Mebane, who has been a major force for Seattle’s second-ranked defense, missed practice Thursday with a calf injury, but he practiced Friday and is probable for the game vs. the Panthers.
With right guard John Moffitt doubtful because of a knee injury and 2011 first-round pick James Carpenter expected to play for the first time this season, it looks like the Seahawks will roll out their fourth line combination in four games.
Seahawks coach Pete Carroll says he is holding the offense back on purpose, playing a conservative game geared toward not turning the ball over. But Russell Wilson will still have to get something going, as the Seahawks will not always get lucky on close calls in close games.
A hamstring injury shut Baldwin down for most of the preseason, and he caught just three passes for 13 yards in the first two games. Now, a shoulder injury has him questionable for the Monday night game against Green Bay. Coach Pete Carroll told reporters Saturday that Baldwin banged the shoulder Thursday and will be a game-time decision.
The Seahawks have invested three high draft picks on guys they expected to spearhead the rebuilding of the offensive line, but those three have had very little to do with the development of the unit.
Lynch practiced for a second straight day on Friday, but coach Pete Carroll said the running back would be a game-time decision. The rest of the team is looking to fill in holes, but the offensive line is being looked to as an anchor.