Engram and Branch Could Play on Sunday Against Giants
RENTON, Wash. -- Seattle Seahawks coach Mike Holmgren expects receivers Deion Branch and Bobby Engram to make their season debuts when his 1-2 team visits the 3-0 New York Giants on Sunday.
But Holmgren said today that Branch must practice well this week to prove he can play and he doesn't expect Branch to last the entire Giants' game. Branch is considered about six weeks ahead of the nine-month rehabilitation time commonly cited for reconstructive knee surgery.
Engram set a Seahawks franchise record with 94 catches last season, but has been out for seven weeks with a broken right shoulder.
The Seahawks will also get back starting right offensive tackle Sean Locklear against the Giants. Locklear sprained his knee in an exhibition game Aug. 16.
Running back Maurice Morris is supposed to be back from a sprained knee this week, but he did not practice today.