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Running back Marshawn Lynch did not play in the Seahawks final two pre season games, and hasn’t practiced in two weeks. Will he be playing on Sunday?


Lynch took part in Wednesday morning’s walk through with the team but will be limited in practice, as he continues to recover from back spasms.

At his news conference today, coach Pete Carroll said that Lynch hasn’t suffered any new back problems, but couldn’t say for sure what will happen.

“We’ll have to take him day by day,” Carroll said, “and see how he responds to the work, and we really won’t know until the end of the week unless something changes. The process that he’s gone through, he is aerobically in good shape. We need to get him back his football legs and get him enough reps to do that. He’ll go real light today, and he’ll continue to progress as we go through the week. We’ll just have to wait and see.

“I can’t call it for you now.”

Lynch was asked if he plans to play on Sunday.

“The goal is to,” Lynch said. “But I stay ready. If I do, I do, and if I don’t, I don’t.”

Carroll also announced that rookie J.R. Sweezy will start at right guard, ahead of John Moffit, and that wide receiver Golden Tate would return to practice Thursday, after spraining a knee last week in the final pre season game.

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