Seattle LB might need to evaluate foot each week

Updated: October 29, 2003, 9:03 PM ET

KIRKLAND, Wash. -- Chad Brown had a week off to rest his sore right foot. Now, he's eager to test it against his former team.

The Seattle Seahawks linebacker sat out Wednesday's practice, three days after missing a 27-24 loss at Cincinnati. He's listed as questionable for Sunday's game against Pittsburgh, but Brown thinks he can play.

"I'm doing fine. I banged it around a little bit the game before that," he said. "I'll be OK."

Brown has had some soreness recently in the foot, which required surgery midway through last season. He missed the entire second half of the season and wasn't back at full strength until late in training camp.

Seahawks coach Mike Holmgren said he expects Brown to get a full practice by Friday. Then he'll meet with coaches and trainers to evaluate the injury, a practice that could be repeated every week.

"Probably all season, it will come down to how he responds and how it feels on Sunday," Holmgren said.

Brown started his NFL career with the Steelers, playing four seasons from 1993-96. The 11-year veteran and three-time Pro Bowl standout started for Pittsburgh in Super Bowl XXX against Dallas.

With Brown sidelined last week against the Bengals, second-year linebacker D.D. Lewis shared the team lead with seven tackles.

"The good news is D.D. played well," Brown said. "The coaches just said this is an opportunity for me to rest."

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