Seahawks vs. 49ers: Inactive players and injury analysis


The Seattle Seahawks take the field at home today against the San Francisco 49ers in a must win game. Any losses at this point will make it extremely difficult for the Seahawks to get into the playoffs. A loss to a bad San Francisco team would be absolutely killer.

Both teams have released their list of inactive players for this game. Each team must declare seven players as inactive every week.

Seahawks Inactives

The big news this week for Seattle is that RB Marshawn Lynch is out with an Abdominal injury. He was listed as Questionable this week, but was expected to play. Thomas Rawls will get the start and he bulk of the playing time.

After returning for just part of one game, Paul Richardson is out again. He injured his hamstring in the second quarter last week. It was his first action of the season after returning to the field following his ACL injury last season.

Richardson is expected back again soon. His injury is similar to the one suffered by Fred Jackson earlier in the season. Jackson didn’t miss any time.

It is also interesting that Drew Nowak is a healthy inactive again. He was the starter at center for much of the season. He’s been replaced by Patrick Lewis in the starting lineup, and Lemuel Jeanpierre has taken over the job as the primary backup.

Glowinski and Sokoli are inactive again. The two have each had games on the active roster, but haven’t appeared in a game yet.

San Francisco Inactives

The big name this week is a name that isn’t on this list. Quarterback Colin Kaepernick revealed this week that he had been playing injured for most of the season, and ended up on IR this week. That means that Blaine Gabbert is the starter for the rest of the season.

The 49ers will also be without their top RB. Carlos Hyde is inactive. Shaun Draughn will carry the load for the San Francisco running game.