Seahawks defensive end/defensive tackle Cassius Marsh has a broken foot, reports Ian Rapoport, and is expected to miss four to five weeks after having surgery on it on Monday. With Marsh out, this may be an opportunity for Greg Scruggs to get on the field and log some snaps, both at the end and inside at the three-technique or nose tackle spots.
The Seahawks are a banged up team right now. In addition to Max Unger, Zach Miller, and Bobby Wagner already being declared out this weekend, and with Byron Maxwell fighting to get back into action with a calf strain, a few more Seahawks showed up on the injury report on Wednesday and Thursday. Percy Harvin missed time with a thigh bruise, but I assume that will not keep him out of the game this weekend in St. Louis. Luke Willson showed up on the report yesterday with a groin issue, and with Miller already out, Seattle's depth at tight end could be severely tested. DT Jordan Hill missed practice with an ankle injury yesterday, further testing the depth at that spot as well.
The good news is that Alvin Bailey, a sixth offensive lineman and de facto tight end in some situations, did practice in full this week after missing last week with an oblique injury. Also good news is that Tharold Simon practiced fully on Thursday, adding hope that he'll be able to play on Sunday if Byron Maxwell can't make it back onto the field.
Seattle's depth will be tested over the next few weeks, and some young players may be called upon to make plays.