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Concussed Tatupu practices, but status hazy vs. Bears

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.

Bears linebacker Pisa Tinoisamoa, who sat out practice Thursday with a sore knee, was not on the team's injury report on Friday. Chicago listed no injured players on its report.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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