That’s right. Seattle Seahawks’ QB Matt Hasselbeck turns 33 today. The Seattle quarterback talked about his informal workouts with returning receivers Bobby Engram and Deion Branch during his Thursday radio show on KIRO 710 AM, which you can listen to here in this audio link.
The players-only workouts are not open to the media this week.
Former Seahawks linebacker and special teams’ player Isaiah Kacyvenski is retiring from the NFL.
Scott Johnson of the Everett Herald writes about the ascension of Michael Bumpus from practice squad player to contributor on Sundays.
Listen to the Seahawks roundtable with KJR’s Mitch Levy, ex-NFL player Hugh Millen and Clare Farnsworth of the Seattle P-I in this audio link.
Aaron Fentress of The Oregonian comments on the Seahawks prospects of getting healthy for the first time this season.
San Francisco 49ers
Gwen Knapp of the San Francisco Chronicle says the 49ers are exuding confidence and believe in themselves after the team’s 2-1 start.
Matt Maiocco of the Santa Rosa Press Democrat reports on wide receiver Josh Morgan’s infection which caused him to lose 15 pounds. He also talks to tight end Vernon Davis about his struggles.Davis predicted big numbers this season, but so far only has four catches on the year. Davis was booed by 49er fans last week for not reeling in a deep ball.
Matt Burrows of the Sacramento Bee writes about the 49ers depth issues at receiver and in the secondary.
Dan Brown of the San Jose Mercury News says that San Francisco will keep an eye out for New Orleans’ Reggie Bush.
Kent Somers of the Arizona Republic reports that the Cardinals have suffered a setback, with news that defensive end Bertrand Berry is out indefinitely with a torn left groin.
Dan Bickley, a columnist for the Arizona Republic, talks to quarterback Kurt Warner about his first training camp with the Green Bay Packers. Warner and Arizona face former Packer Bret Favre and the New York jets this week.
East Valley Tribune columnist Scott Bordow says Edgerrin James has become an afterthought in the dessert.
Mike Tulumello of the East Valley Tribune reports that former Cardinal and current Jets’ defensive end Calvin Pace blames the Dennis Green regime for his career setbacks while in Arizona.
St. Louis Rams
How much worse can it get in St. Louis. St. Louis Post-Dispatch columnist Bernie Miklasz says coach Scott Linehan is acting like a tough guy with all of the line-up changes this week.
One of Linehan’s curious decisions was the release of No. 1 cornerback Fakhir Brown.
New starting quarterback Trent Green said he’s ready for the challenge this week.
But Matthew Darnell of Yahoo.com says don’t count on Trent Green surviving his first start of the season this week.