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Shut Down Time - CB Joe Haden Returns to Practice

CB Joe Haden practiced on Friday. Yay!
CB Joe Haden practiced on Friday. Yay!

While this is by no means a guarantee, cornerback Joe Haden could be set to play this Sunday against the Seattle Seahawks. The second-year shutdown corner returned to practice Friday morning for the first time since spraining his knee against the Tennessee Titans back on October 2nd. I can't believe Haden hadn't participated in practice for about 19 days. Another cornerback, rookie Buster Skrine, was also back at practice. The defensive backs unit could be at full strength against the Seahawks.

In other injury-related news, running back Peyton Hillis still did not practice, but his status remains up-in-the-air. The same cannot be said for linebacker Scott Fujita, who has been ruled out for this week's game. Linebacker Kaluka Maiava will start in Fujita's place, although I have to wonder if we might see a little bit of Titus Brown in there too, even though he spent his time at middle linebacker during camp.