Red Bryant to IR?

It sounds like Red Bryant is headed to injured reserve, according to this tweet from Brian McIntyre.

Bryant’s injury was initially diagnosed as a “knee sprain,” but those types of injuries have a nasty habit of suddenly turning into ACL/MCL tears once team doctors have a closer look.

If Bryant is put on IR, it would leave a gaping hole in Pete Carroll’s defense. On the upside, the defensive line does have enough depth to supply a decent replacement, but the combination of Red’s size and speed will be sorely missed in stopping the run.