Seahawks' OT Jones might be finished

Posted by ESPN.com's Mike Sando

Jones The Seahawks placed left tackle Walter Jones on injured reserve Tuesday, ending his season and possibly his career.

Jones was arguably the best player in Seahawks history. He's an easy choice for the Hall of Fame when eligible. The Seahawks waited and waited for him to come back, but Jones' surgically repaired knee never responded well enough for him to get back on the field.

A kidney condition prevents Jones from taking anti-inflammatory medication. That could be shortening his career.

The Seahawks will probably be without Jones' backup, Sean Locklear, when they face DeMarcus Ware and the Cowboys in Week 8. Damion McIntosh is the likely starter at left tackle.

The thought that Jones might return provided a measure of hope for Seattle early in the season. The reality now is that another symbol of the team's finest era could be finished.

Seattle was carrying 10 offensive linemen on its 53-man roster. That became less practical with cornerback Marcus Trufant about to return from the physically unable to perform list.