Both have been dealing with concussion-like symptoms and neither practiced this week. Coach Pete Carroll spoke on Friday morning about the two and was not optimistic about either player, via mynorthwest.com:
“They have not had the opportunity to get back on the field,” Carroll said. “They go through this process and the doctors have not cleared them to this point. We’ll see what happens…But those guys, when they haven’t practiced for a couple of days, that starts to mean like it might be harder to expect them to play.”
The loss of Unger hurts a depleted offensive line that is still without Russell Okung and Breno Giacomini.
Bryant’s injury will keep him off a defensive line that will be working against the NFL’s worst run offense. The Falcons are averaging just 64.4 rushing yards per game.
Unger and Bryant were not the only two listed as out for Sunday’s game. According to ESPN’s injury report, the two are joined by DT Jordan Hill (biceps) and RB Derrick Coleman (hamstring).
Giacomini (knee) is listed as doubtful while safety Jeron Johnson (hamstring) is listed as questionable.
Kam Chancellor (ankle) and Marshawn Lynch (knee) are both listed as probable.