The Seattle Seahawks take on a surprising 4-2 Cincinnati Bengals team this weekend at home. Seattle has suffered some injuries to its starting offense in recent weeks but could get some players back ahead of Sunday's game against the Bengals.
Cornerback Brandon Bowner did not practice on Wednesday. Meanwhile, quarterback Tarvaris Jackson (pectoral), running back Marshawn Lynch (back), tight end Zach Miller (neck/head) and center Max Unger (foot) were all limited.
Jackson, who went out during Seattle's Week Six 36-25 win over the New York Giants, has been taking a few first-team reps this week. He is working his way back but isn't a lock to make it back into Seattle's starting line-up just yet. The Seahawks are prepared to start Charlie Whitehurst, who has gotten a lot of first-team reps of his own this week in case Jackson is not ready to go.
Lynch has been practicing regularly with the team this week and is expected to play against the Bengals. He missed last week's game against the Cleveland Browns by hurting his back during pre-game warm-ups, but odds are that he will be on the field this Sunday.
The Bengals will have a very healthy squad ready by Sunday. Linebacker Thomas Howard (hamstring) and linebacker Rey Maualuga (ankle) were inactive on Wednesday while cornerback Nate Clements (knee) and linebacker Dan Skuta (groin) were limited. Those four mark all of Cincinnati's injury concerns at this point.
Seattle hopes to claim its third victory of the year against the Bengals this weekend. Returning a couple of offensive starters back that missed last week's game against the Browns should help the Seahawks move in that direction.