RB Lynch unlikely to play scrimmage

August, 1, 2014
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RENTON, Wash. -- The Seattle Seahawks had only a light workout Friday without pads or helmets in preparation for Saturday’s scrimmage, but it's clear several starters will not participate tomorrow.

Don’t expect Marshawn Lynch to play in the scrimmage. He passed his physical and is cleared to practice, but the coaches won’t throw the beast to the wolves, so to speak, and have his first practice be a workout with actual hitting and tackling in full pads.

Strong safety Kam Chancellor (hip), linebacker Malcolm Smith (ankle) and offensive tackle Russell Okung (toe) all had offseason surgery and have yet to go through a full practice. But Chancellor and Smith did work in some of the walk-through drills Friday.

Left guard James Carpenter (calf) and middle linebacker Bobby Wagner (hamstring) did not practice Friday, so probably won’t be in the scrimmage. But coach Pete Carroll said Thursday that both players are OK. Offensive tackle Michael Bowie still is out with a shoulder issue.

Rookie defensive end Cassius Marsh (groin) and wide receiver Kevin Norwood (foot) watched practice Friday.

Rookie wide receiver Paul Richardson returned to practice after missing Thursday's workout with a bruised shoulder.

As expected, the Seahawks placed second-year defensive tackle Jesse Williams on injured reserve Friday, meaning he is out for the season. Williams, who missed his rookie year with knee problems, injured a knee again Wednesday and is expected to undergo surgery.

Terry Blount

ESPN Seattle Seahawks reporter

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