Lynch was ruled out of the game on Sunday after initially being listed as questionable to play against the Lions, but Seahawks coach Pete Carroll said that Lynch still went through a pregame workout on Monday night. Carroll said that workout went well and left the team hopeful they’ll have Lynch back for their game against the 4-0 Bengals.
“He wasn’t quite right,” Carroll said, via the team’s website. “His best day was today. He ran pretty well in pregame, but they did not think he could sustain through the game and come out healthy again the next week. So we’re hoping that by using patience here, that he’ll be ready to go this next week.”
If Lynch can’t play, the Seahawks may need to make a roster move before facing Cincinnati. Fred Jackson sprained his ankle during Monday’s 13-10 win, leaving Thomas Rawls as the only healthy running back on the active roster. Seattle has Rod Smith on the practice squad if they do need to bolster the group this week.
Seattle announced the changes in status following the team's walkthrough practice on Sunday. Lynch and Mebane had both been listed as questionable after Saturday's final practice.
Lynch injured his hamstring late in the first half of Seattle's 26-0 win over Chicago last Sunday. Lynch was hurt catching a fourth-down pass just before halftime.
Seattle coach Pete Carroll said Lynch had an MRI on the injury earlier this week and the scan showed some ''findings'' but did not elaborate. It will be just the second game Lynch has missed since joining the Seahawks in 2010 and the first since the 2011 season.
Officially, Marshawn Lynch is questionable for Monday night’s game against the Lions with a hamstring injury. Unofficially, he’s 40-60 to play. As a practical matter, Lynch’s availability will be determined not long before kickoff.
“We won’t know all the way until game time,” coach Pete Carroll told reporters on Saturday.
Lynch hasn’t practiced this week, but Carroll seemed to suggest that this wouldn’t keep Lynch from playing.
“We would go with him if he can make it, if he can pop out of it, then we would go with him,” Carroll said. “Just based on that he’s had other weeks when he wasn’t able to practice and played very well. But we’ll have to wait and see.”
A different ESPN article said Carroll indicated Saturday that the MRI on Lynch's hamstring did not come back completely clean and reiterated that the running back will be a game-time decision. Carroll also suggested that Lynch had been dealing with a different hamstring injury prior to the Week 3 game against the Chicago Bears.
"He had [an MRI] last week, and nothing showed up," Carroll said. "And then after the game, he aggravated his hamstring in a different area than anything that he had felt the week before. It happened on that play where he caught the ball on fourth down and he got a little something. So we checked it out, and there were some findings. So he's working hard on trying to get it back."
Lynch is risky to say the least. Lynch and Thomas Rawls owners are probably the best off heading into this Monday night matchup. But even last week Lynch suited up only to leave the game by halftime. We could be heading down a similar road here.
DeAndre Levy LB (hip); Corey Robinson T (ankle).
Ezekiel Ansah DE (groin); Larry Warford G; Josh Wilson CB (leg).
Jason Jones DE (knee).
Tharold Simon CB (toe); Steven Terrell S (hip).
Demarcus Dobbs DE (shoulder); Marshawn Lynch RB (hamstring); Brandon Mebane DT (groin); Kevin Peirre-Louis LB (hamstring).
Michael Morgan LB (hamstring); Bobby Wagner LB (ankle); Luke Willson TE (back); Kenneth Wright LB (hip).
Despite the questionable tag for Lynch, other media outlets say he's only got a 40-60 chance at playing. Thomas Rawls and Fred Jackson would likely share a workload if Lynch is unable to go. For the Lions, Bell is out so Ameer Abdullah should see an increase in touches but it's a bad road matchup against the Seahawks. Theo Riddick and Zach Zenner should get bumps in snaps too with Zenner being a change of pace option.
Friday, October 2, 2015, 6:45pm
Seahawks RB Marshawn Lynch (hamstring) missed practice Thursday. According to Adam Schefter, Lynch is “50-50” to play on Monday night. Don’t forget, prior to injuring his hamstring, Lynch was also dealing with a bad calf and had a tough time warming up on Sunday due to a stiff back. If he can’t go, Thomas Rawls would get most of the touches as his direct replacement. Rawls carried the ball 16 times for 104 yards against the Bears in Week 3.
Already dealing with a sore back and neck, and a calf injury that limited him in practice last week, Marshawn Lynch suffered a hamstring injury that caused him to miss the second half of Sunday's victory. The hamstring problem capped a strange day for Lynch, who struggled getting himself ready for the game to begin with and didn't come out of the locker room until midway through the first half.
Seattle coach Pete Carroll said Lynch underwent an MRI last week on his sore calf, but was scheduled to have another MRI on Monday after the hamstring problem popped up during Sunday's game. Lynch felt his hamstring after catching a 9-yard pass to convert a fourth-and-1 on the final drive of the first half. He did not play the rest of the game.
Carroll said the extra day this week, with Seattle not playing until next Monday night against Detroit, could be beneficial in Lynch's recovery. If Lynch can't play against Detroit, it would be just the second game he's missed since joining the Seahawks early in the 2010 season. Lynch missed a 2011 game at Cleveland when his back stiffened up just before kickoff. While he may not have started every game in his Seattle tenure, Lynch has played in every other one.
Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch got a late start to Sunday’s game and he made an early exit after hurting his hamstring, but coach Pete Carroll doesn’t sound terribly concerned about Lynch’s status for the future.
Lynch was listed as questionable for the game against the Bears because of a calf issue and coach Pete Carroll said he made a delayed entry to the game because he was “still going through the process of getting comfortable and getting ready to go” at the outset. Lynch eventually appeared with three minutes to go in the first quarter and ran the ball five times before exiting for good because of his hamstring.
“We’ve checked it all out, and there is nothing to be alarmed by, so we’ll just have to wait and see,” Carroll said, via the Seattle Times. “He tried to get out there and did a little bit of running and all but couldn’t answer it in the second half.”
Lynch owners are probably tired of this already. Thomas Rawls ran for 104 yards on 16 carries in the 26-0 win to ease any pain that might have been caused by Lynch’s early departure from the proceedings. Lynch, who hasn’t missed a game since 2011, will get an extra day to rest before the Seahawks host the Lions on Monday night in Week 4. Lynch owners may want to try and add Rawls as a backup plan.
Seahwaks RB Marshawn Lynch ruled out for the remainder of the game with a hamstring injury.
Lynch was questionable for Week 3 with a calf injury and actually needed extra time to warm up, getting in the game late and missing Seattle's first offensive series. The broadcast crew also mentioned he was possibly trying to get his back loose too. He didn't make it back on the field after a hamstring issue and wasn't really needed as this contest wasn't much in doubt for Seattle. Thomas Rawls had a big day filling in collecting 16 carries for 104 yards and a TD. Fred Jackson only had two carries. If Lynch can't go in Week 4, Rawls is going to be a popular waiver wire add.
Friday, September 25, 2015, 7:02pm
Seahawks RB Marshawn Lynch (calf, questionable) returned to limited practice reps Thursday after missing Wednesday practice and is questionable for Week 3. We expect Lynch to play, but his workload may be limited if he’s sore or if the Seahawks jump out to a lead, as expected. Fred Jackson should see extra snaps and Thomas Rawls will be in the mix as well.
Thursday, September 24, 2015, 6:16pm
Friday, September 18, 2015, 6:37pm
Seahawks RB Marshawn Lynch (not injury related, probable) returned to full practice reps Thursday after missing Wednesday and is probable for Week 2. No worries here. Matt Forte ran roughshod over the Packers’ rush defense last week, so Lynch is looking like a good start.
Thursday, September 17, 2015, 6:09pm
Friday, September 11, 2015, 6:21pm
Seahawks RB Marshawn Lynch (not injury related) was removed from the injury report Thursday after taking limited practice reps Wednesday. This is typical for Lynch. He has a tough matchup, but should see a full complement of snaps.
Thursday, September 10, 2015, 6:19pm
Seahawks RB Marshawn Lynch (not injury related) took limited practice reps Wednesday. Lynch typically gets time off in the middle of the week.
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