MINNEAPOLIS – The Seahawks will welcome back several starters for Sunday's wild-card game at Minnesota, including Pro Bowl safety Kam Chancellor, who has missed three games with a pelvis injury.
Also back in action are left tackle Russell Okung, who missed two games with a calf injury, and right guard J.R. Sweezy, who was out last week with a concussion.
"That's great to get (Okung and Sweezy) back in action," Seahawks coach Pete Carroll said Friday. "We saw really Kam at his best too on the other side of the ball. He looked really good, and he finished the week great. The first time in over a month or something it seems he's really excited about being back. You can feel it, so he's ready to go. So that's a great addition for us."
The Seahawks will be without running back Marshawn Lynch for an eighth straight game after he was downgraded to out on Friday after initially being listed as questionable. Christine Michael, who rushed for 102 yards last week, is expected to start at running back. Tight end Luke Willson will miss a second straight game with a concussion, meaning Cooper Helfet and Chase Coffman will handle the workload at tight end.
The one surprise inactive for Seattle is linebacker Kevin Pierre-Louis, a core special teams player who was not on the injury report this week.
Here are the inactives for both teams:
CB Tye Smith
RB Marshawn Lynch
LB Kevin Pierre-Louis
G Mark Glowinski
C/G Kristjan Sokoli
TE Luke Willson
DT A.J. Francis
QB Taylor Heinicke
WR Charles Johnson
LB Brandon Watts
C Nick Easton
DT Kenrick Ellis
T Jeremiah Sirles
DE Zach Moore
The Seahawks head back to TCF Bank Stadium for the postseason to begin gameday preparations for their Wild Card matchup against the Minnesota Vikings.