SEATTLE - OCTOBER 24: Running back Marshawn Lynch #24 of the Seattle Seahawks rushes against the Arizona Cardinals at Qwest Field on October 24 2010 in Seattle Washington. The Seahawks defeated the Cardinals 22-10. (Photo by Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images)

Marshawn Lynch's Week 1 Status Still Up In The Air

Seattle Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch is uncertain to play in the season opener against Arizona due to back spasms.

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Marshawn Lynch Injury: Status Still Questionable For Week 1

Running back Marshawn Lynch will be listed as questionable for the Seattle Seahawks' Sunday opener against the Arizona Cardinals, according to Danny O'Neil of the Seattle Times.

With the questionable tag, Lynch will be a game time decision as he continues to work through the back spasms that have been nagging him all throughout the preseason.

This is nothing new for Lynch, who missed a game last season from the same issue and has been plagued with back spasms since he was a California Golden Bear. If he isn't able to go, rookie Robert Turbin should carry most of the load with Leon Washington getting the occasional carry in relief.

Lynch, or "Beast Mode" as he was affectionately nicknamed thanks to his relentless style of play, ran for a career-high 1204 yards on 285 carries last season, racking up 12 touchdowns on the ground in the process.

For information on Seahawks football and continued Lynch updates, head on over to Field Gulls.

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Marshawn Lynch Needs To Find His 'Football Legs'

Marshawn Lynch's status for the Seahawks' season opener against the Arizona Cardinals on Sunday remains questionable, but it might have as much to do with the running back needing to get his "football legs" back as it does his back spasms, according to an ESPN.com report.

Lynch missed the Seahawks' last two preseason games with back spasms, but he has been practicing with the team this week, participating in walk-throughs. Coach Pete Carroll says the Seahawks are taking it day-to-day:

"...he's aerobically in good shape, we need him to get back his football legs and get him enough reps to do that. We'll continue to progress throughout the week."

Cardinals coach Ken Whisenhunt expects Lynch to play on Sunday and says that his team is preparing as such, according to Seahawks Insider.

"It's not effecting our preparation. We preparing that he's going to play."

If Lynch is indeed unable to play, rookie Robert Turbin is expected to carry the bulk of the rushing load for the Seahawks.

Sunday's game kicks off at 4:25 p.m. ET and will be televised on FOX.

For more on the Seattle Seahawks, join the discussion over at Field Gulls. You can get more Arizona Cardinals coverage at Revenge of the Birds. You can also check out everything we have to offer at SB Nation's NFL hub.

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Marshawn Lynch Injury: Seahawks RB Uncertain For Week 1

Seattle Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch is uncertain to play in the season opener against Arizona due to back spasms, according to reports.

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