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Once Marshawn Lynch got on the bus Friday it was pretty much a given that he would play Sunday against the Carolina Panthers.

But any last doubt was erased when he was included among the team’s active 46-man roster for the 10:05a.m. Seattle time kickoff.

The inactive player for Seattle included no surprises. They are: CB Tye Smith, RB Bryce Brown, FB Will Tukuafu, LB Eric Pinkins, G Mark Glowinski, OL Kristjan Sokoli and DT A.J. Francis.


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With Brown inactive, the RB carries will go to Lynch and Christine Michael.

Among Carolina’s inactive players is WR Kevin Norwood, who was traded by Seattle to the Panthers for a conditional seventh-round pick in 2017. He has been active just once this season.

Carolina’s other inactive players are WR Brenton Bersin, CB Lou Young, S Dean Marlowe, RB Brandon Wegher, RB Fozzy Whittaker and DE Ryan Delaire.