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Seahawks banged up along offensive line

Breno Giacomini, Willie Young AP

The Seattle Seahawks will have to devise a plan to keep Houston Texans defensive end J.J. Watt in check this Sunday and they may have to do it with backups at both tackle positions.

Left tackle Russell Okung is on the short-term injured reserve list with a sprained toe ligament and right tackle Breno Giacomini is now dealing with a knee injury. Giacomini was limited in practice last week and had to leave Seattle’s 45-17 win over the Jacksonville Jaguars on Sunday in the second quarter when the knee flared up.

Head coach Pete Carroll indicated that Giacomini’s status for this week was still uncertain on Wednesday.

“He’s sore today. He’s not going to (practice) today,” Carroll said.  We’ll see how he is. He’s got some more information to get in and to see where he is but he got nicked a little bit in this ball game.”

Giacomini was replaced by rookie seventh-round pick Michael Bowie against the Jaguars. He would likely get the start in Giacomini’s place if he’s unable to play against the Texans.

In addition, the Seahawks signed veteran center Jason Spitz on Wednesday to give added depth to the roster as Max Unger is dealing with an injured arm. Unger was tended to by trainers along the sideline during Sunday’s game but ultimately didn’t miss a play until Seattle put their backups in the game. Neither Giacomini or Unger practiced for Seattle on Wednesday.

It’s not the ideal situation for facing the reigning NFL Defensive Player of the Year. Seattle will have to hope both Giacomini and Unger can make it back prior to Sunday.

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12 Responses to “Seahawks banged up along offensive line”
  1. swaggyy says: Sep 25, 2013 11:22 PM

    Next man up, Alvin Bailey and Michael Bowie.

  2. wilsonwillbreaku says: Sep 25, 2013 11:28 PM

    Offensive line has to be the top priority going into the next draft.

  3. beastmode5150 says: Sep 25, 2013 11:47 PM

    We can kick this game, no biggie. AFC, their house, off a bad loss.

  4. capn0bvious says: Sep 26, 2013 12:27 AM

    I’m more concerned about this game, but I still think Seattle will win. Defense wins championships, and Seattle’s defense is the best.

  5. dstep24 says: Sep 26, 2013 1:08 AM

    Wilson’s feet are his protection. Ain’t no thang.

  6. bnwpnw says: Sep 26, 2013 2:38 AM

    Run, Russell, run!

  7. joetoronto says: Sep 26, 2013 7:54 AM

    No excuses, Pete. You have to prove you can win on the road too.

  8. thebirdofprey2 says: Sep 26, 2013 12:14 PM

    This will be the test for Tom Cable’s group. We have finally said we have depth and against an aggressive defense with a strong d-line they have to hold up enough. Texans may be missing their LT as well best WR. They may have more sacks but we have more weapons to rush the passer and stronger secondary. Go Hawks!

  9. dougchvrs says: Sep 26, 2013 1:13 PM

    GO HAWKS…….GO PC………..NEXT MAN UP!!!!!!……..NO EXCUSES……NO PROBLEM!!!!………SEAHAWKFAN76

  10. 8to80texansblog says: Sep 26, 2013 2:44 PM

    If this were in Seattle it would be a blowout. But in Houston, #1 D vs #2 D, this will be a low scoring, one possesion game.

    Still think Seattle wins a close one. Hopefully JJ and Co. can take advantage of some second stringers and make some things happen.

  11. thinkarez says: Sep 26, 2013 2:55 PM

    oh Seahawks all the craze right now it will soon stop we all know Pete carrol is not very good

  12. usdcoyotesfan says: Sep 27, 2013 1:11 AM

    We want the ball and we’re gonna score.

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