Seahawks quarterback Matt Hasselbeck returned to practice Wednesday, saying that his performance was “Okay.”
He was listed as limited on the official injury report, and will let his coaches and medical staff decide his status later in the week. Clearly, his participation is a good sign despite Jim Mora saying Wednesday that Hasselbeck was still in pain earlier this week.
Offensive coordinator Greg Knapp said Hasselbeck looked out of football shape, but he threw the ball fine.
The news regarding left tackle Walter Jones wasn’t nearly as good, even if it was expected. The Seahawks are going to re-evaluate Jones after the team’s Week Seven bye, so he’ll miss at least two more weeks.
There are legitimate questions whether Jones will play football again. Mora said that he has a date in mind where the team will need to decide on Jones’ status for the rest of the year, but that date is flexible.
“We’re talking about a Hall of Famer,” Mora said. “There’s a lot of factors that go
into it. What’s best for the team, how much respect do you show Walter.
If Walter can get back, how long do we wait for him. . . . It’s a puzzle. And we talk about it every day.”
For the Seahawks, the 2009 season has had a familiar start because of all its injuries. Seattle faces the Jaguars in Seattle Sunday in a game they need to avoid a 1-4 start.