RB C.J. Prosise Fighting For Roster Spot

One look at the Seahawks depth chart would lead anyone to infer that running back C.J. Prosise is on the roster bubble. However, it makes it a whole lot easier when the head coach comes out and says it.

Talking to reports this week, Pete Carroll said the former Seattle draft pick is fighting for a spot on the team.

“C.J. has really jumped out, too,” Carroll said (via Bob Condotta of the Seattle Times). “He’s looked good now. He knows he’s battling (for a roster spot).’’

Prosise, a third-round pick back in 2016, is battling a number of running backs for a backup gig. First-rounder Rashaad Penny is expected to earn the starting gig, but any of Prosise, Chris CarsonJ.D. McKissic, and Mike Davis could make the team. For what it’s worth, Roster Resource currently lists Prosise fourth on the depth chart.

There was once hope that the 24-year-old would be Seattle’s long-term replacement for Marshawn Lynch. Unfortunately, the young running back has battled injuries during his brief career. Both his 2016 and 2017 seasons ending prematurely due to a fractured scapula and an ankle injury, respectively. In 11 career games (two starts), Prosise has compiled 195 rushing yards (4.8-yards per carry) and one score. He’s added another 23 receptions for 295 yards.

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  1. kaehlaone

    Only way Prosise doesn’t make the roster is if he gets hurt again. He’s clearly the #3 right now

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  2. BigGrumpki

    CJ vs. JD – Battle for 3rd town complacency. One returns kicks, the other is from Notre Dame.

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