The Seattle Seahawks are starting to wind down with the end of the season nearing. Seattle practiced for just over an hour today, as Seattle head coach Mike Holmgren chose to rest his players legs with his team facing two games in eight days.
As Holmgren stated during his talk, Matt Hasselbeck did not practice, but was out on the field watching with the rest of the team.
Others who did not practice included Koren Robinson (knee), C.J. Wallace (hamstring), Mike Wahle (shoulder) and Patrick Kerney (shoulder).
Linebacker David Hawthorne returned to practice for the first time since injuring his calf, although in a limited capacity. Also limited was Red Bryant (ankle).
Floyd "Pork Chop" Womack worked at left guard with Wahle out, and Ray Willis worked at right guard.
Josh Wilson appeared to hurt his right ankle during 7-on-7 passing drills while defending a long pass against Michael Bumpus, who was playing Santana Moss on scout team. Wilson was on the ground for awhile, and eventually limped back to the training room to get checked out.
Even defensive coordinator John Marshall went to check on Wilson after he was moved off the field.
No word on the extent of the injury at this time.
I talked to a couple players about Shaun Alexander returning to Qwest Field in another uniform, and here's what they had to say.
Offensive tackle Walter Jones on Alexander coming back:
"He's moved on," Jones. "He's trying to do what he can to help that team. It's going to be weird seeing him over there. But that's the business side of it. You get used to some guys, and some guys go to other teams. So you have to take it for what it is."
Linebacker Lofa Tatupu had this to say about facing Alexander:
"You always associate Shaun with the Seahawks, and visa versa. Whenever you talked about the Seahawks, the one guy everybody knew was Shaun. So it will be tough to see him out there like that. I'm just happy he's with another team now, and I wish nothing but the best for him."