Seattle SeahawksquarterbackPaxton Lynchis in the concussion protocol after taking a helmet-to-helmet hit fromVikingscornerbackHolton Hill. Lynch was down for a while before walking off under his own power in Sunday’s preseason game in Minnesota.
Seahawkscoach Pete Carroll said afterward Lynch was still being examined.
“He felt like he was OK but he’s still got to pass those tests,” Carroll said.
Hill was ejected for the hit, which came with less than four minutes remaining in the fourth quarter. The second-year corner is already suspended for eight games this season for both substance abuse and violating league policy on performance-enhancing substances.
Lynch has been battling for theSeahawks‘ backup job withGeno Smith, who’s been out with a knee injury. Second-year QBJ.T. Barrett, signed just last week by Seattle, finished out the 25-19 loss. TheSeahawkssigned Lynch in January after the 2016 first-round pick went without a team for the 2018 season.