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Carroll on 710 ESPN Seattle: Avril out indefinitely with hamstring issue

In a conversation with Brock Huard and Danny O’Neil of 710 ESPN Seattle, head coach Pete Carroll delivered a couple a tidbits heading into this morning’s practice.

Listen to conversation with Carroll here.

Carroll said that defensive end Cliff Avril once again tweaked his hamstring last week in practice, and is out indefinitely.

I noticed during pre-game warm-ups in Green Bay that Avril was laboring while working with the training staff.

“We don’t know when he’s going to get back,” Carroll said.

With Avril out, Carroll said the Seahawks will be counting more on contributions from Mike Morgan and Benson Mayowa.

Carroll also said that defensive tackle Tony McDaniel played well in his first preseason action.

While Avril’s injury is a major concern for Seattle’s defense, the offense will receive a boost with offensive lineman James Carpenter returning to practice this week. Carpenter had been nursing a foot issue, but looked good running before the Green Bay game last week.

Carroll also praised the play of Christine Michael and Stephen Williams against the Packers. Carroll said that when general manager John Schneider evaluated the draft class when Williams came out, he was the second-best receiver after the catch.