Seattle running back Marshawn Lynch is back in town after having had abdominal surgery in Philadelphia two weeks ago.
On Monday, Seattle Seahawks coach Pete Carroll referred to the whereabouts of running back Marshawn Lynch as “at-large.”
By the end of Wednesday’s practice, Lynch was no longer not only not at-large but back at the team’s practice facility in Renton.
Lynch watched the end of practice from a hallway, apparently having returned on Wednesday.
During his press conference before practice, Carroll said only that Lynch was due back eventually.
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“He’s rehabbing,” Carroll said. “And when he’s ready to start working with us we’ll get him going. Not quite yet. But he’s made improvement. He’s feeling okay about it. So we’ll see what happens.”
Lynch had abdominal surgery two weeks ago in Philadelphia and was reported back in his native Bay Area over the weekend.
Carroll said he couldn’t say when Lynch might be able to play saying “I don’t know that yet.”
Lynch remains on the team’s active 53-man roster so he can return at any time. In his absence the Seahawks have gone with Thomas Rawls as the starting tailback and he leads the teamwith 786 yards on 141 carries.
Carroll also offered a few other injury updates Wednesday:
— Carroll said TE Jimmy Graham is “getting more comfortable” after having had surgery to repair a patellar tendon injury last week. “He was uncomfortable (initially),” Carroll said. “It was a difficult surgery. Last time we communicated his spirits were good. We miss the heck out of him. He hasn’t been back yet. Hope to see him soon. Just staying in contact and kind of loving him along until he gets back.”
— Carroll also said LB Brock Coyle is healthy and will be recalled to the 53-man active roster, the first time he will be eligible after serving an eight-week stint on Injured Reserve due to a knee injury.That will obviously mean a move will have to be made to clear a spot.
— Carroll said DLs Demarcus Dobbs (concussion) and Jordan Hill (foot) will not practice on Wednesday.