Seahawks rookie running back C.J. Prosise hasn’t played since Week 11 after suffering a fractured scapula, but there’s a chance — however slim — that he could return to the field when the Seahawks face the Falcons on Saturday. Prosise attended a walthrough practice today, according to Bob Condotta of the Seattle Times (Twitter link), but he’ll need to be cleared for contact before determining if he can play this weekend, tweets Adam Caplan of ESPN.com. In fact, head coach Pete Carroll said Prosise will need to practice at “full speed” in order to play against Atlanta, per Liz Mathews of The Seahawks Wire (Twitter link).
Prosise, Seattle’s third-round pick in 2016, played sparingly throughout the season until breaking out in Week 10. On 17 carries against the Patriots, Prosise managed 77 yards, and added seven receptions for another 87 yards. Fellow running back Christine Michael was soon waived, leaving Prosise as the likely starter going forward. But after a 72-yard touchdown run the following week, Prosise suffered the shoulder injury that has kept him out ever since.
In Prosise’s absence, the remaining Seattle running backs delivered poor performances until the first round of the postseason, when 2015 hero Thomas Rawls rushed for more than 150 yards against the Lions in a Wild Card weekend win. Alex Collins, George Farmer, J.D. McKissic, Terrence Magee, and fullback Marcel Reece make up the rest of the Seahawks’ backfield at the moment.
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