Seahawks head coach Jim Mora said Julius Jones, who practiced for the first time this week today, is good to go and should play on Sunday.
Jones is nursing rib and foot injuries, but full participated in practice today.
“It looks like Julius will be ready to go,” Mora said. “He did everything in practice. He looked good. His ribs feel okay, as well as they can feel right now. And his foot was the main thing and he seemed to get through that okay.”
The news for cornerback Josh Wilson is not so good. Mora said Wilson, who did not practice today, is questionable at best for Sunday, and will be a game-time decision.
“He’s just not coming along as quickly as hoped,” Mora said.
If Wilson can’t go, Kelly Jennings will start at corner, with Jordan Babineaux serving as the nickel guy and Jennings moving inside and Ken Lucas coming in on dime situations.
Linebacker Aaron Curry also is doubtful for Sunday, and did not practice for a second straight week.
“He just hasn’t regained the strength that’s necessary in that arm to be effective,” Mora said.
After having his knee drained on Wednesday, linebacker Leroy Hill practiced Thursday and today, and should be fine for Sunday. Hill is listed as probable on the injury report.
Nate Burleson (ankle) is out for a third straight week.
For Tennessee, LB Keith Bullock (knee), CB Nick Harper (forearm), DT Tony Brown (knee/quad) and DE Jevon Kearse (not injury related) are out.
CB Ryan Mouton (ankle) and OT Troy Kropog (calf) are questionable. And C Kevin Mawae (elbow) is probable.
Mora said he doesn’t have any New Year’s resolutions that he wanted to share, other than getting a win on Sunday.
“My most immediate New Year’s resolution is to get a win on Sunday, and to start the year off on a positive note for us and for our fans,” he said.
Mora also noted that if the Seahawks can get a win on Sunday Seattle would finished 5-3 at home this season. Seattle finished 2-6 at home last season.
“That’s not where we want to be, but that’s better than we were last year,” Mora said. “And believe it or not, we do feel as a team that we owe it to our fans to go out and play well and win.”
Mora went on to say that he’s a fan, and when he’s done coaching he’s going to buy season tickets and sit up in the stands at Qwest Field with the rest of the 12th Man.
“I don’t know if I’ll be a face painter, but I’ll be up there cheering,” Mora said.