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Seattle expects Russell Okung to play vs. Dallas

Associated Press Modified: September 12, 2012 at 7:17 pm •  Published: September 12, 2012

RENTON, Wash. (AP) — Seattle Seahawks coach Pete Carroll said Wednesday that starting left tackle Russell Okung should be able to play on Sunday against Dallas, but he is unlikely to practice most of this week.

Okung did not participate in Wednesday's practice after suffering a bone bruise in his left knee late in the Seahawks' 20-16 loss to Arizona on Sunday. He'll be limited through the week, with Frank Omiyale getting reps at left tackle during practice.

That won't be the only change on the Seahawks offensive line. John Moffitt will move back in as the starter at right guard in place of rookie J.R. Sweezy, who struggled in his first NFL start. Moffitt missed a few weeks of the preseason after having elbow surgery. He got a little bit of action in the preseason finale against Oakland, but was inactive against the Cardinals.

It'll be Moffitt's first game since Week 10 of last season, when Moffitt suffered a season-ending knee injury.

"It feels like it's been a little while, first with the knee and then the elbow. It feels great just to be playing football again and hopefully move on with no more bumps in the road," Moffitt said.

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