Okung has played only sparingly this season because of injuries.
Hasselbeck didn't take snaps from center Wednesday and even needed J.P. Losman to help him tie his cleats to get out to practice. But Hasselbeck was back taking snaps Friday and is ready to play.
"He had a great week. He really did it just right," Carroll said. "He's strong. Even when you go back to the week that he missed, that helped him physically. And you can see it. He was throwing the heck out of the football today. A few more limited throws during the week seems to be just adding to his juice as we get to the end of the week."
"It's not defense -- it's not like you're just chasing the ball," Hasselbeck said. "It's all about communication; it's all about all those things. So that is a challenge, and we try not to talk about it or whatever, but what's real is real. I think that's one of the things that makes me feel excited that, 'Hey, we're just going to get better as we go.' Because we have settled in on a group and we should just improve now. That can't be an excuse."
Carroll was more optimistic that Stokley could play Sunday, but the coach called the receiver's status a game-time decision.
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