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.
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.