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Alexander, Hasselbeck May Return This Week

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KIRKLAND, Wash. (AP) _ Seattle Seahawks coach Mike Holmgren said both of his injured offensive stars, running back Shaun Alexander and quarterback Matt Hasselbeck, may play on Sunday at San Francisco.

Holmgren says their status for the game depends on how they come through in practice this week.

Holmgren reported that doctors have cleared Alexander to practice on Wednesday for the first time in eight weeks, although a broken bone in his left foot may not be fully healed. Alexander has missed six games.  If Alexander comes through practices this week as pain free as he's been for the last three weeks, he will be able to play against the 49ers.

Holmgren says Hasselbeck will likely practice on Friday to see if he can also return from a sprained knee ligament against the 49ers. Hasselbeck has missed the last three games.