Marshawn Lynch getting what Seahawks coach terms ‘important’ MRI on hamstring

Lynch, who had been listed as questionable to play due to a calf injury that held him out of practice on Wednesday and Friday, finally got onto the field for the first time with 3:09 left in the quarter.


Marshawn Lynch has suffered a hamstring injury and will not return for the Seattle Seahawks. Lynch felt his hamstring after catching a 9-yard pass to convert a fourth-and-1 on the final drive of the first half.

Lynch was scheduled for an MRI exam this week, but there was no word Tuesday about his status for Monday night’s game against the Detroit Lions.

“We really did come out throwing the football in the first half, ” coach Pete Carroll said.

When Lynch was forced to leave the game at halftime, the Seahawks turned to undrafted rookie Thomas Rawls. Carroll said Chancellor was 224 pounds and 6% body fat, the result of working out everyday with his trainer while his holdout went on and on.

In prior years, the Seahawks tried to find the next Marshawn Lynch by investing draft picks in guys like Robert Turbin (fourth round 2012) and Christine Michael (second round 2013).

Lynch was ruled out early in the second half on Sunday against the Chicago Bears. “I would just say I don’t want to see that happen any time soon”.

The Seattle running back didn’t start the game, then left early.

“Fortunately, we have an extra day”, Carroll said. While Green had 227 yards receiving and two touchdowns, Jones had a solid game of his own with 5 catches for 94 yards and a td.

Carroll said the team won’t know until later this week about the statuses of cornerback Tharold Simon (dislocated toe) and free safety Steven Terrell (hip flexor), who both missed Sunday’s game. He’s not looking to miss guys he’s willing to go right after them. “Through the line of scrimmage he’s got nice wiggle and all of that but he’s got an attitude that he’s going to let you know he’s coming”.

With Lynch out of the picture, Fred Jackson and Thomas Rawls become much more intriguing fantasy options.


As we know, Lynch is one of the toughest and most durable players in the league. “That’s what I got excited about”. Carroll called it a strain but had no further update on Mebane’s prognosis. The five-time Pro Bowl runner has missed just one game in six seasons with Seattle, in October 2011 at Cleveland because of back spasms.

Thomas Rawls