RENTON, Wash. (AP) — Seattle Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch was set to practice Wednesday but coach Pete Carroll cautioned that was no indication whether he would play in the NFC divisional playoff game at Carolina on Sunday.

Carroll said during his news conference that Lynch would be evaluated daily going forward to determine his availability for Sunday's game. Carroll said he can feel that Lynch is "encouraged" to go for it this week.

Seattle was expecting Lynch to play last week against Minnesota before he made the late decision not to travel with the team to Minneapolis. Carroll said Lynch did not have a setback and just believed he wasn't ready to go.

Lynch has not played since Week 10 against Arizona, missing the past eight games.