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Though listed “questionable,” Richard Sherman, Tyler Lockett, Frank Clark will play at Green Bay

He’s back. Seahawks wide receiver and kick returner Tyler Lockett will play on Sunday at Green Bay in the season opener, coach Pete Carroll said Friday. It will be Lockett’s first game of any kind since he broke two bones in his leg on Christmas Eve.
He’s back. Seahawks wide receiver and kick returner Tyler Lockett will play on Sunday at Green Bay in the season opener, coach Pete Carroll said Friday. It will be Lockett’s first game of any kind since he broke two bones in his leg on Christmas Eve. jbessex@gateline.com

RENTON The Seahawks have four starters listed as questionable for Sunday’s season opener at Green Bay.

Only Thomas Rawls sounds iffy to play, though.

Coach Pete Carroll said following Friday afternoon’s light practice and before the team left for its flight to Wisconsin that cornerback Richard Sherman, wide receiver and kick returner Tyler Lockett, defensive tackle Jarran Reed plus defensive end Frank Clark are “ready to go” play the Packers at Lambeau Field.

Rawls returned to full practicing this week for the first time since he got a high-ankle sprain following two carries for 5 yards in the preseason opener Aug. 13. That would indicate he will play Sunday. But Carroll said the team would take that decision right up to Sunday on its lead rusher from last season.

“He worked out well again (Friday),” Carroll said. “That will go all the way to game day.”

Carroll said earlier this week Eddie Lacy is ready for “a full load,” 20 to 25 carries, if necessary. The former Packers running back and 2013 NFL offensive rookie of the year for Green Bay hasn’t played in a real game since his 2016 season ended with the Packers in October because of ankle surgery.

The team added Sherman to its injury list on Wednesday for a new thigh injury that Carroll said was more like a nagging pain but was enough to require the team by league rules to put him on the list. The three-time All-Pro cornerback, like all starters except offensive linemen, got last week’s preseason finale at Oakland off to rest. Sherman also rested Friday.

Same with Tyler Lockett, though he is a more curious case because he has yet to play since he broke two bones in his leg on Dec. 24. Carroll has said when Lockett comes back to play in a game he will have full duties, including on kick returns.

Clark hasn’t played since he injured his wrist in the third preseason game, Aug. 25. Carroll said Clark has been battling injuries to both wrists since then. He had 10 sacks last season and figures to be a key to Seattle’s attempt to slow down Green Bay quarterback Aaron Rodgers -- and to win at Lambeau for the first time since 1999.

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