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Seattle's Tatupu ok'd for season opener

RENTON, Wash. - The Seahawks finally have good injury news. Wednesday the team reported that Pro Bowl linebacker Lofa Tatupu will be okay for the season opener.

Coach Mike Holmgren says Seattle's leader on defense, who has a bone bruise in his right knee, will be fine for the September 7th opener at Buffalo.

Tatupu, Pro Bowl quarterback Matt Hasselbeck, No. 3 quarterback Charlie Frye and starting right tackle Sean Locklear, all missed practice Wednesday.

All except Frye will miss Friday's preseason finale against Oakland. Frye may be available but backup quarterback Seneca Wallace will start and No. 4 quarterback Dalton Bell will also play.

Seattle brought back free agent long snapper Jeff Robinson. He replaces Tim Lindsey on the roster and has the job thought to be rookie draft pick Tyler Schmitt's. Schmitt is on injured reserve with a back injury.

(The Associated Press contributed to this story.)