Only three Seahawks appear in danger of not playing Sunday against the Steelers --- Marshawn Lynch, Bruce Irvin and Paul Richardson.
The Seahawks appear relatively healthy as they prepare for Sunday’s game against the Pittsburgh Seahawks.
All but four Seahawks were full participants in the team’s practice on Thursday — RB Marshawn Lynch, LB Bruce Irvin, WR Paul Richardson and DL Michael Bennett.
Bennett, though, just took his usual rest day and is expected to play against the Steelers Sunday.
Lynch is already declared out after having sports hernia surgery on Wednesday.
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And Irvin and Richardson appear unlikely to play for the second straight week with injuries suffered against Arizona on Nov. 15. Irvin has a sprained MCL and Richardson a pulled hamstring.
Coach Pete Carroll said Wednesday that Irvin and Richardson would each be gameday decisions “at best” implying each may more logically be expected to return next week at Minnesota.
The rest of the team was listed as full participants, a group that included Rawls, who was listed as limited on Wednesday with a knee injury, WR Doug Baldwin (who sat out Wednesday with a sprained ankle) and OLS Garry Gilliam (ankle) and J.R. Sweezy (shoulder).
The Steelers had two players sit out Thursday — CB Brandon Boykin (ankle) and LB Ryan Shazier (knee). Here are details on Pittsburgh’s injuries. As that story notes, Boykin is mostly a special teams player while Shazier is Pittsburgh’s starting left inside linebacker and could have a significant role Sunday.
The Seahawks on Thursday also made a couple of practice squad changes, signing DL A.J. Francis and LB Alex Singleton while releasing DL Justin Hamilton. that puts the practice squad at 10.
Francis was on the 53-man roster for the 49ers’ game Sunday but did not play and then was waived this week to make room for the re-signing of RB Bryce Brown. Francis cleared waivers and is now back with the team. Singleton was with the Seahawks throughout training camp. The Seahawks earlier this week put LB NIck Moody on season-ending Injured Reserve and may want to add some depth at that spot.