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Hasselbeck Slowly Progressing, Kerney Out

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RENTON, Wash. (AP) - Seattle Seahawks coach Mike Holmgren says
defensive end Patrick Kerney is having surgery this week in Alabama
on a previously repaired left shoulder.
Holmgren said yesterday that the club's top pass rusher could
miss either a couple of weeks or the rest of this season, depending
on what the surgeon finds.
Starting quarterback Matt Hasselbeck may return to practice this
week for the first time in more than a month, in a limited role.
Holmgren says yesterday that doesn't mean the 33-year-old
Hasselbeck will play Sunday at Miami.
Holmgren says the bulging disk in Hasselbeck's back is getting
better and his right knee is getting stronger. But Holmgren says
backup Seneca Wallace is still the team's starting quarterback.
The 2-6 Seahawks have been installed by the oddsmakers as
nine-point underdogs against the 4-4 Dolphins. They were beaten
26-7 by the Philadelphia Eagles during the weekend at Qwest Field.

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