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Friday practice report: Jennings to start at CB

Post by Eric Williams on Nov. 20, 2009 at 1:22 pm with 7 Comments »
November 20, 2009 1:24 pm

The main news on Friday was Seahawks head coach Jim Mora said that there’s a slight chance that Josh Wilson could play on Sunday, but more than likely Kelly Jennings, not Ken Lucas, will get the nod at cornerback.

Mora said Jennings has steadily improved each week, and gives the team the best opportunity for success against Minnesota on Sunday.

Wilson supplanted Ken Lucas as the starting cornerback opposite Marcus Trufant against Detroit two weeks ago. Mora said that Wilson is the starter for now, but that all three are in the mix as possible starters in the future.

“Josh has kind of won the position,” Mora said. “If he’s healthy he’s there. If he’s not playing, it’s kind of we’re going to with Kenny or Kelly, depending on who we feel is maybe performing a little better at the time. And so it’s kind of a little bit of a feel thing each week.”

Mora said that safety Jamar Adams will be up if Wilson can’t play.

Chris Spencer (thumb) is OK, according to Mora and should be ready to go on Sunday.

It looks like Sean Locklear also will get his second straight start at left tackle, and likely will see a lot of Minnesota’s Jared Allen on Sunday. Mora said Locklear will get some help at times against Allen.

“I don’t know if you can do it all the time, though,” he said. “The guy’s got to go out there, and he’s got to face him and he’s got to win. I think you can limit yourself to some things you can do down the field when you do help.”

Marcus Trufant (concussion) practiced again today and should be ready to go on Sunday. Trufant suffered the injury when he dove in to help stop Arizona’s Chris “Beanie” Wells on the 4th and 1 play on Seattle’s goal-line stand against the Cardinals.

Craig Terrill (shoulder) returned to practice today and is questionable

Darnell Dockett was fined $7,500 by the NFL for elbowing Matt Hasselbeck in the throat.

Cornerback Bryant McFadden also was fined $5,000 for a face mask against T.J. Houshmandzadeh that was called in the game.

Cardinals running back Wells was fined $5,000 for hitting Seattle safety Deon Grant after the whistle, and Grant was fined $5,000 for instigating the confrontation.

Seattle safety Jordan Babineaux was fined $7,500 for a horse-collar tackle against Anquan Boldin.

Here’s the injury report.

RB Julius JOnes (bruised lung) is out.

CB Josh Wilson (concussion) is doubtful.

DT Craig Terrill (shoulder) is questionable.

C Chris Spencer (thumb/back) and CB Marcus Trufant (concussion) are probable.

For Minnesota, CB Antoine Winfield (foot) is doubtful.

WR Bernard Berrian (hamstring) and CB Karl Paymah (ankle) is questionable.

LB E.J. Henderson (knee), CB Benny Sapp (groin), FB Naufahu Tahi (ankle), QB Brett Favre (groin/hip), DE Jayme Mitchell (illness) are all probable.

Notes from practice
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  1. FireRuskellNow says:

    Fantastic, we get to start one of the worst cornerbacks in the NFL against likely the best team we’ll face all season. Can you believe we wasted a first round pick on that sap Jennings?

  2. time warp to 2007 when there was nothing but praise for jennings

  3. Dukeshire says:

    Jennings has earned it. Lucas has not played that well and Jennings has become the teams 3rd best corner. He’s a good cover man he just lacks requisite strength. Which is a bit like saying he the fastest 3 legged dog. I am glad to hear Mora say Wilson has earned the spot because he’s played great. One of the few real bright spots on this team this year.

  4. FireRuskellNow says:

    2007 Jennings was still the weak link of the secondary with Brian Russell, every big WR punked him.

  5. Dukeshire says:

    And by “he lacks strength” I’m referring to Jennings.

  6. snydro22 says:

    Jennings was not a weak link in ’07..

    I think it’s F’d up that Babineaux and Dockett got the same fine. Was a football play, and the other was a straight cheap shot.

  7. No doubt, snydro. I don’t see why tackling a guy by the shoulder pads should even draw a fine, just a penalty. Dockett deserved a bigger fine.

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