Updated Dec 1, 2010 - 5:10 pm
Wednesday practice report and updates
By Liz Mathews
In a change of schedule this week, Coach Pete Carroll held his weekly press conference after practice on Wednesday.
During the conference, Carroll expressed some optimism regarding the eventual return of both Mike Williams and Colin Cole.
Carroll reported that Williams was able to run around on Wednesday and actually "surprised himself a little bit."
"I threw it to him just to see him move and he's made some progress," said Carroll. "So we'll see what happens with each day. Tomorrow he'll run around considerably more and we'll see where he is. It was encouraging today though that he might have a chance to move back into some playing opportunity."
As far as Cole is concerned, he got a "little bit of something done today."
"He's really pushing to get through," said Carroll. "He's in the walk-thru today, trying to get back into it, with the hopes that by the end of the week maybe something happens here that he can play. He'd be an important addition to us."
"He was really there when we were playing our best and we'd love to get him back in the mix and the rotations," Carroll continued. "Whether he does or not, you know I've got to check with our guys and see what we thought of that workout, but he did get out there and he got a little bit of work done for the first time in maybe a month."
When asked by reporters during the press conference whether or not he was being too optimistic regarding Cole returning to the lineup, Carroll didn't miss a beat.
"No, I don't know," he said. "I like being optimistic. Give me 'too reliant' and 'too optimistic' – I'm not going with that. Let's be optimistic and see if he can make it back."
Only six Seahawks did not participate in Wednesday's practice, according to the official Practice Report below.
DID NOT PARTICIPATE
G Chester Pitts - ankle
WR Mike Williams - foot
DT Colin Cole - ankle
DE Chris Clemons - ankle
LB Lofa Tatupu - knee
CB Marcus Trufant - leg
QB Matt Hasselbeck - left wrist
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