Running back Marshawn Lynch and tight end Jimmy Graham are back at Seahawks headquarters rehabilitating following their surgeries after spending a week or so on the East Coast to start their recoveries, coach Pete Carroll said Friday.
Carroll said “we’ll have to wait and see what happens next week” whether Lynch will be able to return to practice. He had abdominal surgery Nov. 25 in Philadelphia. The coach still didn’t have an estimate on when Lynch may be back playing in a game. The Seahawks (7-5) have four games remaining in their regular-season push towards next month’s playoffs. The first of those four remaining games is Sunday at Baltimore (4-8).
“It’s a day-to-day thing that’s really week-to-week,” Carroll said of Lynch’s recovery. “Not this week, for sure. We’ll see what happens next week.”
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Rookie Thomas Rawls remains the lead runner for the foreseeable future. He has 209, 81 and 101 yards in his last three games while Lynch has been out.
Carroll said he saw Graham before the start of Friday’s indoor practice, and that Graham was in good spirits. Carroll has said repeatedly the Seahawks expect their prized receiver to recover from patellar-tendon repair well in time for him to play in the first game of the 2016 season next September.
Here is the complete injury report for Sunday’s game:
The Ravens list Schaub, who has been starting because Joe Flacco is out for the year following knee surgery, as questionable. But the former Houston Texans starter missed his third consecutive practice Friday. He got pounded last week while throwing two interceptions, one of which Miami returned for a touchdown, in Baltimore’s 15-13 loss.
Signs are pointing to -- wait for it ... Jimmy Clausen starting against Seattle on Sunday. Yes, the same Clausen who started for injured Jay Cutler when the Chicago Bears came to Seattle in September. Clausen threw for just 48 net yards passing as the Seahawks rolled 26-0. And that was back when the Seahawks weren’t playing nearly as well as they are now. In fact, that was Seattle’s first win of the season.
Clausen could become the sixth quarterback to start games against the same opponent for two different teams in the same NFL season, according to STATS. Kyle Orton was the last to do it, in 2011 for Kansas City then Denver.