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By Matthew Asher

CHARLOTTE, NC - SEPTEMBER 08: Max Unger #60 of the Seattle Seahawks during their game at Bank of America Stadium on September 8, 2013 in Charlotte, North Carolina. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)

Credit, Streeter Lecka/Getty Images

Unlike against the Texans and Colts where Seattle had a dozen and a baker’s dozen of injured players, respectively, Seattle finally has gone back down to fewer than 10 players injured for their home game against the Titans this week.

The odd thing about Wednesday’s list was that starting center Max Unger (upper arm) was the only player listed on the report who was able to participate in practice all three days.  None of the eight other players were able to practice in any capacity. Unger is one of five players to be listed as probable this weekend.

For the third straight week, running back Marshawn Lynch did not participate in practice on Wednesday. As before, it was listed as non-injury related reason and on Thursday he was back fully participating in practice. Unfortunately, he was unable to practice on Friday because of a hip injury. He is one of two Seahawks listed as questionable. Robert Turbin is currently listed as Lynch’s backup.

On Thursday, four of the nine players listed still did not participate in practice at all. Two of them are starters on the depth chart: tight end Zach Miller (hamstring) and middle linebacker Bobby Wagner (ankle). Neither man was able to practice at all on Friday. Miller is listed as questionable and Wagner is the only ‘Hawk listed as doubtful this week. If these men cannot suit up on Sunday, expect Luke Wilson and Heath Farwell to fill in for their teammates, respectively.

The other two players unable to practice on Thursday were right tackle Breno Giacomini and fullback Spencer Ware (ankle). Neither man participated in practice any of the days this week and both are listed as out.

The final five players listed, including Lynch and Unger, were able to fully participate in practice on Thursday. The three final players are all members of the defense and none of them are listed as starters: defensive end Michael Bennett (quadriceps), and cornerbacks Walter Thurmond (knee) and Jeremy Lane (hamstring). All three men were able to fully participate in practice on Friday and all are listed as probable.

On Friday, there was one additional player added to the injury report. Wide receiver Sidney Rice (knee). He was fine both Wednesday and Thursday but did not participate at all on Friday. He is the fifth and final Seahawks listed as probable.

Kickoff against the Tennessee Titans is scheduled for 1:05 pm PDT.

Out:

  • Breno Giacomini (Knee)
  • Spencer Ware (Ankle)

Doubtful:

  • Bobby Wagner (Ankle)

Questionable:

  • Marshawn Lynch (Hip)
  • Zach Miller (Hamstring)

Probable:

  • Michael Bennett (Quadriceps)
  • Jeremy Lane (Hamstring)
  • Sidney Rice (Knee)
  • Walter Thurmond (Knee)
  • Max Unger (Upper Arm)

For more Seahawks news and updates, visit Seahawks Central.

Matthew Asher is a freelance journalist. From an early age, sports have played a major role in his life. He graduated from Emory University with a B.A. in Journalism. After college he spent 2 years working with CNN Sports and still occasionally writes sports articles for several publications both in the United States and Canada. His work can be found on Examiner.com.

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