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Seattle heads into opener with questions on D-Line

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Seattle heads into opener with questions on D-Line

TIM BOOTH, AP Sports Writer

RENTON, Wash. (AP) — The Seattle Seahawks are still wondering how many healthy bodies they’ll have on the defensive line come Sunday’s opener at Carolina.

Three important pieces returned to practice Wednesday with defensive tackles Tony McDaniel and Brandon Mebane and defensive end Cliff Avril all getting some practice time. All three were limited Wednesday, according to the team’s injury report. McDaniel and Mebane have groin injuries and Avril has a hamstring injury.

If all three can go, the Seahawks should be fine with depth. If they can’t, Seattle suddenly becomes very thin up front with the chance that newly acquired D’Anthony Smith would be a starting tackle and converted outside linebacker O’Brien Schofield one of the starting ends.

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