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Archives: Sep. 2006

Sep.
29th

Weeks is the word (unofficially)

Practice-squad RB Marquis Weeks expects to sign a two-year contract making him active for the game Sunday against the Bears. The Seahawks haven’t announced anything yet, and coach Mike Holmgren said they’ll wait until the last minute, which would be Saturday at 1 p.m. PDT. We’ll let you know if/when we get official word. …

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Sep.
29th

Gray, Locklear cleared to start

RG Chris Gray and RT Sean Locklear practiced today for the first time this week. Both are expected to start Sunday against the Bears. They have been questionable on the injury report with knee injuries. DB Jordan Babineaux (concussion) missed practice and might not play. DE Joe Tafoya (knee) missed practice and is out. FS Ken Hamlin (shoulder) practiced again. He is expected to start. Update: As I was leaving, the Seahawks downgraded Babineaux to doubtful.

Sep.
29th

Answers to your questions, vol. 24

Memo to chrishuw: Love the Debbie Downer reference. Hilarious skit on SNL. Let me clarify: Chris Gray and Sean Locklear are question marks because of their health, not over uncertainty about whether they will play. I think they’ll play but I wonder how effective they’ll be at less than 100 percent after not practicing. It doesn’t mean they won’t play well. It doesn’t mean Seattle can’t win and win convincingly. It’s just one of the factors I took into account in picking the Bears. …

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Sep.
29th

League slaps Rolle with $5,000 fine

The NFL has hit Cardinals CB Antrel Rolle with a $5,000 fine for an illegal horse-collar tackle on Seahawks RB Shaun Alexander. Officials did not throw a flag on the play, but the league has reviewed the play and determined Rolle deserved a fine. A week ago, Alexander said that play aggravated the foot injury he suffered against Detroit in the opener. He aggravated the injury further against the Giants last week. Doctors subsequently found a cracked bone in the foot. Alexander is out indefinitely.

Sep.
29th

Audio: A look at the game

This morning I’m cranking out stories for the Sunday paper. Practice starts late this morning. Afterward, we’ll speak with Mike Holmgren for the usual Friday update. In the meantime, here are some thoughts about the Seahawks-Bears game Sunday night. I picked the Bears to win, 13-10, mostly because it seems a little unreasonable to expect Seattle’s offense to function particularly well under the current circumstances. Perhaps the Hawks will prove otherwise. That would not shock me. Any team that puts up 35 first-half points, as Seattle did last week, should be considered dangerous.