He's been out for five weeks and if everything goes well, Matt Hasselbeck will return to the lineup on Sunday against Arizona. So what are your expectations for Seattle's starting quarterback?
Do you expect Hasselbeck to come in and zing passes all over the field, hitting receivers in stride and performing like his usual self?
Or are your expectations tempered by the back injury he's recovering from? And how much will a Seattle victory depend on the way Hasselbeck performs on Sunday, particularly with NFC West division opponent Arizona traveling to Seattle this week? Let me know your thoughts in the comments section.
Some links to start your morning.
Matt Hasselbeck and Deion Branch practice at full speed on Wednesday, but Frank Hughes asks can they stay healthy for the rest of the season.
Courtney Taylor is pulled up from the practice squad after wide receiver Keary Colbert is released. He says he understands he has to compete on every play after spending a month on the scout squad going against the No. 1 defense.
Dave Boling writes about Arizona quarterback Kurt Warner reviving his career after most thought he was destined to serve as a backup.
Warner and Seattle offensive tackle Walter Jones are among veterans in their 30s still playing at a pro-bowl level.
Holmgren talks about the sun setting on Seattle's season, but the players still believe they have a run left in them, reporter Scott Johnson of the Everett Herald.
Gregg Bell of the Associated Press gives us more on the Hasselbeck situation.
The Kansas City Chiefs sign former Seahawks defensive end Jason Babin.
San Francisco 49ers
More talk about the Monday night debacle for the 49ers. Head coach Mike Singeltary is still awaiting clarification from the league on how the final seconds were handled in the team's 29-24 loss to Arizona.
Offensive coordinator Mike Martz admits he made a mistake by changing personnel when quarterback Shaun Hill was trying to spike the ball.
NFL vice president of officiating Mike Pereira said the officials handled the situation correctly.
Ann Killion of the San Jose Mercury News portions out the blame for the last-second melt down, with Martz getting the largest piece of he pie.
San Francisco coaches give Shaun Hill props for calmly handling a frantic situation, Matt Barrows of the Sacramento Bee reports.
Former WSU receiver Jason Hill, who played well in the final drive, will get more reps this week against St. Louis, says Dan Brown of the San Jose Mercury News.
The Cardinals have their own version of the Wildcat, called Pahokee, with former quarterback Anquan Bolden taking the direct snap, reports Kent Somers of the Arizona republic.
Dan Bickley of the Arizona Republic touts Ken Whisenhunt for coach of the year.
Whisenhunt's 14-11 record through 25 games is the best start for an Arizona coach since the 1920s.
Darren Urban of azcardinals.com discusses how third receiver Steve Breaston has blossomed into a potent weapon for the Cardinals.
Bolden hasn't missed a beat since returning from a frightening hit against the Jets. In three games he has he has 22 catches for 240 yards and five touchdowns.
St. Louis Rams
Bernie Miklasz of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch says bad draft picks and wasted money on free agents have led to the Rams hitting rock bottom this season.
Running back Stephen Jackson was back at practice today.
San Francisco coordinator Mike Martz and wide receiver Isaac Bruce are looking forward to facing their old team.