ESPN's NFL insider (and huge Slayer fan) John Clayton reported on SportsCenter that Seattle Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch will be a game-time decision in his Week 1 game at the Arizona Cardinals. Clayton said, "This is gonna go up to game day. They think he's gonna play, but they're not sure." Lynch is dealing with back spasms that have been flaring up recently. Lynch practiced in a limited capacity on Thursday.
Lynch, I call him Mr. Beastmode, should see at least limited action. The concern is him exacerbating the issue during the game or simply taking a shot in the back. The practice reports will continue to trickle in over the next 48 hours so there will be updates leading up to the game. Unfortunately it's going to all be speculation and conjecture until they announce his status one way or the other. Should Lynch not play, rookie Robert Turbin could be a big factor.