Seahawks' Injury Update

The Seahawks are taking a cautious approach with some of their most important players, having Earl Thomas, Marshawn Lynch, J.R. Sweezy and long snapper Clint Gresham rest on the sidelines while the rest of the team prepares for the New England Patriots and Super Bowl XLIX.

The two week layoff between the NFC Championship and the Super Bowl is giving the Seahawks time to rest some of their best players. That included All-Pro free safety Earl Thomas, who injured his left shoulder against Green Bay, right guard J.R. Sweezy (ankle) and long snapper Clint Gresham (neck). Each is expected to be ready for the Super Bowl.

The Seahawks always gave running back Marshawn Lynch and defensive tackle Michael Bennett the day off on Wednesday, as has often been the case for each this season.

Thomas and fellow All-Pro defensive back Richard Sherman (elbow) were each injured against the Packers but are expected to be on the field against the Patriots for the Super Bowl.

Sherman was asked about his elbow following Wednesday's practice.

"It's better than it was during the [NFC Championship] - it's a little sore, but not too bad," Sherman said.

Sherman did acknowledge that he will be practicing with a brace and he wasn't sure how it will impact his game.

"I'm not sure - they're going to have me practice [with a brace] but I should be fine by game day," he said. "There shouldn't be any limitations, honestly - my left stiff arm may not be the greatest right now, but I think other than that, I'll be pretty decent."

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