After missing the past two games because of a hamstring strain, running back Marshawn Lynch is expected to be in the Seattle Seahawks' starting lineup Sunday against the Carolina Panthers.

Lynch did not start against the Chicago Bears in Week 3 because of a calf injury, then exited the game for good in the second quarter after straining his hamstring before halftime. The two games missed were the first absences for Lynch since being traded to Seattle in 2010.

Lynch participated fully in practice on Thursday and Friday.

"He looked really back to full health," coach Pete Carroll said. "We're counting on him playing."

Carrol said linebacker Bobby Wagner, who suffered a strained pectoral last week against Cincinnati, will be a game-time decision.

Manziel admits to drinking

Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel admitted to police in Avon, Ohio, that he drank alcohol before he was pulled over following a dispute with his girlfriend while driving on a highway.

A witness told police that Manziel's girlfriend, Colleen Crowley, was attempting to exit Manziel's speeding vehicle as the quarterback tried to keep her in the car. Police said Manziel told them he had two alcoholic drinks earlier in the day. Manziel wasn't charged, and Crowley told police she didn't want to press charges.

Manziel spent 70 days in a Pennsylvania rehab facility during the offseason.

Browns General Manager Ray Farmer said in a statement that the Browns "take seriously and have expressed our concerns to Johnny directly."

'Cowardly' move?

Giants linebacker Jon Beason accused 49ers guard Alex Boone of grabbing him from behind and deliberately pushing him in the back in a "cowardly" move in a Sunday night game, causing Beason to suffer his first concussion.

The Giants have sent a videotape of the play, on which running back Carlos Hyde was fined $23,152 for using the crown of his helmet to make contact, to NFL headquarters, Beason said.

"It's hard enough to stay healthy in this league," said Beason, who missed the first two games of the season with a knee injury. "I think it was a coward move; didn't show any sportsmanship or regard for another player or his career."

Beason practiced on Friday for the first time since the injury, suffered in the game's opening series.

Beason, 30, does not believe Boone was intentionally trying to hurt him, but he was still upset by the play. Boone said he doesn't believe he is a dirty player, adding he is sorry that Beason feels the way he does.

"I've never intentionally ever tried to go out and hurt anybody," Boone said at the 49ers practice in Santa Clara, Calif. "I respect this game more than anybody in this league. I respect everybody in it. If that's how he feels, then good for him."


•Four-time Pro Bowl guard Marshal Yanda signed a four-year extension with the Ravens.

•Bills running back LeSean McCoy expects to return from a hamstring injury and play Sunday against the Cincinnati Bengals. McCoy has missed each of the past two weeks.