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    KIRKLAND, Wash. - Seahawks quarterback Matt Hasselbeck did not practice Friday because of a leg injury and was downgraded to questionable for Sunday's game against Miami.

    Trent Dilfer took all the snaps with Seattle's No. 1 offense and will start if Hasselbeck cannot play.

    ``We'll still wait until Sunday to make the decision,'' coach Mike Holmgren said. ``But if he's not noticeably better, then Trent will play.''

    Hasselbeck has not missed a game since replacing Dilfer as the starter in November 2003. Dilfer has a 6-4 record as the Seahawks' starting quarterback since coming to Seattle in 2001.

    Hasselbeck got a charley horse on his first snap in last Sunday's loss to St. Louis when he banged into running back Shaun Alexander on a handoff. He stayed in the game, but has been bothered by the injury all week.

  • #2
    Re: Hasselbeck does not practice, questionable for Seattle-Miami game

    Miami owes us one. Beat Seattle and we'll call it even. :tough:


    • #3
      Re: Hasselbeck does not practice, questionable for Seattle-Miami game

      Guess they WON'T help us out


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        “Taking some reps in practice Friday tells me Hasselbeck will give it a go Sunday with a playoff spot on the line,” Sando writes. “If his condition worsens or he struggles, at least Whitehurst got ample work [in practice].”

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