A recap of the day’s activities:
Josh Wilson. Last week, the third-year cornerback flirted with the possibility of an early return from his high ankle sprain. This week, it appears to be a done deal.
As coach Jim Mora said after practice, “Josh, while we’ve limited him, when he’s been in there he’s looked good.”
That’s welcome news, because the Jacksonville Jaguars, the Seahawks’ opponent at Qwest Field on Sunday, got a three-touchdown performance from quarterback David Garrard in last week’s big win over the Tennessee Titans.
“It’s not only Josh’s playmaking ability, but the energy he brings,” defensive coordinator Gus Bradley said. “Josh is an emotional guy, plays with a lot of energy and we need that on the field. We need, when a guy makes a big play, everybody gets excited for him.
“We felt like last week that kind of slipped a little bit, too. … We’ve got to have that energy.”
Wilson had been starting on the left side because Marcus Trufant is on the physically unable to perform list because of bulging disc in his back. But Wilson missed the past two games after being injured in the Week 2 loss to the NFC West-leading 49ers in San Francisco. But then most players miss four to six weeks with a high ankle sprain.
“I’ve been feeling better and better, week by week, day by day,” he said. “I’m blessed.”
Wilson had one play in practice on Wednesday where he went up to deflect a pass and landed on his sore ankle.
“That was ‘welcome back,’ ” Wilson said. “But everything is feeling good.”
The official report, as released by the team:
- LB Leroy Hill (groin)
- OT Walter Jones (knee)
- OT Sean Locklear (ankle)
- OG Rob Sims (ankle)
- DE Patrick Kerney (groin)
- MLB Lofa Tatupu (hamstring)
- FB Justin Griffith (knee)
- MLB Lofa Tatupu (hamstring)
- CB Josh Wilson (ankle)
Hasselbeck looked better today than he did yesterday, when he looked better than he did Wednesday – in his first action since fracturing a rib in the Week 2 loss to the 49ers in San Francisco. All signs point to him playing Sunday – especially the fact that he is listed as probable on the injury report.
Kerney has not practiced this week, but he did some running on the side today. Mora said his status for the game will be a Sunday decision.
Four players are out for the Jaguars: S Sean Considine (groin), DT Greg Peterson (knee), LB Adam Seward (groin) and CB Scott Starks (hip).
Trufant will not be allowed to practice with the team until the bye week, but he took steps in that direction today by running up the berm adjacent to the practice fields and then walking down – backwards.
“Watching him stride out here today and run that hill, he looked good to me,” Mora said.
Mora also is expecting to get Hill, Locklear, Sims and perhaps even Jones back after the bye week.
“It would be really great for us to have that,” Mora said, “and get whole again.”
YOU DON’T SAY
“Three-step drop, and throw it to me.” – wide receiver T.J. Houshmandzadeh, chuckling while offering a suggestion on how to protect Hasselbeck from getting hit in Sunday’s game