Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

NFL Notes: Seattle Will Be without Lynch, Other Key Players

Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

NFL Notes: Seattle Will Be without Lynch, Other Key Players

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Key Seattle players out

The Seahawks will be without running back Marshawn Lynch and receiver Paul Richardson, and will be missing some depth along their defensive line, for Sunday's game against the Vikings. While Lynch's absence was expected following abdominal surgery last week, coach Pete Carroll had been optimistic about Richardson's chances to play. Instead, he was unable to practice all week because of a hamstring problem and was ruled out Friday. The team will also be without defensive end Demarcus Dobbs (concussion) and defensive tackle Jordan Hill (toe) on Sunday. And Vikings defensive tackle Linval Joseph (foot) has been ruled out.

Ball works out with Pack * Packers running backs Eddie Lacy and Alonzo Harris missed curfew in Detroit on Wednesday, according to a source, which resulted in a roster shakeup for their game against the Lions. Lacy played just 19 snaps after rushing for at least 100 yards in each of the previous two games, with James Starks getting the bulk of the carries . Harris was released a few hours before kickoff and the Packers worked out running back Montee Ball on Friday. Ball, who is from Wentzville, was cut by Denver in the preseason.

Green Bay won 27-23 Thursday on Aaron Rodgers' 61-yard desperation pass to tight end Richard Rodgers on the game's last play.

KC's Houston sidelined * Chiefs outside linebacker Justin Houston, who has 7 sacks, won't play Sunday in Oakland because of his hyperextended left knee, coach Andy Reid said. Center Mitch Morse, receiver De'Anthony Thomas and safety Husain Abdullah also will miss the game, all because of concussions. The Raiders are expected to be without center Rodney Hudson (sprained ankle).

QB carousel * The Colts announced that quarterback Andrew Luck, who is recovering from a lacerated kidney and partially torn abdominal muscle and hasn't played since Nov. …

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