The Seahawks just finished about a 75-minute, light practice and are preparing to head out to Tampa Bay.
Here’s some notes from practice.
An angry Holmgren berated players early on in practice as the team struggled with its execution on offense. Missed assignments, dropped balls and just particularly sloppy play had Holmgren fuming early on.
But the team picked up toward the later stages of practice. Cornerback Josh Wilson in particular made a nice interception toward the end of team drills, tipping a ball with one hand and bringing it in with another and skirting down the sideline.
Holmgren said Seneca Wallace will start unless something happens with his calf. Wallace has worked with the first team all week and will get his first start since Nov. 19, 2006, a 24-14 loss to San Francisco.
The Seahawks have another injured wide receiver. Billy McMullen suffered a fractured right pinkie in practice on Thursday and will miss the game. McMullen is out indefinitely, but he could miss a considerable amount of time as his finger heels.
With McMullen out, Jordan Kent will make the trip and should be on the active roster for Sunday.
Holmgren said Sean Locklear will get the start at right tackle, not Ray Willis, although Willis will see some time at right tackle. The two split reps during practice today.
“He brings a physical presence,” Holmgren said about Willis. “He’s a physical guy. That’s a little more about Willis than it is about Locklear.”
Safety Deon Grant practiced today and should be ready to go on Sunday.
Holmgren is still undecided on whether linebacker Will Herring will be activated this week.
“We have three weeks to make the move, but if he’s feeling good ,then why wait,” Holmgren said about Herring.
Holmgren said Deion Branch tried to go today but his bruised heel is still sore. However, Branch will go on the trip and they’ll test his heel on Sunday.