A pair of key cogs in the Seattle offense haven’t been practicing in the aftermath of the NFC title game. But the absence of running back Marshawn Lynch (knee) and receiver Doug Baldwin (hip) from practice doesn’t mean they’ll be unable to play in Super Bowl XLVIII.
On Friday, coach Pete Carroll said that both players will be ready to go for the NFL title game.
“Just getting back from the game both guys got banged a little bit,” Carroll said, via our own Curtis Crabtree, who also works for KJR radio in Seattle. “They’ll both be fine, probable to play and all that. But they’re more than that, they’re going to go. They’ll be fine.”
That’s very good news for the Seahawks, given that Lynch and Baldwin accounted for more than two thirds of the total offense in the NFC championship win over the 49ers.