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    Seahawks DE Wistrom out at least six weeks

    KIRKLAND, Washington - The Seattle Seahawks will have to make their playoff push without defensive end Grant Wistrom.

    Coach Mike Holmegren announced Monday that Wistrom will miss up to six weeks with ligament damage in his left knee.

    Holmgren did indicate that Wistrom may be able to return for the playoffs.

    Wistrom was injured in the fourth quarter of Sunday's 27-23 victory at Minnesota. Earlier this season, Wistrom missed four games with a broken bone in his knee.

    The Seahawks (7-6) moved into first place in the NFC West with Sunday's win, one game ahead his former team - the St. Louis Rams.

    Wistrom spent his first six seasons with the Rams before signing a six-year, $33 million deal with the Seahawks. He has 3 1/2 sacks in nine games this season.

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    Re: Seahawks DE Wistrom out at least six weeks

    Too bad for Wistrom and too bad for the Seahawks. They paid a lot of money for those 3 1/2 sacks.


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      Re: Seahawks DE Wistrom out at least six weeks

      Seahawks | Wistrom OUT 6 Weeks - from
      Mon, 13 Dec 2004 15:24:52 -0800

      Seattle Seahawks DE Grant Wistrom (knee) is likely out for six weeks with a severe torn MCL. A best-case scenario is a return for the playoff


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      • RamWraith
        Was/Is Wistrom hurt???
        by RamWraith
        What do you make of this??

        Seahawks | Wistrom Not Practicing - from
        Wed, 16 Jun 2004 11:23:34 -0700

        Mike Sando, of the Tacoma News Tribune, reports Seattle Seahawks DE Grant Wistrom has not practiced in the team's final offseason minicamp workouts.
        -06-16-2004, 02:15 PM
      • RamWraith
        Wistrom looks to be out
        by RamWraith
        Seahawks | Wistrom Misses Practice, Not Expected to Play in Wild Card Game - from
        Tue, 4 Jan 2005 15:31:43 -0800

        Seattle Seahawks DE Grant Wistrom (knee) missed practice Tuesday, Jan. 4, and is not expected to play in the NFC Wild Card game versus the St. Louis Rams Saturday, Jan. 8. Wistrom is officially listed as doubtful this week.
        -01-05-2005, 05:15 AM
      • RamDez
        Grant Wistrom OUT
        by RamDez
        4 to 6 weeks with a broken knee .....................:upset:

        It happened to the Seahawks .......................

        But its Grant Wistrom ...................................:upset:
        -10-18-2004, 04:33 PM
      • ramavenger
        Wistrom hurt his back
        by ramavenger
        Posted: 01 Aug 2004 10:21 am

        Post subject: Wistrom placed on Hawks' physically unable to perform list


        Defensive end Wistrom placed on Hawks' physically unable to perform listl

        Mike Sando; The News Tribune

        A bad back kept Grant Wistrom off the field for the Seattle Seahawks' most recent minicamp. It now appears Wistrom will miss the start of training camp as well.

        The team's prized defensive end was among four players placed on the "physically unable to perform" list Saturday, indicating he failed a physical examination.
        -08-01-2004, 12:52 PM
      • RamDez
        Seahawks DE downplays matchup with former team
        by RamDez
        Seahawks DE downplays matchup with former team

        By TIM KORTE

        KIRKLAND, Wash. -- Grant Wistrom remembers the animosity on the field between NFC West rivals Seattle and St. Louis.

        Now, it's not so clear.

        Any free agent who switches teams within the same division knows what's coming twice a year: showdowns against former teammates and endless questions about how it's going to feel.

        That's the case this week for Wistrom, who spent his first six NFL seasons with the St. Louis Rams (2-2).

        "I think everybody is making a bigger deal about this than I am," said Wistrom, who ranks second on the Seahawks (3-0) with 2 1/2 sacks. "When the opening kickoff happens, you forget about all that stuff. It's just another football team."

        Oh, but there's a little extra invested for Wistrom this week.

        Not only is he facing his former teammates, but for the first time he'll line up against the potent Rams offense directed by his old coach, Mike Martz, a man he grew to know very well.

        Martz said Wistrom's departure had "a deep, deep emotional impact. He's like one of my family, like one of my kids."

        Wistrom's reasons for leaving were sound, Martz said. Wistrom received a $33 million contract that included a $14 million signing bonus, and Martz said he believes the star defender deserves that kind of money.

        "I don't look forward to playing him," Martz said. "I've watched him on tape and I think he's really playing very well."

        Wistrom went out of his way in recent years to stand up for Martz when he felt the coach was being unfairly maligned.

        "We were pretty tight," Wistrom said. "I really appreciate coach Martz. When he was catching a lot of heat, I always stood behind him. I told him that I believed in him as a coach, and I think he receives a lot of undue criticism."

        Another unusual experience for Wistrom will be matching up against five-time Pro Bowl tackle Orlando Pace. They routinely faced off in blocking drills, but Wistrom expects this to be different.

        "It's going to be a 60-minute battle," Wistrom said. "I practiced against him for six years, but Orlando's practice speed and his game speed are two different things. I'm going to have to work."

        There's one more twist.

        Wistrom was fined $5,000 by the NFL last season for flattening Seahawks quarterback Matt Hasselbeck during the Rams' 27-22 win in St. Louis. The next day, Hasselbeck called it "a great block."

        That's ancient history, though, because Hasselbeck understands Wistrom's full-throttle approach on the field. They're buddies now, and it's not unusual to see them trading good-natured barbs in the locker room.

        "He's just a good guy," Hasselbeck...
        -10-06-2004, 09:29 PM