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Wilson to be Named NFC Defensive Player of the Week, 5 Players Miss Practice

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Seahawks CB Wilson to be named NFC Defensive Player of the Week
      
RENTON, Wash. (AP) - The Seattle Seahawks report cornerback Josh
Wilson will be named NFC Defensive Player of the Week by the NFL
today for his two-interception game against the New York Jets
Sunday.

It's his first Player of the Week in his career and the first
this season for the Seahawks.

Wilson also had his first career sack and five tackles in the
Seahawks' 13-3 victory over the Jets. He's a second-round draft
choice of the Seahawks from University of Maryland in 2007.

Wilson has 75 tackles and a team-high four interceptions this
season. He leads the NFL with 64 returns, 1,601 yards and eight
returns of 40-plus yards this season.

The 4-11 Seahawks end their season next Sunday against the
Arizona Cardinals at Glendale, Ariz. It will be the final game of
Mike Holmgren's 10-year Seahawks' coaching career.
      
5 players miss Seahawks practice
      
RENTON, Wash. (AP) - Five players sat out when the Seattle
Seahawks held a rare Tuesday practice yesterday at their Renton
headquarters.

Missing were quarterback Matt Hasselbeck (back), linebackers
Leroy Hill (stringer) and D.D. Lewis (shin), defensive end Brandon
Miller (hand) and wide receiver Koren Robinson, who sits out the
first practice every week to rest a chronic knee problem.

Seneca Wallace replaced Hasselbeck, while Will Herring stepped
in for Hill and Lewis.

The players practiced yesterday because coach Mike Holmgren is
giving them Christmas Day off.

(Copyright 2008 by The Associated Press.  All Rights Reserved.)

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