Offensive tackle Walter Jones went through individual drills, moved well and appeared to hold up OK during the opening stages of practice. He’s listed as not participating in practice in the team’s injury report.
The Seahawks’ goal is to increase Jones’ participation each day to see how he progresses.
Mora had this to say on the possibility of Jones playing this week.
“I think Walt just has to tell us he’s ready to go,” he said. “No one knows his body as well as he does. And we’ll let him tell us he’s ready to go. He’ll know. He’ll make the right decision.”
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If Jones can play on Sunday, it will present an interesting issue for the Seahawks. Do they move Sean Locklear back to right tackle, with Ray Willis seeming to come into his own there right now? Or do they move Locklear to right guard to supplant rookie Max Unger and potentially stunt his growth?
If Locklear does move to right guard, do you replace Steve Vallos with Unger at Center? And what happens at center when Chris Spencer gets healthy?
Mora said he’s not ready to address the changes that will come once Jones returns.
“It’s a good question, but I don’t have a great answer,” he said. “I don’t know what we’ll do there yet. I won’t know until Walter comes back. We’ll have to wait and see.
“I know this: It could be a good problem to have.”
Cornerback Travis Fisher also was listed as not practicing on Wednesday, along with center Chris Spencer (quad), wide receiver Deion Branch, T.J. Houshmandzadeh (back spasms), Leroy Hill (groin), and Lofa Tatupu (hamstring).
Safety C.J. Wallace (ribs) fully participated in practice.
The Seahawks also debuted their practice jersey advertisement agreement with Bing, a Internet search engine owned by Microsoft. NFL league owners voted this year to allow teams to sell practice jersey logo advertisement space.
It looks like Bing get its money’s worth. Seahawks players also will wear Bing logo practice jerseys at community appearances throughout the season.