Seahawks rookie DT Bryant to undergo knee surgery, miss month

KIRKLAND, Wash. -- The Seahawks have announced rookie
defensive tackle Red Bryant is having knee surgery and will miss at
least a month.

The fourth-round draft choice from Texas A&M injured cartilage
in his left knee this week during training camp and is expected to
be out four or five weeks. Seattle drafted the future son-in-law of
legendary Seahawk Jacob Green to back up Brandon Mebane this season
on the defensive line.

The Seahawks have had a number of injuries recently. Starting
defensive tackle Rocky Bernard had surgery for a double hernia.

Fellow starter Marcus Tubbs had knee surgery.

Veteran defensive
tackle Larry Tripplett missed Friday morning's practice while
wearing a black sleeve over his right leg. And end Chris Cooper was
also missing from practice.