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A few quick practice notes: Price limping, Kearse looks strong, Richardson at nickel back

Sorry, I didn't get these up sooner, but I decided to try and get back to Tacoma first since it's a holiday and no rush hour traffic.

On the injury front ...

Quarterback Keith Price practiced minimally. He threw ball during early drills. But he was limping noticeably at times on the injured right knee. Price wore a different brace than the bulky "stick" he wore in the game. Price didn't participate in any of the team or 11-on-11 drills. Instead, back-up Nick Montana worked with the No. 1 unit. He looked okay. He had a few passes tipped at the line of scrimmage and Nate Fellner picked off a pass during team drill.

Wide receiver Jermaine Kearse looked good. In fact it was hard to tell if he had anything wrong with him. He didn't have the ankle taped on the outside of shoe. He ran well, had no trouble getting out of his cuts and he made a terrific leaping catch.

Cornerback Quinton Richardson also practice. He still had the ankle heavily taped, but he moved much better. What was interesting to note is that Richardson practiced with the No. 1 unit as the nickel back instead of Justin Glenn, who was with the No. 2 defense. Greg Ducre remained at the outside corner, while the stronger and more physical Richardson bumped inside and played. Something to keep an eye on.

As expected linebacker Garrett Gilliland did not practice. Chris Polk, Cort Dennison and Desmond Trufant all practiced fully despite minor dings.