Marshawn Lynch practices fully, looked good, according to Seahawks

Lynch was back at practice Wednesday, as was Kam Chancellor, J.R. Sweezy, Russell Okung, Luke Willson and Jeremy Lane. The Seahawks enter the wildcard matchup with Minnesota as healthy as they've been in months.

BeastMode has returned to Seattle... and he's brought friends.

Marshawn Lynch was among a handful of Seahawks who returned to the practice field Wednesday in preparation for Sunday's wildcard playoff game with the Minnesota Vikings.

Lynch was at least partially joined in practice Wednesday by fellow 2015 Pro Bowler Kam Chancellor, left tackle Russell Okung, right guard J.R. Sweezy, tight end Luke Willson and cornerback Jeremy Lane.

Pete Carroll was cautiously optimistic that the entire group would be able to practice throughout the week and be able to play Sunday.

"He's going through everything, yeah," Carroll said when asked specifically about Chancellor. He then went on, "Really just in general we have a lot of guys returning to practice right now. [J.R.] Sweezy comes back, Luke [Willson] comes back, Russell Okung comes back to get some work. All of those guys are returning to us, so it's a real boost for us with the guys coming back, if they're able to get through the week."

Michael Bennett and Tyler Lockett were each held out of Wednesday's practice though both are expected to play Sunday, making Seattle as healthy as it has been in months.

Later, offensive coordinator Darrell Bevell talked about Lynch specifically.

"He looked good," Bevell said when asked about Lynch. "It's good to have him back out here. We'll take it a day at a time, see if he continues to move along through the week, and we're looking forward to having him."

When pressed if Lynch could sustain a typical BeastMode 20+ carry game this soon in his return, Bevell answered, "If he's going, that's what I would expect. I'd expect him to be full-go, full speed and just do like we normally do."

Given the dominating fashion in which the Seahawks ended the regular season and this new-found health, Carroll and Co. have plenty of reason to be excited.

Of course, the Vikings are significantly healthier this time around too, and both clubs could be facing a potentially historic cold in this game.

Carroll talked about the weather reports, which indicate it could be a mind-numbingly cold come game-time Sunday.

"We're just starting the week, so we're doing the things that we normally do," Carroll said when asked if the preparation is any different this week because of the weather reports.

"We're well aware of what we're going towards and heading towards, and everybody's prepared. It's not going to be an issue for us going forward. We're just going to go play football and do the things that we know how to do, and try to do them really well, regardless of what the conditions are. Whether it hits way low temperatures or it doesn't."


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