Pro Bowl OL Walter Jones back at Seahawks practice
KIRKLAND, Wash. (AP) - Despite a still-sore right shouleder, seven-time Pro Bowl offensive lineman Walter Jones returned to Seattle Seahawks practice today for the first time in five days.
The 33-year-old Jones spent the morning in the training room at the team's Kirkland headquarters before walking out to watch the final 15 minutes of practice.
Then Jones took part in a no-pads practice in the afternoon.
Seahawks coach Mike Holmgren insisted he wasn't worried about the star left tackle's health, asking reporters, "We are not going turn this into one of these 'Diary: Day Six. Day Seven. Day Eight,' are we?"
Jones told reporters his shoulder felt better.
Jones said he would be re-evaluated by trainers and that evaluation would determine whether he would take part in his first full-pads practice in almost a week tomorrow morning at University of Washington.
Jones is headed into his 11th NFL season, all with the Seahawks. He had surgery on his right shoulder after last season and had surgery on it about seven years ago.
Jones said he hurt his right shoulder "just banging" with fellow linemen in practice last week. He added that he would be able play this weekend if it was a regular season game.
But since Sunday is the exhibition opener at San Diego, he likely will watch ... though Holmgren wouldn't say so yet.