Seahawks RB Lynch listed as questionable vs. Vikings
RENTON, Wash. -- Marshawn Lynch was listed as questionable on Friday for the Seattle Seahawks' wild-card game at Minnesota, although all indications are that Lynch will play.
Seattle coach Pete Carroll engaged in a bit of gamesmanship following the final practice of the week on Friday, saying that the team still needed to see how Lynch responded on Saturday before making a final decision on his status for the playoff game. Lynch was a full participant in practice all three days this week after not playing since Week 10 against Arizona.
"We've got to go to tomorrow and make sure he's OK after today," Carroll said. "We'll do that same old thing and see how he's taken to the week's work and all of that. He looked good during the week and did some really good stuff. We'll just use all of the time that we have available."
Lynch underwent abdominal surgery on Nov. 25 and only rejoined the team this week after spending most of his recovery in the Bay Area working out with personal trainers. Carroll had indicated on KIRO-FM radio early Friday that Lynch was going to play but hedged later in the day.
"I have not said yet that he's playing. I know that's been out there. We don't know for sure until we finish the week. He's looked really good," he said.
Seattle will be without tight end Luke Willson after he had a setback in his recovery from a concussion suffered in Seattle's Week 16 loss to St. Louis. Willson was a limited participant in practice Wednesday before sitting out the past two days.
"He just didn't quite get through it," Carroll said. "He did some of the work and practiced with us and just didn't quite recover. We're going to take care of him."
Everyone else for Seattle was listed as probable including starting strong safety Kam Chancellor, guard J.R. Sweezy and left tackle Russell Okung after all three missed the regular-season finale.