Gallery, Rice doubtful for Seattle's opener
Friday, September 9, 2011
RENTON, Wash. (AP) -- Robert Gallery and Sidney Rice, two of Seattle's big offseason acquisitions, are likely to be out on Sunday when the Seahawks open the season at San Francisco.
Coach Pete Carroll said Friday that Gallery and Rice were doubtful for Sunday's season opener. Gallery has a sprained right knee suffered in the preseason finale against Oakland, while Rice has been bothered by a sore shoulder.
Ben Obomanu is expected to start in place of Rice. How Seattle shuffles its offensive line without Gallery is a bit unknown. Rookie right tackle James Carpenter has been taking some reps at left guard this week, with Breno Giacomini moving in at right tackle.
Two other injured Seahawks -- defensive end Chris Clemons and linebacker David Hawthorne -- are listed as probable.