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Seahawks DE Red Bryant celebrates without helmet, chips tooth as a result

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Red Bryant celebrates an interception return TD in Chicago in 2011. Note: He's wearing a helmet. (AP)

There's a reason they give you a helmet when you take the field.

If Seattle Seahawks defensive end Red Bryant didn't know that before, he certainly does now. Bryant was celebrating during the Seahawks' 21-3 Thursday night preseason win over the Oakland Raiders, and he will have some dental work in his future due to his own carelessness.

After rookie defensive tackle Jaye Howard demolished Raiders right guard Colin Miller and tackled running back Mike Goodson in the end zone for a safety with 8:18 left in the fourth quarter, Bryant -- who was well out of the game by that time -- decided to display his enthusiasm by giving Howard a little chest-bump.

And it went a little something like this:

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"I hate to report that Red chipped a tooth during the sideline celebration after Jaye Howard's safety," head coach Pete Carroll said after the game, when he was updating the media with the team's injuries. "So he'll be getting a little dental work on that tomorrow. I think it was on the top, I don't know."

"Are you serious?" one reporter asked.

"Yeah," Carroll said with a toothy grin.

This is embarrassing, but in the grand scheme of things, it could have been worse. Bryant's "injury" wasn't as bad as the one suffered by former Arizona Cardinals kicker Bill Gramatica, who tore up his knee in 2001 while celebrating a successful field goal try.

And Red's dental debacle wasn't on the same level as the concussion Washington Redskins quarterback Gus Frerotte gave himself in 1997, when he head-butted a stadium wall after scoring a touchdown.

That said, we suspect that Bryant will get some grief from his teammates over this one.

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