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Carroll: Sidelined Harvin hasn’t 'turned the corner'

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SEATTLE -- Seattle Seahawks coach Pete Carroll admitted Friday that "it's going to be a bit" before wide receiver Percy Harvin returns to the lineup.

Harvin, who had offseason hip surgery, returned to limited action for one game against the Minnesota Vikings last month, but on Friday was ruled out for the third consecutive game since.

"He's doing a ton of stuff to get back, but he hasn't just turned the corner," Carroll said. "We're going to just keep taking the time it takes to get him right."

After deeming Harvin as week-to-week for several weeks, it's clear Carroll is moving forward and preparing as though he won't have Harvin in the near future.

"We still have a number of games left, hopefully. If we can get him in there, we'll take him when he comes," Carroll said.

Also ruled out of Sunday's game against the New York Giants were cornerback Brandon Browner (groin) and linebacker K.J. Wright, who underwent foot surgery this week and won't return until at least the postseason.

Listed as probable were wide receiver Doug Baldwin (neck), defensive end Chris Clemons (not injury related), running back Marshawn Lynch (shoulder), defensive tackle Tony McDaniel (illness), tight end Zach Miller (ribs), linebacker Michael Morgan (knee), cornerback Richard Sherman (feet) and center Max Unger (pectoral).

McDaniel sat out Friday and Unger was limited while the rest were able to participate fully as the Seahawks practiced outdoors for the first time this week as freezing temperatures subsided and thawed the practice field.

"It's been frozen so the fact that we had a chance to get out there was good," Carroll said. "There was a little bit of mist and all of that. Not quite like what it's going to be in New York, but it gives a little sense for it."

The Seahawks are preparing for potentially poor weather on the East Coast this weekend before closing out the regular season with home games against Arizona and St. Louis.

"If you look at it, the last three games of this season are all going to be weather issues most likely, and in to the playoffs too," Carroll said. "This is a great opportunity for us to really click into that mode and do all of the little things it takes to take care of the ball and the focus and the emphasis. It's going to be crucial down the stretch, and we have an advantage that we have enough weather here that can get us ready. Hopefully we can take care of that and it'll benefit us."

--Carroll also said that defensive end Greg Suggs and rookie cornerback Tharold Simon will not be activated from the physically unable to perform list and will miss the full season.
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