For the second consecutive game, the players went in helmets and shoulder pads instead of full gear, probably because Mike Holmgren would prefer that nobody else gets injured.
The injury list is looking much better, by the way, though Shaun Alexander, Walter Jones (precaution), Leroy Hill, C.J. Wallace, Rocky Bernard (precaution) and Will Herring did not practice. Marcus Pollard went through the full practice, as did Deion Branch and Ray Willis. Branch and Pollard both looked good and I would say are pretty strong candidates to play and possibly start on Sunday. With Walter out, Pork Chop has been getting his reps at left tackle.
Not that this matters a great deal -- at least we hope so -- but Seneca Wallace has looked really really good the past few weeks. His arm is extremely impressive, and he has been sending lasers all over the field inside the bubble. He would look pretty good as the Bears quarterback, given Rex Grossman's past.
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Nate Burleson made an incredible one-handed, boggling catch over his head, which prompted hoots from his teammates. Bobby Engram was trying to get Burleson to repeat his LeBron James tribute with the talcum powder.
Today was Lofa Tatupu's 25th birthday and his locker was festooned with balloons, including one of a football. (This is hard-hitting journalism here.)
Alexander usually speaks on Thursdays, but since he did not practice he is not speaking. If he goes tomorrow, he likely will speak.
Game balls are issued tomorrow. Should be interesting to see who gets the special teams game ball. Wouldn't surprise me to see Leonard Weaver get the offensive game ball, given his blocking.