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Carroll says OL Pitts likely out for Chicago

The Seahawks finished up practice this afternoon and are now headed to Chicago this evening for Sunday’s game.

Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll did not provide a lot of information in terms of roster decisions for Sunday. Carroll did say he’s looking forward to seeing the impact running back Marshawn Lynch will have against a pretty good Bears' run defense, but would not say if he will be the team’s starter.

Carroll said offensive lineman Chester Pitts likely is out for Sunday. Pitts did practice today after sitting out on Thursday, but Carroll said he’s not ready for game action yet.

“I don’t think he’s going to play in this game,” Carroll said. “He’s worked hard at it, but he’s still not there.”

Carroll said defensive end Dexter Davis (hamstring) made it through the week okay and will be active on Sunday.

With Pitts not going, Ben Hamilton will start again at left guard, and the Seahawks will start the same starting five in back-to-back games for the second time this season, with rookie Russell Okung getting his second start at left tackle, Chris Spencer at center, Stacey Andrews at right guard and Sean Locklear at right tackle. Carroll said he’s eager to see how the offensive line performs, particularly with Lynch running behind them.

“We’ll get that same group going again like we started last time,” Carroll said. “Russell’s in much better shape in terms of his conditioning and ready to go, and hopefully we’ll be able to get him out there the whole game.

“I’m anxious to see these guys play together again and start to build some continuity, and also start to work with Marshawn behind them. This is a really important time for us.” Even though defensive tackle Brandon Mebane (calf) did not practice, Carroll said his team is mostly healthy and did not rule out anyone for Sunday except for Pitts likely sitting out.

Cornerback Marcus Trufant (ankle) and Locklear (ankle) practiced again today, so both are likely to start on Sunday.

UPDATE: Here's the full injury report for both teams.


Chester Pitts (knee) fully participated in practice and is questionable, while Brandon Mebane (calf) did not participate in practice and is questionable.

DE Dexter Davis (hamstring) and Marcus Trufant (ankle) fully participated in practice and are probable.Chicago

G Roberto Garzz (knee) and S Major Wright (hamstring) did not participate in practice and are out.

LB Lance Briggs (ankle) did not participate in practice and is questionable.

CB Charles Tillman (calf) fully participated in practice and is probable.