Line woes for Seahawks; TE Carlson needs surgery



RENTON, Wash. (AP) — While the Seattle Seahawks continue to figure out how to solidify their shaky offensive line, they were dealt a setback when coach Pete Carroll announced that tight end John Carlson will need season-ending surgery to repair a torn labrum in his shoulder.

Carroll said Tuesday that Carlson will need surgery to fix the tear that has sidelined him for the past two weeks of training camp. Carlson was expected to be used in multiple two tight end sets along with newcomer Zach Miller.

Carlson is also in the final year of his contract with Seattle, making his future with the Seahawks tenuous.

Meanwhile, Carroll and offensive line coach Tom Cable said the Seahawks are looking at how to shore up an offensive line that gave up five sacks against Denver.