The Seahawks are on the verge of getting running back Thomas Rawls back in the lineup. Coach Pete Carroll told 710 ESPN Seattle that Rawls is practicing to play this week (Twitter link via Sheil Kapadia of ESPN.com).
If all goes well, Rawls will be activated for Sunday’s game against the Eagles. Last week, Carroll indicated that the tailback looked “fast and confident” in limited practice reps and he’ll get the green light if he can do more in the coming days.
In recent weeks, Christine Michael has slipped, leading Seattle to give more work to C.J. Prosise in yesterday’s win over New England. Now, we could effectively see a three-headed committee in the backfield. If Sunday’s game was any indication, Prosise and Rawls could lead the way while Michael takes a backseat.
Rawls, 23, was a revelation during his rookie season, rushing for more than 800 yards and four touchdowns in relief of Marshawn Lynch. He could see a feature role once again, starting this Sunday afternoon.
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