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QB Hasselbeck Out, Wallace To Start For Seahawks

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RENTON, Wash. (AP) - Seattle Seahawks starting quarterback Matt
Hasselbeck will miss his fourth consecutive game because his
hyperextended right knee is still weak.
So coach Mike Holmgren announced yesterday that backup Seneca
Wallace will make his third straight start on Sunday when the 2-5
Seahawks face the 4-3 Philadelphia Eagles at Qwest Field.
This week, Dr. Robert Watkins, a noted back surgeon in Los
Angeles, said a bulging disk in the 33-year-old Hasselbeck's back
is still affecting a nerve and weakening his knee.
Wallace led the Seahawks to their first victory in five weeks at
San Francisco last weekend after passing for just 73 yards in his
first start since 2006 the previous week against Tampa Bay.

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