The Seattle Seahawks had an hour-long walk through today, and Coach Mike Holmgren talked to reporters afterwards.
Here are some tidbits.
Holmgren said Deion Branch will start on Sunday at flanker. Holmgren did not want to put a number on how many snaps Branch will see, but expect to see Branch out on the field for at least half of the snaps.
Holmgren said the same thing goes for Bobby Engram. Expect to see Engram in the slot this week, and to probably play the same amount as Branch.
Holmgren said either Billy McMullen or Keary Colbert will start at split end.
McMullen has played well so far, but Holmgren said he’d likes what Colbert brings and wants to get him on the field as well. Colbert had been playing flanker, but has had to learn both positions in a short amount of time.
Listen to part of the conversation with Holmgren here.
Koren Robinson (sore knee) did not practice with the team, coming out midway through practice and slowly making his way around the perimeter of the fields. Maurice Morris (knee) did not get any reps during practice. Holmgren said he still has to make a decision on whether those two will be active on Sunday, but it seems unlikely that either one will play. Holmgren also said they probably will not make any roster moves in terms of releasing someone this weekend.
“The best I can read it is, in our haste to put him out there and our need to put him out there, that we really make a really minor injury a major injury, and I don’t want to to that,” Holmgren said about Robinson. “Our receiver situation is better. The pile is bigger. I can afford to do it this way if I don’t play him, and just rest him and let him really heal up.
“It’s not a really bad injury, but it’s preventing him from really cutting it loose. And he has to really do that at that position.”
Holmgren also said Michael Bumpus will return punts this week.
Sean Locklear worked with the first team and will start at right tackle.
Cornerback Marcus Trufant is still limited by the cast protecting his broken left hand, but he seemed to be using his hands better today, corralling a one-handed grab for an interception during team drills. Trufant doesn’t have a pick on the year, but could break out on Sunday.