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Seahawks again shuffling offensive line after loss

Russell Okung

Seattle Seahawks tackle Russell Okung rests on the bench late in the second half of an NFL football game against the San Francisco 49ers, Sunday, Dec. 8, 2013, in San Francisco. The 49ers defeated the Seahawks 19-17. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)


The Seahawks might suddenly have problems bigger than the end of their impressive home winning streak.

They might have to once again adjust an offensive line that has been in flux all year.

According to Terry Blount of, Pro Bowl left tackle Russell Okung left yesterday’s game in the second half with what was described as soreness in his big toe.

That’s the same toe he had ligament damage in, which cost him eight games earlier this season.

Without him, they threw rookie Alvin Bailey in at left tackle. Rookie Michael Bowie was playing right guard in place of J.R. Sweezy, who was out with a concussion.

The problems up front have been perpetual, and were manifest yesterday.

Russell Wilson threw for just 108 yards against the steady Cardinals pressure, and though Marshawn Lynch ran for 71 yards, only 11 came in the second half.

Now they’ll need to figure out how to adjust against the Rams in the finale, in hopes of getting a bye week and getting some guys well.