Just in time for the playoffs, Marshawn Lynch is back to practicing with the Seattle Seahawks.

Lynch was a full participant in practice Wednesday, his first on-field work with the Seahawks since undergoing abdominal surgery in late November and missing the final seven games of the regular season.

Lynch went through walkthrough Wednesday morning and then took part in the afternoon practice.

Speaking after practice, both offensive coordinator Darrell Bevell and offensive line coach Tom Cable said they were pleased with how Lynch looked after have not practiced for nearly two months.

"He's been fantastic," Cable said. "He's adapted very well. I think he's done a great job of recognizing where this team is at and their vibe, and he's come right in and went to work and it's been really good."

Payton's place secure

Saints coach Sean Payton said he's remaining with New Orleans, ending speculation that he could be on the move after consecutive 7-9 seasons.

Payton has been with the Saints for a decade.

"I don't envision myself ever coaching for any other clubs," Payton said.


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•Jets defensive end Muhammad Wilkerson had surgery to repair his broken right leg.

•Colts coach Chuck Pagano announced that he was parting with defensive coordinator Greg Manusky, a former Vikings linebacker, and five other assistants.