Carroll finds some good in ugly Seahawks loss

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RENTON, Wash. (AP) -- The Seattle Seahawks will go into their third preseason game likely without starting middle linebacker David Hawthorne and strong safety Kam Chancellor.

In fact, all three of the Seahawks' projected starting linebackers sat out practice on Tuesday with sore knees. Hawthorne, Aaron Curry and Leroy Hill were all spectators as the Seahawks returned to practice following an ugly 20-7 preseason loss to Minnesota on Saturday night.

Coach Pete Carroll said Curry and Hill likely will play in Denver on Saturday night when the Seahawks starters are expected to play into the third quarter. But Hawthorne probably will be held out as a precaution.

Carroll said he's not sure yet on the status of Chancellor, who has a sore foot.