he "felt fortunate" to win Sunday.

> Carroll thought Russell Wilson was "exceptional" on Sunday.

> The Seahawks began executing their plan for this short week a couple weeks back in how they handle practice and game rotations. Carroll said resting guys before the game is paramount.

> TE Zach Miller (hamstring) will be back this week. "Zach is a big deal to us," Carroll said.

> Carroll said he felt they made progress offensively on Sunday.

> Carroll said Greg Scruggs may have a shot to make it back this year.

> He was still irritated with all the fumbling.

> He didn't commit to Russell Wilson being the backup holder, though said, "That thing with Maragos isn't happening again. I fixed that."

> Carroll also reiterated trying for the field goal was an incorrect decision on his part.

> Carroll said CB Brandon Browner is constantly being pushed by Byron Maxwell and Walter Thurmond. Even before this week. Carroll called it a "coach's decision" to take Browner out in the second quarter against the Titans. Said he thought Browner played great in the second half.

> Carroll said Wilson was really in the flow Sunday. "He overlooked a couple reads, but saw it all." Translation: Wilson knew after the fact he had a couple guys downfield he didn't hit.

> Carroll on Arizona WR Larry Fitzgerald: "I don't think there's a player at his position that's better."

> Carroll said the team will be in the "recovery phase" all the way to Thursday.