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Running Back Fred Jackson Active for Seahawks at Cincinnati Bengals

Seahawks running back Fred Jackson is active for Sunday's game less than a week after suffering what looked to be a serious ankle injury.

Less than a week after suffering a high ankle-sprain, running back Fred Jackson is active for the Seahawks for Sunday's game at Cincinnati. Jackson being available is especially significant because the Seahawks will be without Marshawn Lynch for the second straight game with a hamstring injury. Rookie running back Rod Smith, who was signed off the practice squad Saturday, is also active. Rookie Thomas Rawls is expected to start his third straight game in Lynch's place.

Jackson was listed as questionable on Friday's injury report, but Seahawks coach Pete Carroll said Jackson had "a fantastic recovery" and had a real chance to play.  

"It's just unusual," Carroll said of a player making it back so soon from a high-ankle sprain. "… He's way ahead of schedule. You just can't figure out how he's doing it, but he looks ready to go. It's a miraculous recovery."

As expected, cornerback Tye Smith (hip), cornerback Marcus Burley (hand), linebacker Kevin Pierre-Louis (hamstring) and defensive end Demarcus Dobbs (shoulder) are inactive because of injuries. Less expected, however, is the presence of Alvin Bailey on the inactive list. Bailey is listed as the backup at every offensive line position other than center. Rookie guard Mark Glowinski is active for the second straight week after being inactive for Seattle's first three games.

Seattle Seahawks

CB Tye Smith

RB Marshawn Lynch

CB Marcus Burley

LB Kevin Pierre-Louis

G/C Kristjan Sokoli

G/T Alvin Bailey

DE Demarcus Dobbs

Cincinnati Bengals

WR Greg Little

WR Mario Alford

CB Chris Lewis-Harris

TE C.J. Uzomah

DT Marcus Hardinson

DT Pat Sims

DE Margus Hunt


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