Carroll won't commit to new RB Lynch as starter for Sunday

The Seattle Seahawks have made more roster moves than any other franchise since the end of the 2009 season.

One of the bigger ones was importing running back Marshawn Lynch in a trade with the Buffalo Bills. Coming off their bye week, the Seahawks are ready to put Lynch to work for the first time Sunday at Soldier Field against the Chicago Bears. But coach Pete Carroll will not say if Lynch is going to start or not. It could be Justin Forsett maintains that role, the for time being anyway.

“We're hoping to see Marshawn for the first time in a big way,” Carroll said, according to the Seattle Times. “We're anxious to add him in to see what type of factor he offers us.”

Whether or not Lynch actually starts might not be a big deal. The bottom line is he is going to play a lot, probably more than Forsett. One player that will not see action is veteran guard Chester Pitts. Although it looked promising earlier in the week, he’s not quite where he needs to be so Ben Hamilton will start at left guard.

Rookie Russell Okung will start at left tackle.

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