Lynch gets usual Wednesday off for Seahawks

Published on NewsOK Modified: January 29, 2014 at 6:45 pm •  Published: January 29, 2014
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EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — Running back Marshawn Lynch got his usual Wednesday off as the Seattle Seahawks began their final series of practices for Sunday's Super Bowl.

Lynch was the only Seattle player not to participate as the Seahawks practiced indoors at the New York Giants team facility. Lynch has been typically given Wednesday's off for much of the season.

"Everybody's fine," Seattle coach Pete Carroll said. "This is the day we rest Marshawn. Wednesday is always a rest day for him. We've been doing that for years, and it's always worked out great. We're in great shape. We're just as fortunate as can be to be in this kind of shape this late in the year."

Seattle opened the doors to the Giants' facility during practice in an attempt to simulate the temperature the Seahawks are likely to see Sunday against Denver. The indoor temperature dropped to 36 degrees, close to the projected temperature on Sunday.

Wide receiver Doug Baldwin was a full participant after being held out of all three practices last week with a hip injury. Baldwin was banged up against San Francisco in the NFC championship game. Brandon Mebane was also a full participant after an ankle injury slowed him last week.

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