Friday in Hawkville

A recap of the day’s activities:


The pitcher, but also the catcher. Charlie Whitehurst put in his final full practice today in preparation for his first NFL start on Sunday against the New York Giants at Qwest Field. And he got to throw to leading receiver Mike Williams, who was back after sitting out Wednesday and Thursday to rest a bruise just above his knee.

“It’s a timing thing,” Williams said after practice. “I hadn’t practiced all week, so to get out there today just to get adjusted to the speed. Charlie’s throwing the ball a little different, it’s coming out fast with a lot more zip.

“It almost will knock you over.”

The amped-up Whitehurst is starting because Matt Hasselbeck has been ruled out due to the concussion he got while being sacked a career-high eight times in last week’s loss to the Raiders in Oakland.

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