Thursday, November 7, 2013
Unger, Bryant still out at Seahawks practice
By Terry Blount
RENTON, Wash. -- Seattle Seahawks center Max Unger and defensive lineman Red Bryant missed practice again Thursday as they continue to go through the league's mandatory concussion protocol this week.
What happens at Friday’s practice will give a clearer picture on whether either man will play Sunday at Atlanta.
If Unger doesn’t play, Lemuel Jeanpierre will start at center. Jeanpierre did a decent job earlier this season when he started two games while Unger was out with an upper-arm injury.
Bryant has starting every game this season, officially at left defensive end, but he sometimes plays inside in more of a defensive-tackle role. The Seahawks have lot of depth on the defensive line and rotate nine players. If Bryant doesn’t play, look for Michael Bennett and Chris Clemons to start at the defensive-end spots while Tony McDaniel and Brandon Mebane start at defensive tackle.
Rookie defensive tackle Jordan Hill also hasn’t practiced this week; he has a biceps injury. Fullback Derrick Coleman is out because of a hamstring issue, and will not play Sunday.
Strong safety Kam Chancellor was limited at practice with an ankle injury.
Running back Marshawn Lynch returned to full participation at practice after being limited Wednesday with a sore knee. Clemons returned to practice after being out Wednesday with a non-injury-related issue.