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Holmgren seeks new role for Strong with Seahawks

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SEATTLE, Wash. - Seahawks coach Mike Holmgren says he'll be talking with Mack Strong about a way to keep the veteran involved with the team the rest of the season. Holmgren says Strong is popular with the other players who were glad to see him at practice Thursday with a whistle around his neck.

The fullback's 15-year playing career came to a sudden end after he suffered a neck injury in the loss at Pittsburgh.

With New Orleans coming to Seattle for a Sunday night game, Holmgren says younger players will have to step up to replace

Strong and receiver Deion Branch who is out with a sprained foot.

Holmgren told KIRO Radio he was disappointed with the offense in the loss to the Steelers and wants to get back on track against the Saints.