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Seattle Seahawks Max Unger expected to play


The Seattle Seahawks have an offensive line that is strong on the inside thanks to center Max Unger, who is the unquestioned leader of this line. After not practicing on Wednesday or Thursday, there was some doubt as to whether or not Unger would be able to play. The Seattle Times is reporting that he “is expected to play” tomorrow, and he is currently listed “probable” on the team’s injury report with a hip injury.

Fellow interior offensive lineman John Moffit still has no timetable for a knee injury he sustained in Week 3 against the Green Bay Packers. He has only been able to play in two games this year, as the second-year right guard out of Wisconsin missed the first game of the year due to surgery on his elbow.

When asked about a timetable for the guard’s return, Pete Carroll said this to the Seattle Times, “I don’t have a timeline on when we think he’s going to get back. It was a little bit more serious than we thought so we’re just making sure we’re taking care of him. We’re OK on the depth chart right now so it’s working out that we can buy the time and not forcing him back too soon.”

Rookie guard J.R. Sweezy played the first game of the season in Moffitt’s place, but there was too big of a drop-off in skill between both players due to Sweezy’s struggles (Darnell Dockett had it too easy in that game). Veteran Paul McQuistan has been starting at RG since Moffitt’s injury, and he is a more stable veteran body than Sweezy.

There’s some news regarding the defensive tackles in Seattle, as Jaye Howard has officially been ruled out for this game and backup Clinton McDonald is doubtful after injuring his groin in last week’s victory over the Carolina Panthers. Rookie Greg Scruggs is a high-upside, athletic seventh-rounder out of Louisville so it will be interesting what he can do if given some snaps.

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