Seahawks RB Lynch practices, expected to play

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Updated: 11/01/2013 6:14 pm

Renton, WA ( - Seattle Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch practiced Friday after sitting out two straight days and is expected to play Sunday against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

Lynch, who carried just eight times for 23 yards Monday against St. Louis, made Seattle's injury report Wednesday and Thursday with what the team said was a knee injury.

Seahawks coach Pete Carroll said Friday that Lynch was OK to go.

"He's fine. He feels good," said Carroll. "His knee was a little sore and we took a look at some stuff, but he came out and was raring to go today."

Which is good news for the 7-1 Seahawks. The Bucs (0-7) are winless, but they have the NFL's seventh-best rushing defense after leading the league last season.

"We look at the film and we see a lot of problems," said Carroll. "They're a good run defense and we want to run the football. So it's going to be us going against something they do very well."

Running back Derrick Coleman (hamstring) and safety Jeron Johnson (hamstring) have been ruled out for Seattle.

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