Marshawn Lynch among Seahawks not expected to play

Posted Aug 7, 2014

Marshawn Lynch, the Seahawks’ leading rusher, is among 16 players who are not expected to play in Thursday night’s preseason opener against the Broncos in Denver.

DENVER – Marshawn Lynch, the Seahawks’ leading rusher the past four seasons, is among those not expected to play in the team’s preseason opener against the Denver Broncos on Thursday night.

That is not a surprise, as Lynch was late reporting to training camp and was limited in practice this week.

Teams do not have to submit inactive lists for preseason games, but the club has listed 15 other players as “not expected play”:

WR David Gilreath
SS Kam Chancellor
DB Akeem Auguste
DB Eric Pinkins
LB Mike Taylor
LB Bruce Irvin
LB Malcolm Smith
LB Bobby Wagner
LB Kevin Pierre-Louis
LB Korey Toomer
C Max Unger
OT Russell Okung
OG James Carpenter
WR Kevin Norwood
DT Jordan Hill

Robert Turbin will start for Lynch. With Okung, Carpenter and Unger likely out, tackle Alvin Bailey, guard Caylin Hauptmann and center Lemuel Jeanpierre will comprise the left side of the starting offensive line. Rookie free agent Brock Coyle will start at middle linebacker for Wagner, while Mike Morgan will be at strong-side linebacker for Bruce Irvin. Jeron Johnson will be the starting strong safety for Chancellor.