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Friday Practice Report: Seahawks Running Back Marshawn Lynch Questionable, But Expected To Play vs San Francisco 49ers

Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll updates the injury status of the club ahead of this week's game against the San Francisco 49ers at Seattle's CenturyLink Field.

Marshawn Lynch (abdomen) is listed as questionable for this week's game against the San Francisco 49ers, but in a Friday morning interview with KIRO Radio 97.3 FM, Seattle head coach Pete Carroll said Lynch "feels like he can play," and after Friday's practice added that he expects the Seahawks running back to be ready, noting Lynch's questionable status comes with a "positive bend."

"We were treating him all day today again," Carroll said of Lynch, who did not participate in practice for the third straight day. "Really trying to treat him and make sure that he's right."

Wide receiver Paul Richardson (hamstring), who saw his first game action this past Sunday since coming off the team's physically unable to perform list, got hurt hauling in a 40-yard catch from quarterback Russell Wilson, an injury that will keep him out against the 49ers.

"He's not going to make it back," Carroll said. "He's got a hamstring that we're going to have to wait. We'll see if we can get him next week."

The Seahawks will wait a bit longer to determine the status of cornerback Jeremy Lane, who returned to practice recently after starting the season on PUP with arm and knee injuries suffered in Super Bowl XLIX. Lane isn't listed on this week's practice report because a roster move hasn't been made yet to add him to the 53-man active roster, something that would have to happen before Sunday if Lane is to see play time against the 49ers.

"We'll take him all the way through the week," Carroll said. "We're evaluating the rigor of the week and is he going to be at his best for gameday. We're going to wait a little bit longer to figure that out."


Outside of Lynch, Richardson, Lane, and linebacker Bruce Irvin (knee), who was ruled out earlier this week, the Seahawks look to be fairly healthy despite seven other players being listed on this week's report. Cornerback Cary Williams (hip), wide receiver Doug Baldwin (toe), defensive tackle Demarcus Dobbs (shoulder), defensive end Cliff Avril (ankle), and linebacker K.J. Wright (knee) are all probable to play after being held out or limited at practice earlier in the week.

For the 49ers, starting running back Carlos Hyde (foot), whose last game came against the Seahawks last month, has been ruled out for Sunday's game. Wide receiver Anquan Boldin (hamstring), who also hasn't played since the team's Week 7 game against Seattle, is listed as questionable and looks to be the Niners' only unsettled injury situation heading into Week 11 with every other player probable to play.

Here's the gameday status designations for the Seahawks and 49ers, along with each player's participation level in Friday's practices:

Seattle Seahawks


LB Bruce Irvin (Knee, Did Not Participate)

WR Paul Richardson (Hamstring, Did Not Participate)


RB Marshawn Lynch (Abdomen, Did Not Participate)


T Russell Okung (Toe/Ankle, Full Participation)

TE Luke Willson (Toe, Full Participation)

DE Cliff Avril (Ankle, Full Participation)

WR Doug Baldwin (Toe, Full Participation)

LB K.J. Wright (Knee, Full Participation)

DT Demarcus Dobbs (Shoulder, Full Participation)

CB Cary Williams (Hip, Full Participation)

DE Michael Bennett (Not Injury Related, Did Not Participate)

San Francisco 49ers


RB Carlos Hyde (Foot, Did Not Participate)


WR Anquan Boldin (Hamstring, Limited Participation)


CB Tramaine Brock (Shin, Full Participation)

LB Ahmad Brooks (Shoulder, Full Participation)

QB Colin Kaepernick (L Shoulder, Full Participation)

CB Keith Reaser (Ankle, Full Participation)

S Eric Reid (Chest, Full Participation)

LB NaVorro Bowman (Shoulder, Full Participation)

CB Kenneth Acker (Concussion/Chest, Full Participation)

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