The Seahawks received a pile of good news this week on the injury front. They came out training camp and preseason with just 2 players on the injury report, and one of them is the backup QB and unlikely to play.
Aug 18, 2012; Denver, CO, USA; Seattle Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch (24) is pursued by Denver Broncos linebacker Joe Mays (51) in the first quarter at Sports Authority Field. Mandatory Credit: Byron Hetzler-US PRESSWIRE
Marshawn Lynch (Back) appears to be ready to go for this week’s game. He is listed as questionable, but he s practicing and should be ready to play on Sunday. This back ailment isn’t new. Lynch has had occasional back issues in the past, and it was a known problem when the Seahawks traded for Lynch 2 seasons ago, and it was the reason why Lynch missed the game against Cleveland last year.
The only player who would normally see a lot of playing time that definitely out for the week is Golden Tate (knee). Tate sprained his knee in the preseason finale, and hasn’t practiced all week.
Also listed as “out” this week and wont play are Greg Scruggs (hamstring) and James Carpenter (knee). Carpenter shouldn’t be a surprise on this report. He is still recovering from a major knee injury from last season, and didn’t practice or play at all during training camp. While he’s close to being able to play, he’s not ready yet.
Reserve CB Byron Maxwell also didn’t practice all week and is listed as doubtful. I don’t expect him to be active for this weeks game, but he’s not listed as “out” so you never know.