A recap of the day’s activities:
Julius Jones. The Seahawks’ leading rusher had a lot to be thankful for on this Thanksgiving Day. For starters, Jones returned to practice for the first time since having a lung bruised in the Nov. 15 loss to the Cardinals in Arizona.
“It was all right. It was cool,” Jones said after taking part in a very spirited practice. “It felt good to get back out there. I hate watching. I hate being on the side watching.”
Last Sunday, Jones had to watch as the running game struggled in generating just 4 yards – the lowest total in franchise history. So getting Jones back for this week’s game against the Rams in St. Louis definitely would be a step in a more positive direction.
“If I can, I’ll play,” Jones said. “It’s just a matter of taking it day by day.”
The key to how much Jones can do in practice Friday will be determined by how he bounces back from his limited role today.
“There’s going to be (some residual effect),” he said. “It was a pretty brutal injury that I had. Like I said, I’m going to take it day by day and hopefully I’ll be able to play soon.”
Jones ran for a season-high 117 yards in the Seahawks’ 28-0 romp over the Rams in their season opener. His day included a 62-yard touchdown run.
“We had some success against them early, but it’s kind of a different team now,” Jones said. “They’re playing much better. Their offense is pretty good; Steven Jackson is rolling pretty good. So they’re a different team. So we’re not going to look back at last time and say, ‘Oh, we’re going to do that to them again.’ Because they’re a totally different team.”
The official report, as released by the team:
LIMITED IN PRACTICE
- DT Red Bryant (knee)
- RB Julius Jones (chest)
- DT Cory Redding (knee)
- S Deon Grant (wrist)
- C Chris Spencer (thumb)
- DT Craig Terrill (shoulder)
Everyone practiced, as Jones and Bryant were back on a limited basis after sitting out Wednesday.
The only change for the Rams was that P Donnie Jones was back after missing Wednesday’s practice because he was ill. QB Marc Bulger (knee) is still out. RB Steve Jackson (back) did not practice again, and neither did OT Jason Smith (concussion), FB Mike Karney (neck) and OG Richie Incognito (foot).
YOU DON’T SAY
“I love him. I love him to death. It was a big-time signing when we were able to get him in free agency. We’re on the same page. We do pretty much everything together, from watching film to just going to each other’s houses – spending the extra time to get to know one another, so we’re able to kind of think the same and know what to expect out of one another. Building a relationship over here has really helped out, and it’s definitely a plus to have him on this team.” — Jackson on Karney, the Rams’ fullback who played at Kentwood High School