The team placed its starting right guard on injured reserve Tuesday after Unger damaged the big toe on his left foot in Sunday’s season opener against the San Francisco 49ers.
To fill Unger’s roster spot, guard
In other moves, cornerback Kennard Cox was released to clear a roster spot for linebacker
The loss of Unger, a second-round draft choice last year, is just the latest hit for an offensive line that also was ravaged by injuries the past two seasons.
The coaches have options to replace Unger, a 16-game starter as a rookie.
Last season, injuries forced the Seahawks to use seven different starting combinations on the line – including four players at left tackle and three each at left guard and center. In 2008, it was eight different starting combos – including four players at right guard and three at left tackle.
What direction the team goes to replace Unger won’t be known until Wednesday, when coach Pete Carroll meets with the media at noon.
“We have to do some switching and changing to move some stuff around,” Carroll said Monday. “We’ll have to figure that out in the next day or so.”