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September 12, 2008
Heitmann to play Sunday; Strickland questionable

Center Eric Heitmann, who sprained his shoulder in the first quarter of Sunday's loss to Arizona, is back at practice today and will be listed as probable for Sunday's game. Heitmann has missed the last two days of practice. As was the case during the game, Tony Wragge has filled in at center and David baas has taken Wragge's place at right guard.

Donald Strickland (knee) is not practicing and is questionable for the game. His injury might be a bigger deal if the Seahawks didn't have so many missing receivers. Their top three wideouts -- Bobby Engram, Deion Branch and Nate Burleson -- won't play in the game. In fact, there's a solid chance that quarterback Seneca Wallace will make the switch to receiver and start for the Seahawks. The former Rancho Cordova High star hasn't been a full-time receiver since his days at Sacramento City College ...


-- Matt Barrows



MATTHEW BARROWS

Matt was born in Blacksburg, Va., and attended the University of Virginia. He graduated in 1995, went to Northwestern for a journalism degree a year later, and got his first job at a South Carolina daily in 1997. He joined The Bee as a Metro reporter in 1999 and started covering the 49ers in 2003. His favorite player of all time is Darrell Green.

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