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Carroll: Irvin, Avril expected to practice today

In an interview with KJR-AM’s Mitch Levy, Seattle Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll said edge rushers Bruce Irvin and Cliff Avril are expected to practice today – although the extent to how much they will practice is up in the air.

Both have been sitting out for an extended period of training camp with injuries; Irvin has a strained groin and Avril has a sore hamstring.

Carroll also said that Sidney Rice is expected to see his first action against Denver, after travelling to Switzerland last week to have a preventative procedure for a nagging knee issue.

And according to Carroll, rookie running back Christine Michael is expected to miss Saturday’s Denver game because of back spasms.

Carroll also said that James Carpenter has a torn fascia in his foot, but could make it back for the final exhibition game. Tight end Zach Miller (foot) and defensive end Chris Clemons (knee) might not see any preseason action, Carroll said. Both players remain on the physically unable to perform (PUP) list.