Seattle Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch made a token appearance against the San Diego Chargers in his first preseason action since returning from a contract holdout two weeks ago.
One of his fellow stars has had a little more impact.
Percy Harvin had three catches for 24 yards in the first quarter of Friday night’s game against the Chargers. Harvin played for just one snap in last week’s preseason opener against the Denver Broncos, but has played both series with the first team offense for Seattle tonight.
Harvin appeared in just three games for Seattle last season due to a hip injury and concussion.
Lynch’s appearance was significantly more brief. He appeared in just the first few snaps of the game and did not get a touch for the Seahawks.
After Lynch’s cameo, backup Robert Turbin looked very competent in his place. Turbin has carried for 81 yards and a touchdown on 12 carries early in the second quarter.
San Diego defensive tackle Sean Lissemore left the game with an ankle and is questionable to return. Quarterback Philip Rivers played just one series for the Chargers before donning a baseball cap on the sidelines. Rivers was 2 for 4 for 20 yards in his brief appearance.
Seattle’s offense has outclassed the San Diego defense early on, jumping out to a 17-0 lead with 9:17 left in the second quarter.