Lofa Tatupu still not cleared to play

Updated: January 14, 2011, 8:20 PM ET
Associated Press

RENTON, Wash. -- Seattle linebacker Lofa Tatupu went through a practice without helmets or pads, but has still not been cleared to play Sunday against Chicago in the NFC divisional playoffs.

Tatupu practiced on Friday as the Seahawks held a light walkthrough before flying to Chicago. Coach Pete Carroll said because the practice didn't involve pads or helmets, Tatupu could participate.

Tatupu suffered a concussion in the fourth quarter of last Saturday's 41-36 upset of New Orleans on a hard collision with the Saints' Julius Jones. Tatupu still must be cleared through the league-mandated concussion testing to play against the Bears.

Carroll says the "signs are really good" he'll be able to play against Chicago.


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