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Friday practice report: RB Jones a game-time decision

Seahawks running back Julius Jones again was a limited participant in practice for a second straight day on Friday. After practice, Jones said it will be up to the trainers to determine if he can play on Sunday against St. Louis, wanting to make sure that he can safely play with the bruised lung injury

“I’m leaving it in their hands,” Jones said “They know what’s best with something like that you have to be careful with. So I’m going to leave it up to them.”

Jones said he’s had torn rib cartilage before, but nothing like the internal injury he has now.

“It’s kind of rare for football,” he said.

If Jones can’t go, then reserve running back Justin Forsett will get his second start of the season. However, Mora reiterated that when Jones returns he will remain the starter for Seattle.

Along with Jones, defensive tackle Red Bryant was a limited participant for Seattle However, Mora said that Bryant should be ready to go if called upon on Sunday.

Center Chris Spencer (thumb), defensive tackle Craig Terrill (shoulder), defensive tackle Cory Redding (knee) and safety Deon Grant (wrist) were full participants and are probable for Sunday.

Mora said Grant likely will wear a soft cast on his left wrist, which will allow him to use his fingers. Grant has been wearing a soft cast all week.

The players did have a mandatory weigh-in today after participating in Thanksgiving Day festivities on Thursday

“I didn’t see any hangover from the big, turkey dinners they ate,” Mora said. “We even had a weigh-in this morning and everybody weighed in pretty well, which they thought was cruel and unusual punishment the day after thanksgiving to have a weigh in.”

For St. Louis, quarterback Marc Bulger (knee) is listed as out. Offensive tackle Jason Smith (concussion) did not participate in practice and is doubtful

Running back Steven Jackson (back) did not participate in practice for a third straight day and is questionable. FB Mike Karney (neck), OG Richie Incognito (foot) also did not participate in practice. And LB Chris Chamberlain (concussion) was a full participant in practice and is probable.