RENTON – The Seattle Seahawks got their quarterback back … sort of.
On Friday, starting quarterback Matt Hasselbeck practiced for the first time since early October. He ran the scout team in 7-on-7 drills while Seneca Wallace worked with the No. 1 offense.
Hasselbeck won’t play in Sunday’s game against Miami _ Wallace is slated to start for the fourth week in a row _ but coach Mike Holmgren is hoping that he’ll be available for the Nov. 16 game against Arizona.
“If we don’t have any setbacks, they’ll clear him to play in the game,” Holmgren said after Friday’s practice.
Hasselbeck has missed four games due to a bulging disk in his back. Wallace has started the past three, while Charlie Frye was the starter in a loss to Green Bay.
Wide receiver Deion Branch and guard Floyd Womack also returned to practice. Holmgren said Womack will start Sunday, while Branch has a chance of playing against Miami.
Tight end Will Heller, who has missed four games with a knee injury, practiced as well.