Former Montana State quarterback Travis Lulay was signed to the Seattle Seahawks practice squad this week as the team prepared to take on the Green Bay Packers.
Starting quarterback Matt Hasselbeck has a knee injury and backup Seneca Wallace a sore calf, leaving third-stringer Charlie Frye to take most of the snaps. Frye is expected to start for the Seahawks today.
Lulay, who lives in Bozeman, said he received a call from the Seahawks on Wednesday night and was on a plane Thursday morning.
“It was a spur-of-the-moment deal,” Lulay said.
Lulay, 25, served as the scout team quarterback, meaning he ran plays Seattle is expected to see from the Packers.
“I was basically (Packers quarterback) Aaron Rodgers this week for the defense,” Lulay said.
Lulay is not on the Seahawks’ 53-man roster.
“It could be a short-term deal, but any time you have an opportunity to show your skills and your personality, it’s a good opportunity. Either way it’s good for me to be here,” he said. “You just can’t read too much into it, but I’m excited.”
Lulay holds Montana State’s career passing record with 10,746 yards from 2002-2005. He also holds MSU’s record for career total offense with 12,205 yards.
Hernia sidelines Newman
Dallas Cowboys cornerback Terence Newman will be out at least another month after surgery for a sports hernia.
That means Adam “Pacman” Jones will remain in the starting lineup – at least for today’s game against Arizona.
Newman missed the preseason and the season opener because of a groin injury. He played in three games before getting hurt again in practice last week.
He had surgery Friday in North Carolina and the earliest he is likely to return is mid-November.
Gonzalez on the block
Tony Gonzalez, the most productive tight end in NFL history, will be traded to a contender if the Kansas City Chiefs get the right price.
Three people familiar with the situation told the Associated Press on condition of anonymity that the nine-time Pro Bowl player could be dealt before the Tuesday trade deadline.