Saturday, January 12, 2013
RENTON — Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch sat out two days of practice because of a sore foot this week, but there’s no doubt about his status for today’s game.
He is listed as probable after participating in part of practice on Friday.
After rushing for 132 yards Sunday in Washington, is there anything that could keep him from playing in today’s game in Atlanta?
“I don’t know, miss the flight?” coach Pete Carroll asked. “He’s fine. He’ll be all right.”
Lynch often sat out the team’s Wednesday practices during the second half of the season because of a sore back. This week it was a sprained foot he suffered during the victory over the Redskins, which prompted him to rest Wednesday and Thursday.
Receiver Sidney Rice sat out Friday’s practice with a sore knee, but is also listed as probable.
Safety Jeron Johnson is questionable because of a sore hamstring, and cornerback Byron Maxwell is doubtful.
Falcons’ top pass rusher could be out
Atlanta defensive end John Abraham left the Falcons’ regular-season finale with a sprained ankle, and he is listed as questionable for today’s game after he was limited during practice this week.
Abraham led Atlanta with 10 sacks during the regular season. The No. 2 pass rusher on the team was Kroy Biermann, who had four sacks this season.
Falcons starting safety William Moore — who was limited in practice by a sore hamstring earlier this week — participated in the whole workout Friday and is probable.
Washington lineman fined
The NFL fined Washington offensive lineman Trent Williams $7,875 for striking an opponent in the face, a league spokesman confirmed.
The incident occurred on the field after Sunday’s wild-card game when Williams sought out Seattle cornerback Richard Sherman, who had taken off his helmet and was congratulating opposing players. Williams — who still had his helmet on — walked up to Sherman, initiating a confrontation that was captured by Q13, Seattle’s FOX affiliate.
“What you going to do, boy,” Sherman responded.
“I’m going to hit you in your (expletive) face,” Williams said, before doing just that, hitting Sherman with an openhanded swipe.
Sherman confirmed earlier this week that Williams subsequently sent a text message apologizing, and Sherman said the incident was in the past.