Don’t plan on seeing quarterback Matt Hasselbeck or left tackle Walter Jones in Sunday’s game against the Indianapolis Colts. The Seahawks coaches aren’t.
That was the word from coach Jim Mora in his just-completed news conference.
“That is the plan,” he said.
Hasselbeck still can’t run or take a deep breath without experiencing pain because of the fractured rib he got against the 49ers two weeks ago. Jones, meanwhile, still has pain in his surgically repaired left knee.
But Mora also said that cornerback Ken Lucas (groin), middle linebacker Lofa Tatupu (hamstring), tackle Brandon Frye (groin), guard Rob Sims (oblique) and free safety Jordan Babineaux (neck) should be able to play against the Colts.
Because of the injuries on the offensive line, the team also made two practice squad moves: tackle Na’Shan Goodard and guard Brian De La Puente have been signed. Linebacker William Thomas and wide receiver Logan Payne were released to clear spots.
“We had to do this just to make sure we could practice,” Mora said.
Tuesday, former University of Washington running back Louis Rankin was signed to the practice squad because the team likes his size and speed. Running back Devin Moore was released to clear a spot for Rankin.