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Report: Matt Hasselbeck To Play Three Quarters Against Vikings

Seahawks quarterback Matt Hasselbeck will play three quarters in Seattle’s preseason game against the Minnesota Vikings Saturday. Playing behind a makeshift line formed after various injuries, Hasselbeck is preparing to ramp up his playing time as the Hawks inch closer to the regular season.

Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll isn’t worried about about the health of his line heading into the third preseason game, saying he’s prepared to play his starters into the second half.

“Matt Hasselbeck is going to play into the second half, so that’s what the plan is,” Pete Carroll said after Thursday’s practice. “I’m not sure, other than that, that’s what we have to do this week. Everybody is getting ready to play three quarters of football as far as our starters, well see what happens.”

Keeping Hasselbeck healthy is paramount to the Seahawks success this weekend. While the line injuries are concerning, the backups need to step up and keep the Hawks quarterback upright and injury-free to finish out the preseason.

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