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Three-fifths of Seahawks O-line remains out heading into Arizona's blitz-fest

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Yes, 3/5ths of the starting offensive line remained out for the second consecutive practice day: LT Russell Okung (bruised lung; Pete Carroll hasn't ruled out for Sunday yet), C Max Unger (high-ankle sprain, twisted knee) and RG J.R. Sweezy (ankle). That’s not the best Seahawks news days before Arizona’s blitzes swarm at them. Tthe Cardinals sacked QB Russell Wilson seven times in Seattle’s 19-3 home win last month.

If Sweezy and Unger can’t play, look for Patrick Lewis at center and perhaps backup center Lemuel Jeanpierre at guard. I get the sense Sweezy is going to play, though.

Wide receiver and kickoff returner Paul Richardson was a new addition to the injury list. He missed practice with a hamstring injury. He's been emerging as a trusted target on third down for Wilson in the last two games.

RB Marshawn Lynch (back), TE Tony Moeaki (shoulder) and DE Demarcus Dobbs (ankle) missed practice for the second consecutive day. Of those three, Lynch’s absence was more rest – and on par with his regular-season routine between games.

The noteworthy addition to the Cardinals’ injury list was QB Drew Stanton, listed as “limited” with his knee ligament injuries from last week’s win at St. Louis that are expected to have him out almost a month. Arizona has already said third-stringer Ryan Lindley was starting against the Seahawks.

--In the wake of LB K.J. Wright's new contract extension he signed last night, here is a synopsis of Seattle re-signing its homegrown core -- and where the Seahawks may move next: