SAN FRANCISCO, CA - SEPTEMBER 11: A member of the Gold Rush, the San Francisco 49ers cheerleaders, cheers on her team during their season opener against the Seattle Seahawks at Candlestick Park on September 11, 2011 in San Francisco, California. All the cheerleaders were wearing special shirts honoring the 10 year anniversary of September 11, 2001. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)
Left guard Robert Gallery and middle linebacker David Hawthorne both practiced fully again today and are expected to play. Again, this likely means that rookie James Carpenter will move back to right tackle and Breno Giacomini will go back to the bench. (Update: Eric Williams confirms that Carpenter was again working with the ones at right tackle today and it appears the Seahawks are leaning towards starting him there this weekend.)
Sidney Rice was still limited in practice and his status for the weekend is up in the air. If I had to guess - based on nothing at all other than a hunch - he won't play on Sunday.
Key special teamers Michael Robinson, Byron Maxwell, Malcolm Smith, and Dexter Davis did not practice. This is concerning, considering the issues the Seahawks had on special teams last week. T Jarriel King did not participate either.
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Today has been pretty boring, actually. I just saw Lawyer Milloy say this on his Twitter account: "Just thinking the BIG road trips by my #Huskies & #Seahawks. I believe this is gonna be a #winning weekend for #Seattle!! #12s"
Which makes me wonder if he's still looking to play this year, and if he's had any offers. I haven't heard anything in the last few weeks about Milloy or Lofa Tatupu.
You guys see anything out there of interest?