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October 17, 2014 at 10:54 AM

Report: Seahawks defensive lineman Cassius Marsh out 4-5 weeks with broken foot

NFL.com, the official site of the NFL, is reporting that Seattle defensive lineman Cassius Marsh is out 4-5 weeks with a broken foot suffered in practice on Wednesday. The site reported that Marsh will need surgery.

As noted here Thursday, Marsh was on the injury report yesterday listed as not practicing due to the foot injury. Coach Pete Carroll does not meet the media on Thursday so we did not get details of the injury.

DL Jordan Hill has also missed practice all week with a sprained ankle.

So the Seahawks could  be short-handed on the defensive line this week without two players who have been part of the team’s regular rotation, though Marsh has seen some decreasing time of late, on the field for just nine snaps against Dallas and 20 in the past two (72 for the season).

Hill has played 143 snaps this season, 23 against Dallas.

The loss of Marsh (and maybe/probably Hill) could mean the first action this season for Greg Scruggs, who was waived last Saturday and then re-signed to the team on Tuesday. Scruggs, a sixth-round pick in 2012, has yet to play this season after missing last year with a knee injury.

Seattle has already used its short-term Injured Reserve designation on cornerback  Jeremy Lane. So at this point, players such as Marsh will have to be carried on the 53-man roster while they recover, or if the injury lingers, placed on season-ending IR. For now,  Marsh remains on the 53-man.

We’ll hear what Carroll says on this later today.

 

 

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