Seattle Seahawks quarterback Matt Hasselbeck to practice Tuesday

matt-hasselbeckSEATTLE — Matt Hasselbeck will practice with the Seattle Seahawks for the first time since early December when the team begins a voluntary minicamp Tuesday.

A team spokesman confirmed that the three-time Pro Bowl quarterback will take part in a pre-draft camp for veterans.

Hasselbeck missed nine games last season with a bulging disk in his back.

In October, a specialist told the 33-year-old quarterback that if nothing else happened to his back he should be fine by February and would not need surgery.

Coach Jim Mora will be running his first practice since taking over for Mike Holmgren in January.