Lynch's back locked up during individual drills early in practice. After spending about 10 minutes trying to stretch himself out while being attended to by a trainer, Lynch returned to practice, but still had severe difficulty bending over. He had particular trouble picking up a ball after he dropped a pass.
Jauron dismissed worries about Lynch's status, noting the team's leading rusher has played through back spasms in the past.
Quarterback Trent Edwards (groin) missed practice for a second straight day, and his status remains uncertain since he was sidelined by the injury after the first half of a 10-3 loss to San Francisco last weekend. Edwards is expected to be a game-time decision.
Defensive Aaron Schobel remains a possibility to play after the team's leading pass rusher practiced fully for the second straight day since missing seven games with a left foot injury.
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