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Friday, October 17, 2014

Seahawks Injury Report: Bobby Wagner, Max Unger, Byron Maxwell


By on 10/17/2014 07:00:00 PM

The Seattle Seahawks will have a number of significant injuries to deal with when they attempt to bounce back against the St. Louis Rams on Sunday:


In addition to players who were injured last week in a loss to the Dallas Cowboys, a few new names were added mid-week to Seattle's final injury report. One of those names is wide receiver Percy Harvin, who didn't practice with a thigh injury earlier in the week before reportedly beingtraded to the New York Jets on Friday.

Tight end Luke Willson suffered a groin injury during the week and is officially listed as questionable after missing practice Thursday and Friday. With Zach Miller also out indefinitely following ankle surgery, leaving Cooper Helfet as the only healthy tight end on Seattle's active roster.

Cornerback Byron Maxwell sustained a calf injury last week and has been ruled out for Sunday. The good news for Seattle is that Tharold Simon should be able to make his NFL debut on Sunday in place of Maxwell after a knee injury kept him sidelined for the first six weeks.

Linebacker Bobby Wagner will also be unable to play against St. Louis due to turf toe. Wagner is one of the most indispensable players on the Seattle defense and won't easily be replaced.

Rookie defensive end Cassius Marsh suffered a broken foot in practice and will miss six to eight weeks. Defensive tackle Jordan Hill will also be out with an ankle injury, meaning Seattle's big defensive line rotation will have a little less depth.

Center Max Unger remains sidelined with a foot injury. Backup tackle Alvin Bailey should be able to play after recovering from an oblique injury and may have to spell Russell Okung, who is playing through a torn labrum.

Michael Bennett, Brandon Mebane and Marshawn Lynch were all given a day off from practice this week for non-injury reasons.

With Harvin gone, Seattle will have to find a way to get some offense going and the injuries at tight end don’t help matters. Wagner's absence will be huge, but Maxwell's may have even more of an impact due to the lack of depth at the cornerback position.

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