Monday in Hawkville

A recap of the day’s activities:

FOCUS ON

Deon Grant. The team’s strong safety has a ligament issue in his hand and wrist and will be examined by a specialist Tuesday morning.

The results of that examination will determine his status for Sunday’s game against the Rams in St. Louis, and beyond, coach Jim Mora said during his weekly Q&A session.

“It is something that could pose a problem,” Mora said. “We need to see what the hand specialist says tomorrow. It might be something significant, but it might be something he’s OK with. We’ll see.”

Grant was injured during Sunday’s 35-9 loss to the Vikings in Minnesota. Grant did not leave the game and was credited with a season-high 10 tackles.

INJURY UPDATES
Leading rusher Julius Jones and right cornerback Josh Wilson should be able to play against the Rams after sitting out Sunday’s game.

Jones has a bruised lung, so conditioning will be an issue with how much he is able to practice this week.

“We will have to work him in at a condensed pace,” Mora said. “A lot of these guys when they have an injury to an arm or a leg or a knee or an ankle, they continue to condition. But Julius couldn’t condition.”

Wilson sat out all of last week with a concussion, but has been cleared to return to practice.

“All indications are that he will be able to practice Wednesday,” Mora said.

Also, defensive tackle Red Bryant got a slight knee sprain against the Vikings, but Mora said he should be able to play this week.

FOUL PLAY
For much of the season, the Seahawks were among the least penalized teams in the league. But they have been flagged 19 times in the past two games – 10 for 64 yards on Sunday and nine for 113 yards in the loss to the Cardinals.

“Something I’m always alert to is the penalties, because I think it’s an indication of discipline,” Mora said. “We’ve been good in that area. If it’s an aggressive foul, then sometimes you give it a little more leeway. If it’s one that is because of lack of concentration or lack of discipline, then you look at that a different way.”

Included in that category Sunday were false start calls on right guard Max Unger and right tackle Ray Willis and offside and encroachment penalties against defensive linemen Brandon Mebane and Cory Redding.

“Those bother me,” Mora said. “And we’ll make sure those are addressed.”

YOU DON’T SAY
“We have to find a way to win a game, and then win another game, and then win another game and create some habits as they relate to winning. And we’ve struggled with that over the course of the last seasons for various reasons.” – Mora, on the team being 7-19 the past two seasons


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