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The Swartz Report From VMAC – September 13, 2013

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Pro Football Hall of Famers Walter Jones and Cortez Kennedy greet current Seahawks players after Friday's practice in Renton.  photo by Bill Swartz 1090TheFan

Pro Football Hall of Famers Walter Jones and Cortez Kennedy greet current Seahawks players after Friday’s practice in Renton. photo by Bill Swartz 1090TheFan

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There was plenty of star power at the Seahawks Friday afternoon practice including Hall of Famers Cortez Kennedy and Walter Jones.  Some believe the Seattle football legends might be raising the 12th man flag prior to Sunday night’s game against the 49ers.

NBC television crew Al Michaels, Cris Collingsworth, and Michele Tafoya were also on hand at the VMAC to observe Seattle’s personnel and conduct pre-game interviews.  KING 5 in Seattle carries the big game at 5:30 Sunday evening.

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It appears unlikely the Seahawks will have starting right cornerback Brandon Browner for a second straight game.   Coach Pete Carroll said while Browner has been doing some running, his hamstring is still not 100 percent, and it will probably be a game time decision.   Walter Thurmond III and Byron Maxwell did a nice job in Browner’s place last weekend at Carolina.

The good injury news comes for Seattle’s defensive line.  Carroll said Cliff Avril did all the work at full speed this week and will play against San Francisco.  Avril was a huge free agent signing from Detroit and was expected to bolster the Hawks pass rush in the absence of  Bruce Irvin and Chris Clemons early in the season.

Interior lineman Brandon Mebane and Tony McDaniel were both nursing minor groin injuries during the week.  Carroll says they are both full go for the game.  Ruled out are defensive tackle Jordan Hill ( strained bicep), safety Jeron Johnson( hamstring).

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Carroll says it’s imperative the Seahawks run the football much better than they did at Carolina when Marshawn Lynch mustered just 44 yards on 17 carries.  The coach said the physical run game and tough defense is Seattle’s identity.

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Fans should plan on some wet-weather gear with possible thundershowers coming into the Seattle area Sunday night.

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Bill Swartz, 1090TheFan

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