RENTON, Wash. (AP) - The 2-6 Seattle Seahawks won't have starting quarterback Matt Hasselbeck for the fifth straight game Sunday at Miami. Coach Mike Holmgren said yesterday that the 33-year-old Hasselbeck has finally passed the strength tests doctors prescribed for his hyperextended right knee, but needs to get back into playing shape this week. His knee was being weakened by a bulging disk in his back. So Hasselbeck is scheduled to return for the Seahawks at Qwest Field on Nov. 16 against Arizona. Holmgren says surgery on the left shoulder of defensive end Patrick Kerney showed no major structural damage. The team is expecting their leading pass rusher to play again this season, though Holmgren does not yet know when.
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