Seahawks masher Marshawn Lynch was listed questionable for the Monday night game against Detroit at the Clink. Pete Carroll had no further hints after practice Saturday: “We won’t know all the way until game time.”
The Seahawks coach did say that there were “some findings” about Lynch’s sore hamstring after an MRI following the 26-0 win over Chicago Sunday.
“He’s had one last week and nothing showed up, and then after the game he aggravated his hamstring in a different area than anything that he had felt the week before,” Carroll said. “It happened on that play when he caught the ball on fourth down. So we checked it out and there were some findings.
“He’s been working hard at trying to get back. He’s done a really diligent job of rehab, and so we’ll see what happens.”
Lynch was also listed as questionable for the Chicago game with a calf injury, and did not start. But he entered on the Seahawks’ second series and had five carries and the reception before the hamstring sidelined him for the second half.
Asked if it made a difference after Lynch missed practice all week, Carroll said, “If he can pop out of it, then we would go with him. Just based on, that he’s had other weeks when he wasn’t able to practice and played very well. But we’ll have to wait and see.”
DT Brandon Mebane (groin) was also listed as questionable and a game-time decision, as were reserves DE Demarcus Dobbs (shoulder) and LB Kevin Pierre-Louis (knee). Out of the game are CB Tharold Simon (toe) and DB Steven Terrell (hip).
If Lynch is a no-go Lynch, rookie RB Thomas Rawls would get the start with veteran Fred Jackson as a likely third-down back. Carroll said FB Derrick Coleman could also get some snaps at tailback.
“We’ve always had Derrick as a guy that can run the ball for us, and he’s got a lot of tailback background,” Carroll said. “We wouldn’t hesitate to play him.”
Jordan Hill will fill in for Mebane if he is unable to go.