Seahawks coach Pete Carroll expressed a lot of confidence last week that running back Marshawn Lynch would be in the lineup against the Vikings, but Lynch wound up missing the game.
Carroll explained earlier this week that Lynch “just didn’t feel like he could go” after his first week back with the team after rehabbing from abdominal surgery in the Bay Area. This week isn’t bringing the same optimism about Lynch’s status for the weekend, but the team should start to get an idea about the chances of having him in the lineup on Wednesday.
Carroll said, via Gregg Bell of the Tacoma News Tribune, that Lynch will take part in practice with the team and added that he “can feel [Lynch is] encouraged.” Christine Michael ran 21 times for 70 yards as the lead back in the 10-9 victory over the Vikings last weekend.
Tight end Luke Willson is also expected to participate in Wednesday’s practice after missing the playoff opener because of a concussion. Fullback Will Tukuafu will not take part due to a leg injury.