By Matthew Asher
While the NFL regular season was notoriously harsh to the Seahawks regarding team injuries, with 10 or more Seahawks listed, the exact opposite has been true during the NFL Playoffs, and the trend continues into the Super Bowl.
In the divisional round, Seattle had just six players listed and in the conference round, only four Seahawks. For the Super Bowl, it looks like Seattle made very good use of the extra week off between the San Francisco game and the Denver one, because only four Hawks are listed this week.
The big name on the list again is wide receiver Percy Harvin (concussion). Harvin was able to return to the lineup against New Orleans in the Divisional Round, but he was taken out and had not been cleared for the concussion protocol in time to play San Francisco. However, Harvin was able to fully participate in practice Wednesday and Thursday. He is listed as probable.
Running back Marshawn Lynch is the other offensive player listed this week. However, much like through the regular season when Lynch was on the report, it was a non-injury related reason. This is more of the same. Lych didn’t practice on Wednesday, but did go back to full participation on Thursday. He is listed as probable.
The final offensive player is starting wide receiver Doug Baldwin (hip). Baldwin has been able to fully participate both Wednesday and Thursday and is listed as probable. If Baldwin cannot play, Jermaine Kearse is listed behind Baldwin on the depth chart.
There’s only one defensive Seahawk is listed this week: Starting right defensive tackle Brandon Mebane (ankle). Just like Harvin and Baldwin, Mebane was able to fully participate Wednesday and Thursday. Like all the offensive players, he is listed as probable.
Kickoff for the Super Bowl is scheduled for 3:30 pm PDT.
Probable: a 75% chance the injured player will be medically cleared for the game
Questionable: a 50% chance the injured player will be medically cleared for the game
Doubtful: a 25% chance the injured player will be medically cleared for the game
- Out: there is no chance the injured player will be medically cleared for the game
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Matthew Asher is a freelance journalist. From an early age, sports have played a major role in his life. He graduated from Emory University with a B.A. in Journalism. After college he spent 2 years working with CNN Sports and still occasionally writes sports articles for several publications both in the United States and Canada. His work can be found on Examiner.com.