Chris Carson hasn't taken part in the first practice sessions of the offseason with the Seattle Seahawks this week.

Carson is away from the team for personal reasons, including a death in his family.

"Chris has got some family stuff going on that he’s had to take care of," Pete Carroll said.

"Our hearts go out to Chris," Carrolladded. "He's going through some really big stuff with family members that he is looking after and taking care of. He’s fine, and all that. It has nothing to do with Chris, personally, physically or anything. But he has to do this, at this time, right now. . . . I’m not sure how many more days it’s going to be before he takes care of all of that business. But they are trying to figure it all out. It’s back home."