Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll said during his Wednesday press conference with reporters that he was hopeful defensive tackle Brandon Mebane (calf) and cornerback Kelly Jennings (hamstring) could practice on Thursday, as an indication to see if either could play on Sunday.
Well, both were spectators at practice today, leaving some doubt whether they will be ready to go on Sunday. And with Walter Thurmond (head) missing a second straight day of practice, the Seahawks are looking thin at cornerback, with Marcus Trufant, Roy Lewis, Nate Ness and Kennard Cox the team’s only healthy corners.
Also sitting out on Thursday were offensive tackle Russell Okung (ankle), fullback Michael Robinson (hamstring), receiver Brandon Stokley (oblique) and linebacker Matt McCoy (hamstring).
Offensive guard Ben Hamilton and defensive end Chris Clemons returned to practice after taking a maintenance day off on Wednesday.
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For Oakland, DT John Henderson (foot), CB Chris Johnson (concussion), WR Louis Murphy (chest) and WR Chaz Schilens (knee) did not practice.
RB Michael Bennett (hamstring), LB Travis Goethel (back), QB Bruce Gradkowski (shoulder), TE Zach Miller (foot) and LB Kamerion Wimbley (groin) were limited participants in practice.