Ex-Seahawk Shaun Alexander will participate in his first practice today and talks about returning to the field for Washington in this interview with Jason La Canfora of the Washington Post. Alexander plans to backup Clinton Portis in Sunday's game against Cleveland.
Along with Alexander, Washington head coach Jim Zorn picks up two other former Seahawks in punter Ryan Plackemeier and safety Mike Green.
The Seahawks sign running back Justin Forsett to roster and release Michael Bumpus. Bumpus likely will be signed to the practice squad today.
John McGrath details the litany of injuries the state's football teams have experienced, including Seattle quarterbacks Matt Hasselbeck and Seneca Wallace.
Scott Johnson writes that Seahawks fans are jumping off the bandwagon at an alarming rate, but Seattle coach Mike Holmgren remains optimistic.
ESPN's Mike Sando talks about Arizona's rise in the NFC West and Seattle's struggles on defense with KJR's Ian Furness in this audio link.
Tampa Bay played without a healthy fullback last week against Carolina, but Ernest Graham filled in nicely. However, Bucs coach Jon Gruden said he wants Graham running the ball, not blocking.
The Bucs have signed Jameel Cook to fill the void left by injured fullback Byron Storer.
San Francisco 49ers
San Francisco Chronicle columnist Ray Ratto says the wolves have gathered to howl for 49ers head coach Mike Nolan, but who will fire him?
Matt Maiocco of the Santa Rosa Press Democrat chimes in on the fire Nolan talk.
With the defending New York Giants up next for San Francisco, Dan Brown of the San Jose Mercury News says the 49ers are looking for answers fast.
Matt Burrows of the Sacramento Bee says Nolan doesn't plan to make any changes.
Cardinals wide receiver Sean Morey earned the NFC player of the week for his blocked punt that won the game for the Cardinals.
Running back J.J. Arrington and wide receiver Steve Breaston have stepped up offensively with Anquan Boldin out.
Arizona Republic columnist Dan Bickley says wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald's reputation has skyrocketed since his play against Dallas.
An interesting stat from Darren Urban at azcardinals.com: West Coast teams are 0-10 against East Coast teams at 10 a.m. pacific coast time starts. The record is 5-50 since 2005.
St. Louis Rams
The Rams are working on a deal with head coach Jim Haslett that would bring him back in 2009 if St. Louis goes 6-6 in its last 12 games.
Haslettt said he's partly to blame for center Richie Incognito receiving a 15-yard unsportsmanlike penalty that made Josh Brown's kick 15 yards longer. Haslett said he got his players riled up during the week because he wanted them to play with more emotion.
Wide receiver Dane Looker passed his physical and he will return to practice today.