The Seahawks listed Marshawn Lynch as questionable for Sunday's game against Chicago on the final official injury report of the week.
RENTON — The plan is for strong safety Kam Chancellor to play Sunday against the Chicago Bears, Seahawks coach Pete Carroll said Friday.
Carroll hopes running back Marshawn Lynch will be able to play as well.
The Seahawks listed Lynch as questionable on their injury report after he missed two practices this week while dealing with a calf injury suffered Sunday at Green Bay. Carroll said Lynch will be a game-time decision.
And Carroll, while all but saying Chancellor will play against the Bears, said a final determination won’t come until Saturday, when the team will have to make a move to put him on the 53-man active roster.
Carroll said Chancellor “looked just like he always looked’’ in three practices this week after ending his 54-day holdout Wednesday.
“It’s a real credit to the work that he did while he was home,’’ said Carroll of Chancellor, who weighed in at 226 pounds, down from his listed 232. “He’s in great shape, and he looked terrific. I think we’ll find out (Saturday) if the three days back-to-back-to-back (of practice) how he came out of it, and then we’ll make our final decision.But the plan is for him to play.’’
Carroll, in fact, didn’t rule out that Chancellor could play all four quarters in what would be his first game action since the Super Bowl on Feb. 1.
“I don’t think it’s unrealistic,’ Carroll said. “I think he certainly could. Whether it’s the right thing to do or not, we need to determine that.’’
Chancellor was able to practice this week after the team received an exemption from the NFL. But the Seahawks would have to release or cut someone (or put someone on injured reserve) to put Chancellor onto the active roster for Sunday.
As for Lynch, Carroll said, “He’s got a calf that we’re working on. We’ve been able to condition him some, but we just wanted to make sure and take care of him during the week. He’ll run tomorrow (Saturday), and we’ll see if he’s OK. But it will go all the way to game day.’’
Lynch sat out the second series of the third quarter against Green Bay with what Carroll said after the game was a neck injury. But Lynch returned to play the rest of the game.
Lynch did not practice Wednesday and then practiced on a limited basis Thursday. Carroll said the team wanted to get Lynch enough work this week to keep him in shape. Lynch sat out Friday.
Lynch has not missed a game since 2011 vs. Cleveland because of a back injury. He is regularly listed on the team’s injury report during the week because he usually takes at least Wednesday off as a rest day.
Players listed as questionable on the Seahawks’ s injury report usually end up playing. Officially, questionable means a player has a 50-50 chance to play.
If Lynch cannot play, then Fred Jackson and Thomas Rawls would handle the tailback duties Sunday. The team signed Jackson, 34, as a free agent before the first game of the season. Jackson scored a touchdown on a 5-yard pass against the Packers. Rawls made the roster as an undrafted free agent and has played in both games.
The Seahawks listed cornerback Tharold Simon (dislocated toe) and safety/cornerback Steven Terrell (hip-flexor injury) as out for Sunday.
Tight end Luke Willson also was listed as questionable because of a hip injury.