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Friday practice report: Okung is "doubtful as you can get"

It was a quick Friday practice that went only about an hour and 15 minutes.

So lets get to the injuries

Obviously the quote from head coach Pete Carroll in the  headline says what Russell Okung's status is for Sunday. Even the optimistic Carroll didn't sound too hopeful. Is it a surprise that Okung won't be ready? No. He had a high ankle sprain.

Carroll said that Chester Pitts would start at left tackle in Okung's place. Pitts missed Friday's practice because of a funeral, but he will be back later tonight.

Tyler Polumbus did work out minimally on Friday and Carroll said he would be a game time decision. If Polumbus can go, he would likely be the back-up .

So the Hawks go into Sunday with an offensive line of

LT: Pitts

LG: Mike Gibson

C: Chris Spencer

RG: Stacy Andrews

RT: Sean Locklear

It's a group that's not exactly reminiscient of the "Hogs" from the old Redskins teams of the 1980s. Can they be servicable?

Elsewhere on the injury front:

WR Golden Tate is out.

DT Brandon Mebane did some limited activity and he will also be a game time decision.

FB Michael Robinson is in the "Russell Okung" category.

How about some good news?

Receiver Mike Williams, who suffered a bruised knee in the loss to Oakland, practiced on Friday and looked good.

"Mike had an excellent day today," Carroll said. "He popped right back today and did everything today. You wouldn't even know he was banged up. In his mind, he knew he would be able to get back. The swelling went down enough for him to get back to practice and he had a great day.

Williams isn't 100 percent. But he's good enough to play and contribute.

"It's a bad spot to have a contusion or a bruise," he said. "There's a big build up. But when you get in the stadium, and you are playing, hopefully it just goes to the back of mind and I go out and play."

How does it affect him?

"It affects the range of motion in my knee," he said. "Not being able to bend my knee all the way. I feel like I got stability and I'm not worried about it getting worse. I'm sure they will whip up some sort of pad to cover it up."

Williams has had his share of nicks and dings so far this season.

"I've kind of had something every week," he said. "This is just something else. I appreciate the guys giving me some time to heal up. I'm going to go and push it as much as I can."

After having just one catch in the loss to the Raiders and also dropping a sure touchdown pass, he's eager to get out there again.

"Personally, I couldn't imagine having to wait another week to get out there and get back on track," he said.

We are still waiting on the roster move to put Zac Robinson on the 53-man roster. Pete Carroll said it was coming but, didn't say what it was.

With Robinson being the back-up, that means the Seahawks would need an emergency QB. Carroll said he's got a player in mind, but he wouldn't divulge that information.

Also DE Chris Clemons was fined $7,500 by the NFL for a hit late in the second quarter

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