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Shaun Alexander probably not playing this week

Mike Holmgren waffled on the Shaun Alexander issue because when he was asked who was not practicing this week, he mentioned Alexander. The follow-up then was from his comments last Friday, which he re-iterated on Monday, if Shaun cannot practice Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, then he is not going to play. We tried to clarify then that Shaun was not playing, and Holmgren said he did not mean to indicate that. "Let's wait and see," he said.

He also said Shaun is lobbying to get his cast off. Holmgren said they are not going to allow that, but they are trying to figure out a way to make the cast smaller.

Other folks not practicing this week are, as Holmgren said, "the usual suspects:" Walter Jones, Darryl Tapp and Rocky Bernard. All are expected to play. He did not say anything about Kelly Jennings.