By Matthew Asher

This is a good news/bad news report. The good news is that Marshawn Lynch is finally not on the Seahawks injury report for the first time in nearly a month. The bad news is that he better not get injured, because two of his backups are part of the six Seahawks on this week’s injury report.

HOUSTON, TX - SEPTEMBER 29:  Head coach Pete Carroll of the Seattle Seahawks celebrates a touchdown in the second half by Marshawn Lynch #24 against the Houston Texans at Reliant Stadium on September 29, 2013 in Houston, Texas.  (Photo by Scott Halleran/Getty Images)

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Those two running backs are Derrick Coleman (Hamstring) and Christine Michael (illness). Coleman was unable to participate in practice both Thursday and Friday. Michael was not on the injury report Thursday but was added on Friday when he too, was unable to practice at all.

Starting wide receiver Golden Tate (shoulder) is the only offensive starter on this week’s report. The good news is that while he was listed, he was able to fully participate in both Thursday and Friday’s practices. If he cannot play, Bryan Walters and Doug Baldwin are the two likely replacements.

Backup right tackle Breno Giacomini (knee) is the final offensive player listed. He has been unable to practice both Thursday and Friday.

On the defensive side of the ball, only two Seahawks are listed. Backup strong safety Jeron Johnson (hamstring) did not practice Thursday or Friday. Starting middle linebacker Bobby Wagner (ankle) is the only starter on defense listed. He was limited in practice on Thursday but was able to return to full participation on Friday. K.J. Wright is listed as Wagner’s backup if he is unable to play Monday.

While the Rams only have two men listed on their report, the big news this week was the announcement that their starting quarterback Sam Bradford will be out with a torn ACL.  There was a rumor that St. Louis was trying to contact Tim Tebow, but nothing materialized out of that.

The Rams even reached out to Brett Farve about un-retiring for the millionth time (slight understatement). However, Farve declined the offer saying “It’s flattering, but there’s no way in hell I’m going to do that,” Favre told SportsTalk 570 in Washington, according to CBS Chicago.

So for now, St. Louis is going into this week’s Monday Night Football game with Kellen Clemens listed as their starter.  Austin Davis and Brady Quinn were signed during the week as backups and possible replacements for the rest of the season.

For more Seahawks news and updates, visit Seahawks Central.

Matthew Asher is a freelance journalist. From an early age, sports have played a major role in his life. He graduated from Emory University with a B.A. in Journalism. After college he spent 2 years working with CNN Sports and still occasionally writes sports articles for several publications both in the United States and Canada. His work can be found on


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