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Seattle Seahawks' Marshawn Lynch will not play against the Cincinnati Bengals

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Seattle Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch has been ruled out for the second consecutive week due to injury, according to Ian Rapoport.

Lynch has had an ongoing hamstring injury for the past two weeks which has limited him during practice for the Seahawks.

This injury caused him to leave before the start of the second half in the game against the Chicago Bears, the whole of the Detroit Lions game, and now, he won't play against the Cincinnati Bengals this weekend.


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In his place is rookie running back Thomas Rawls, who has been on and off in production. He had a good game against the Bears, running for 104 yards, but last week was a bit quieter as he only managed 48 yards against the Lions.

He is likely to see a heavy workload too against the Bengals, but his reasonable production over the past couple of games should be good enough for the Seahawks to survive one more game without their five-time Pro Bowl running back.

At the moment, Rawls is the only known healthy back on the Seahawks roster, as Fred Jackson is currently listed as questionable and hasn't practiced over the past two days due to an ankle injury. Most reports are saying the former Buffalo Bills back could be out for a couple of weeks.

Rod Smith is available on the practice squad just in case Jackson is unable to play and the NFC West side needs another running back on their game day squad on Sunday.

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