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Seahawks Coach Pete Carroll hopeful that Marshawn Lynch can return for playoffs

Seahawks Coach Pete Carroll hopeful that Marshawn Lynch can return for playoffs

The Seattle Seahawks could be down two starting offensive linemen and their starting tight end for Sunday's regular-season finale in Arizona, but Coach Pete Carroll is sounding increasingly optimistic that running back Marshawn Lynch will return for the playoffs.

The Seahawks will be without tight end Luke Willson, right guard J.R. Sweezy and probably left tackle Russell Okung against the Cardinals. Willson and Sweezy are out with concussions, while Okung is listed as doubtful with a calf injury.

But Carroll offered a bright spot headed into the playoffs, saying that Lynch, who hasn't played...

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