It would be great to see Marshawn Lynch’s name off the injury report at some point, wouldn’t it? Or at least, seeing his name with a “probable” status attached to it.
Sadly, that’s going to be wishful thinking again. Pete Carroll seemed to bounce back and forth between sounding like he had no idea about Lynch’s status this week, to becoming more optimistic in recent days. So, the running back situation is a giant question mark heading into Sunday, with Derrick Coleman, Bryce Brown, and (possibly?) Christine Michael splitting carries. Fred Jackson will be in the mix, but Carroll said he isn’t an option to start.
Kam Chancellor will be a game-time decision with a bruised tailbone. I wouldn’t be surprised to see him sit this week, given how fired up Carroll sounded about the job Kelcie McCray did filling in for Kam in Baltimore. The other guy with a “questionable” tag, DeShawn Shead, will play barring any last-minute setbacks.
Marcus Burley’s name is off the injury report after he got hobbled last week. Demarcus Dobbs appears to be coming back from his concussion. He’ll rotate in on the edge and help keep Avril and Bennett fresh.
Luke “Wolverine” Willson (I’m still going to campaign for that to be a thing) has again shocked Carroll with his ability to heal ahead of schedule. With Anthony McCoy dealing with a high-ankle sprain and Cooper Helfet not contributing much in the passing game, Willson will need to stay healthy. McCoy might be headed to IR after the team re-signed TE Chase Coffman.
Interesting side note: If the Browns’ kicker and former Husky Travis Coons can’t play, backup QB Austin Davis will reportedly fill in at kicking duties.