Friday, September 25, 2009
Playing it safe with Hasselbeck
Posted by ESPN.com's Mike Sando
Holding out quarterback Matt Hasselbeck in Week 3 is the right call for the Seahawks.
This isn't a playoff game when the Bears visit Qwest Field on Sunday.
Seattle has injury-related question marks on its offensive line. The team could use a mobile quarterback, not a wounded one. Starting Seneca Wallace makes the most sense. Hasselbeck's official status Friday -- doubtful -- makes starting Wallace the smart choice.
Sean Locklear will not play and fellow tackle Walter Jones is questionable.
A look at the rest of the injury report for Seattle: Locklear, Leroy Hill and Josh Wilson are out; Hasselbeck, Lofa Tatupu and Justin Griffith are doubtful; Jones, Brandon Mebane and Ken Lucas are questionable; Deion Branch, T.J. Houshmandzadeh, Travis Fisher and Chris Spencer are probable.