Seahawks head coach Jim Mora wrapped up his regular Friday press conference about a half hour ago.
Mora said that recent addition Damion McIntosh is coming along in terms of learning Seattle's offensive system, but that Kyle Williams will start at left tackle. And Steve Vallos, who's been serving as the team's backup center since Chris Spencer returned to the lineup, may start at left guard instead of Mansfield Wrotto, although Mora didn't say for certain.
McIntosh will be active for the game on Sunday so Seattle has seven linemen available for the game
Wrotto injured his ankle last week against Jacksonville, with Vallos stepping in and playing solid in his place. Wrotto has been a full participant in practice and is ready to go, but Mora said he liked the communication between Williams and Vallos on the left side.
Sign Up and Save
Get six months of free digital access to The News Tribune
Mora also said Patrick Kerney (groin) will start, unless the team sees a look where they have to start a different package at the beginning of the game.
"He's our starter," Mora said. "But I can't ever tell you who's going to be the first ones in the game. It depends on what package they're in and what package we're in."
Asked if cornerback Ken Lucas will start, Mora did not say for certain if that was the case, appearing to not want to speak for Lucas and wait see how he handle things after his father's funeral service back in Mississippi today.
Wide receiver T.J. Houshmandzadeh held court again on Friday, and as usual, Housh didn't hold back when talking to reporters this week.
Asked why he was taking extra reps with the scout squad this week, Houshmandzadeh found a new way to ask for the ball, joking that he had a better chance of getting the ball thrown to him during squad squad reps.
"I'm just trying to get the ball, man," Housh said. "So I think I can get the ball a little more on scout team.
"I'm trying to earn my money one way or the other, man. If they don't want to make me earn it on Sunday, I'll earn it during the week."
Joking aside, pressed further on the scout squad reps, Housh talked about not liking what he saw when he watched tapes from earlier weeks of him running routes, and wanted to improve on that this week.
"I looked at the film, and my thought was if I was watching myself and I had to cover me, watching the film I would probably be like, "Yeah, I can cover this guy," Housh said. "And I didn't like the way I looked, so I actually feel pretty good now. I haven't felt like this probably since the opening of training camp."
Housh also had this to say about Rush Limbaugh being part of an ownership group seeking to by the St. Louis Rams in the National Football League. Limbaugh was recently dropped from the group pursuing a team in St. Louis.
"What would make him think like with the majority of the league being of African American players, that guys would like be cool with him owning a team," Houshmandzadeh said. "Like I don't know what would make him think that.
"But it's America, and he can do what he's wants to do. In America, when you've got the money that he has, he probably felt like it didn't matter. But it's obviously not going to happen now. But it was odd, to say the least."
As far as the game balls, Ben Obomanu got one for special teams. He finished with three tackles last week, including a couple pretty good tackles as the gunner on punt.
Matt Hasselbeck got the game ball on offense, and Darryl Tapp got the game ball on defense.