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Seahawks Make Changes, Made 10 1/2 Point Underdogs

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Seahawks are made 10 1/2-point underdogs
      RENTON, Wash. (AP) - The oddsmakers are saying the struggling
Seattle Seahawks will have a 1-5 record and a three-game losing
streak after their Sunday night game.
      They've made the 4-2 Buccaneers 10 1/2-point favorites to beat
the 1-4 Seahawks at Tampa Bay.
      The four-time defending NFC West champion Seahawks won't have
starting quarterback Matt Hasselbeck for the second straight week.
That's because a bulging disk in his back is causing problems with
his knee.
      If backup Seneca Wallace can practice this week after missing
last week with a calf injury, he will start. If not, No. 3
quarterback Charlie Frye will make his second consecutive start.
      The Seahawks lost 27-17 to Green Bay last week at Qwest Field.

Seahawks sign RB Forsett, release WR Bumpus
      RENTON, Wash. (AP) - The Seattle Seahawks yesterday signed
rookie running back Justin Forsett from the practice squad and
released wide receiver Michael Bumpus.
      Forsett was reacquired by the Seahawks last week after he was
released by Indianapolis. He played well during the exhibition
season, but didn't make the Seahawks' final 53-man roster. He was
picked up by the Colts and played in three games before his
      Bumpus was the Seahawks fifth receiver and had five catches for
48 yards and a touchdown in four games this season. The Seahawks
expect to have receiver Deion Branch available Sunday night at
Tampa Bay after he missed last week's loss to Green Bay with a
bruised heel.

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