Lynch was able to rush for 140 yards and four TD’s when the Seahawks faced the Giants, and a week after that, the player could not hold practice until Friday due to injuries to the rib and calf.
”He’s just banged up,” said coach Pete Carroll. ”In years past we’ve always given him a lot of consideration to get him right and he’s worked hard to make sure he stays abreast of what he can do, and he practiced well today.”.
Starting TE Luke Willson and nickel CB Jeremy Lane have also been put as questionable for the Seahawks.
Last week, Willson’s ankle was sprained in the game with the Giants, but Carroll was surprised about how fast the player recovered. On Thursday, the player held limited practice, and on Friday he was able to fully participate. Now the coach said that the player is expected to hit the field.
On Friday, Lane had a sore groin and was limited. The game against New York last week was the first one that Lane played in since September, when he went to the IR list of players designated to return after suffering the same kind of injury. The player is expected to be a decision for game time.
”He did a nice job today in practice, so that’s a good sign,” said the coach.
Marcus Burley, Lane’s backup, is a doubt for the game due to a strain to a hamstring. In the case that Lane isn’t able to feature, the Seahawks’ secondary must make some changes.
LB Brock Coyle (buttocks) and LG James Carpenter (ankle) are also listed as questionable. There seems to be a high possibility that Alvin Bailey will start for the second time in a row in Carpenter’s place. As Coyle is currently injured, the Seahawks are set to move K.J. Wright back to the middle LB position, as Kevin Pierre-Louis and Malcolm Smith are set to rotate inside and at the weak side LB position. Smith will be again in the lineup after the player was unable to play the last two meetings due to a strain to the groin.
Kam Chancellor, safety, will also be back in action after he wasn’t able to hit the field in his last couple of meetings due to a problem with his groin, and bookmaking services learned that time out of the game let his hip and ankle injuries heal more.