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Injuries played a significant role in the Seattle Seahawks’ struggles on offense. Going into Sunday’s game at Cleveland, Seattle already had three starters out – quarterback Tarvaris Jackson (strained pectoral), center Max Unger (foot) and tight end Zach Miller (head/neck).And running back Marshawn Lynch was a late addition to the injury report. Seattle coach Pete Carroll said Lynch had trouble during warm-ups before the game with his lower back locking up.Lynch came out to the field in uniform, but his back never loosened up enough for him to play.

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“He’s had an ongoing something or other with his back since he arrived with us,” Carroll said about Lynch. “But today it just came up right before game time, and he just couldn’t get loose, couldn’t get going. So we tried to work him the whole game, and keep him going.“Early in the third quarter he was about ready to take a shot at going after it, but he had sat too long.”Lynch had his best game running the ball two weeks ago against the New York Giants, finishing with 98 yards on 12 carries and a score. Because Cleveland came in giving up 129 yards of rushing per contest, the Seahawks were planning to make him a focal point of the offense.“It’s tough,” Seattle quarterback Charlie

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