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November 20, 2014 at 10:55 AM

Thursday morning news and notes: Marshawn Lynch plans to appeal fine, and more

In what should be no surprise, Marshawn Lynch plans to appeal the $100,000 fine he has received for not talking to the media.

That news comes via Lynch’s agent, Doug Hendrickson, in comments made to Pro Football Talk (which you can read here).

In what might be ore meaningful long-term news, Hendrickson makes Lynch’s injury situation seem pretty dire.

As we wrote here on Monday, that Lynch is getting this banged up at this point could have some real ramifications on what the team decides to do with Lynch after the season.

— Also, there are all kinds of reasons Seattle finds itself in essentially a win-or-else situation Sunday against the Arizona Cardinals.

Times columnist Larry Stone says  for today’s paper that roster turnover is one factor that has taken a toll.

Writes Stone:

On Wednesday, Seattle had two new players suited up for practice — Lemuel Jeanpierre, a familiar name from last season who might move right into the starting job at center, and Travian Robertson, most recently of the Atlanta Falcons, who will be part of the contingent trying to replace nose tackle Brandon Mebane, lost for the season.

That raises the total of players this year on Seattle’s 53-man roster to 66. All of last season, the Seahawks had 65. In addition to Mebane, tight end Zach Miller is out for the year. So is fullback Derrick Coleman, rookie defensive lineman Cassius Marsh, and backup center Stephen Schilling.

The Seahawks hope linebacker Bobby Wagner will be back Sunday after missing the last five games with a toe injury. Others who have missed multiple games include guard James Carpenter, safety Kam Chancellor, and cornerbacks Byron Maxwell, Jeremy Lane and Tharold Simon.

Add in the defection of starters and key reserves from last year like Red Bryant, Golden Tate, Chris Clemons, Clinton McDonald and Walter Thurmond, and the midseason trade of Percy Harvin, and it’s no wonder that this Seahawks season has seemed much rockier and less coherent than last.

In other news. …

— Here’s my take on the Arizona Cardinals.

— Lynch was a lot more open talking to

— Arizona with some thoughts on the meaning of last year’s game.

— A preview from FoxSports.

— According to 538.c0m Seattle has a 47 percent chance to make the playoffs, 12 percent to win the division:

— Arizona WR Larry Fitzgerald appears to not be practicing again today.

— previews the game.

— The Cardinals say they are not bothered by being underdogs.

— A look at Arizona QB Drew Stanton.

Finally, here’s some video of Lemuel Jeanpierre talking to the media Wednesday:



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