Seattle Seahawks center Max Unger and defensive end Red Bryant will miss Sunday’s game against the Atlanta Falcons because of concussions sustained last week against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
Unger and Bryant were officially ruled out by the team on Friday.
“Those guys will not go,” head coach Pete Carroll said. “They’re not going to play. We’re going to take care of them this week and have them ready for next week, hopefully.”
It’s the third time this season Seattle will be without three starters along their offensive line. Russell Okung is ineligible to play while on the short-term injured reserve list, and Breno Giacomini isn’t expected to play while working back from knee surgery.
Lemuel Jeanpierre will get the start at center in place of Unger while Michael Bennett will likely play for Bryant.
Carroll said both Okung and Giacomini received a greater workload in practice Friday as they work back from their injuries.
Houston running back Arian Foster will miss Sunday’s game against Arizona with an injured back. … The Buffalo Bills released receiver Brad Smith off of their injured-reserve list. The move comes 10 weeks after Smith hurt his ribs in Buffalo’s preseason finale against Detroit. Smith was entering his eighth NFL season, and third with Buffalo. … Tampa Bay running back Doug Martin will miss the remainder of the season with a left shoulder injury that’s sidelined him the past two games.