Cornerback Brandon Browner and defensive end Cliff Avril, both nursing hamstring injuries, could play against the Niners, despite Browner being held out of practice today and Avril practicing on a limited basis.
It sounds like Browner is on a good track, according to comments made by head coach Pete Carroll as reported by ESPN.com Seahawks reporter Terry Blount.
“It looks like he’s got a good chance to make it back. We will try to do it right and not push it too soon. But tomorrow will be a big day for us to understand [if Browner is ready], and we will go all the way to Friday to see how he responds. So we won’t know for a while.”
In Avril’s case, Carroll said that the DT was “close to playing [at Carolina]” and were “planning on him being part of it this week.”
Last season, Browner recorded 44 tackles, three forced fumbles and three interceptions last season for the Seahawks, who were a win away from an NFC Championship matchup against San Francisco. This is Avril’s first season with Seattle after five seasons in Detroit, where he recorded 39.5 sacks (including a career high 11.0 in 2011 and 9.5 in 2012).