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December 19, 2014 at 2:44 PM

Seahawks coach Pete Carroll: Okung, Unger out for Cardinals

After practice today, Seattle coach Pete Carroll said again that left tackle Russell Okung and center Max Unger will not play Sunday against the Arizona Cardinals.

Okung is dealing with a bruised lung and Unger a sprained ankle. For the first time, Carroll said the injury to Unger is a high ankle sprain and said that is the issue and not a knee, which he also hurt against the Chiefs on Nov. 16.

The team had thought Unger was on the comeback trail last week but he did not make it back this week.

Okung was officially listed as out for the game, Unger as doubtful.

Alvin Bailey will start at left tackle while Carroll intriguingly said the team has both Lemuel Jeanpierre and Patrick Lewis available at center, appearing to leave open the idea that either could start there. Jeanpierre has started the last three games but Lewis started the last time the Seahawks played the Cardinals.

Carroll said guard J.R Sweezy had a good day of practice Friday and will play against the Cardinals. He was listed as probable after missing practices earlier this week with an ankle sprained last in the first half last week against the 49ers.

Carroll also said WR Paul Richardson, who sat out practice Friday with a hamstring injury, was just given a rest day and is fine. Richardson was listed as probable.

However, WR Chris Matthews “tweaked” his hamstring, in Carroll’s words, on Thursday and he will be a gametime decision. He was officially listed as questionable.

Carroll also said that TE Tony Moeaki is “getting better” but left it unclear if he will play against the Cardinals. He was listed as questionable. Cooper Helfet is now back, making it less urgent that Moeaki try to play through the injury.

Carroll also gave an optimistic report on DL Demarcus Dobbs, who was out last week with a sprained ankle. Carroll said he is progressing well and that he will make it back before the end of the season. Dobbs was listed as doubtful for the game.

And yes, while Marshawn Lynch was on the injury report this week with a back, he will play Sunday. His sitting out was just business as usual there. He was listed as probable.

 

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