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Seahawks healthy and loose at final practice

By Brady Henderson

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J – With all players full participants for the second straight day, the Seahawks practiced Friday for the final time before Sunday’s Super Bowl.

“And now we wait,” coach Pete Carroll said, according to a pool report from Peter King of Pro Football Writers of America. “We had a great day today. We finished like I hoped we’d finish, and I thought our execution today was very good.”

The team will hold a walk-through Saturday, as it does before each Sunday game.

Friday’s practice, held adjacent to MetLife Stadium at the Giants’ indoor training facility, lasted 77 minutes and was similar to those the Seahawks normally conduct on Fridays. Players didn’t practice in pads this week, and on Friday they practiced without helmets. For the third straight day, the five doors in the facility were left open in an attempt to simulate the temperature expected for Sunday night’s game, which is around 40 degrees as of Friday.

There was even a humorous visual as four players swapped jerseys. One of them was running back Marshawn Lynch, whose jovial appearance in practice stood in contrast to the way he’s looked while reluctantly speaking to the media this week. He wore the oversized No. 68 jersey of right tackle Breno Giacomini, while left tackle Russel Okung and fullback Michael Robinson also traded jerseys.

The Seahawks have no notable injuries to speak of, which is rare for a team preparing to play its 19th game of the season. Lynch was the only Seahawk to miss a practice this week, and his absence on Wednesday was merely for rest as it has been all season. Lynch is listed as probable, as are wide receivers Percy Harvin (concussion) and Doug Baldwin (hip) as well as defensive tackle Brandon Mebane (ankle).


• DT Sione Fua (calf) is the only Bronco to not practice Friday. He’s missed the last three days and is listed as doubtful.

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