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Bucs’ Dirk Koetter: Not going to make ‘any rash decisions’ on Nick Folk

Tampa Bay Buccaneers coach Dirk Koetter was noncommittal about the status of kicker Nick Folk after he missed three field goals in the Bucs’ 19-14 loss to the New England Patriots on Thursday night.

Asked whether Folk would be their kicker moving forward, Koetter said: “[General manager] Jason Licht and I had a brief conversation afterwards. That will be something that will be forthcoming. But you don’t want to make any rash decisions.”

Although Odhiambo’s status is unclear — “we’re not sure what that (bruised sternum) means for this week but it’s nothing beyond that,’’ Carroll said — the coach didn’t rule out that Odhiambo could play Sunday against the Rams. Matt Tobin is listed as Odhiambo’s backup at left tackle.

Carroll also updated other injuries Seahawks sustained in Sunday’s win over the Colts:

— Rookie running back Chris Carson is scheduled to have surgery Tuesday to repair a “really serious high ankle sprain” and was placed on injured reserve. Carroll said there is an “outside shot” that Carson could play later this season (his earliest possible return from IR would be Dec. 3 against the Eagles). In the meantime, Thomas Rawls and Eddie Lacy will battle for the starting tailback job, Carroll said.

— Defensive end Cliff Avril suffered numbness in his hands after his head snapped Cheap Jerseys Vip back when Colts QB Jacoby Brissett’s heel caught Avril in the chin. Carroll said it is unclear how Cheap Jerseys Stitched long Avril may be out: “Cliff’s got some serious stingers in the game and its going to be a while for us to figure out what he’s got,” Carroll said, adding, “Don’t have any timeline on that at all but we’re going to take care of him.” Frank Clark is expected to move into the starting lineup while Avril is out.

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