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Friday Practice Report: Seahawks Wide Receiver Paul Richardson Ruled Out vs Pittsburgh Steelers

Seattle head coach Pete Carroll updates the gameday status of Seahawks players ahead of Sunday's game against the Pittsburgh Steelers.


Paul Richardson has been ruled out for the Seahawks' Week 12 game against the Pittsburgh Steelers and has a chance to return next week, according to Seattle head coach Pete Carroll.

The wide receiver hasn't practiced since suffering a hamstring injury in the team's Week 10 game against the Arizona Cardinals and Carroll said Richardson would be a gameday decision "at best" along with linebacker Bruce Irvin (knee), who's listed as doubtful to play against Pittsburgh after spraining his MCL against Arizona.

"Bruce did some work yesterday," Carroll said. "It's going to be a tough one to get him out there. We'd love to get him out on the field, but he might not make it. We'll see."

Also ruled out for the Seahawks is running back Marshawn Lynch, who underwent surgery earlier this week. Running back Thomas Rawls (knee), who will start in place of the injured Lynch after racking up 255 yards from scrimmage in last week's win over the San Francisco 49ers, is probable to play after participating in practice on a limited basis earlier this week.

"He should be OK," Carroll said of Rawls. "He was a little under the weather today, but he had a good, solid week. We saw him, he looks good, he's ready to go."

Center Patrick Lewis (ankle/knee) is listed as questionable for Sunday's game, but Lewis was a full participant in practice all week and coach Carroll has expressed optimism that Lewis would be ready to go.

"He practiced all week," Carroll said. "So he made it through the week."

Wide receiver Doug Baldwin (ankle), right tackle Garry Gilliam (ankle), and right guard J.R. Sweezy (shoulder) are also probable to play after missing practice time earlier in the week.

The Steelers' only uncertain availabilities lie with tight end Matt Spaeth (knee) and linebacker Ryan Shazier (knee), who were full participants at Friday's practice but listed as questionable for Sunday's game.

Here's a look at the gameday designations for the Seahawks and Steelers, along with their participation level in Friday's practice:

Seattle Seahawks


RB Marshawn Lynch (Did Not Participate, Abdomen)

WR Paul Richardson (Did Not Participate, Hamstring)


LB Bruce Irvin (Did Not Participate, Knee)


C Patrick Lewis (Full Participation, Ankle/Knee)


DE Michael Bennett (Full Participation, Not Injury Related)

RB Thomas Rawls (Did Not Participate, Knee)

T Garry Gilliam (Full Participation, Ankle)

G J.R. Sweezy (Full Participation, Shoulder)

WR Doug Baldwin (Full Participation, Ankle)

Pittsburgh Steelers


TE Matt Spaeth (Full Participation, Knee)

LB Ryan Shazier (Full Participation, Knee)


LB Terrence Garvin (Full Participation, Knee)

LB James Harrison (Full Participation, Knee)

S Shamarko Thomas (Full Participation, Knee)

CB Brandon Boykin (Full Participation, Ankle)

The Seahawks and Steelers face off on Sunday, Dec. 31, 2023. Kickoff is set for 1:05 p.m. PT. Take a look back through history at the Seahawks' matchups against the Steelers.

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