Lynch active for first time in 2 months
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) The latest from NFL divisional games on Sunday (all times EST):
This time, Marshawn Lynch is ready to go.
The Seahawks running back is active for Sunday’s NFC divisional playoff game against the Carolina Panthers and is expected to start.
It will be Lynch’s first game in more than two months.
The Seahawks thought he would be active against Minnesota last week in the wild card playoffs, but he never made the trip.
He was injured in Seattle’s 39-32 loss to the Arizona Cardinals on Nov. 15. The Seahawks have gone 7-1 without him.
Wide receiver Ted Ginn Jr., running back Jonathan Stewart and safety Kurt Coleman are active for Carolina. Ginn had been listed as questionable with a knee injury.
Stewart has missed the last three games with a foot injury, while Ginn and Coleman both sat out Week 17.
Carolina’s inactives include running backs Fozzy Whittaker and Brendan Wegher, wide receiver Brenton Bersin and Kevin Norwood, cornerback Lou Young, safety Dean Marlowe and defensive end Ryan Delaire.
Cornerback Tye Smith, running back Bryce Brown, fullback Will Tukuafu, linebacker Eric Pinkins, guards Mark Glowinski and Kristjan Sokoli and defensive tackle A.J. Francis are inactive for Seattle.
– Steve Reed reporting from Charlotte, North Carolina
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