Thomas Rawls top RB on Seahawks depth chart, but Week One status unknown

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Teams are always quick to point out that the depth charts they release are unofficial and the Seahawks may illustrate just how unofficial they can be this week.

The team has listed Thomas Rawls as the top running back on their depth chart for the season opener against the Packers, but it’s not clear that Rawls is going to play at all this week let alone serve as the first running back in the game. Rawls has been dealing with an ankle injury and coach Pete Carroll said at his Monday press conference that “we will find out during the week here” if Rawls can play.

If Rawls doesn’t play, the Packers depth chart says that former Packer Eddie Lacy will be the top back in the rotation. That would make for a good storyline in a game that already looks like one of the best of the opening weekend, but it will be a bit before we now if it is in play.

C.J. Prosise and seventh-round pick Chris Carson round out the depth chart. Carroll said Prosise is ready to play after his own ankle injury while Carson is coming off a strong preseason that likely has him in the mix for playing time early in his rookie season.

18 responses to “Thomas Rawls top RB on Seahawks depth chart, but Week One status unknown

  1. remember when the pack passed on Bell in the draft twice to select lacey!
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    No. I don’t remember that.

    In their long history, the Packers have never had a player by that name on their roster.

  2. Maybe Mike McCarthy should look for a coaching job in Seattle?
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    As with Mike Sherman, I’m hoping he lands somewhere in the NFC North.

    Nothing would make me happier than to see him wearing a purple hat with that dumbfounded look he always has on his face.

  3. cheeseisfattening says:
    Eddie Lacy has looked great since arriving in Seattle. Maybe Mike McCarthy should look for a coaching job in Seattle?

    If you want to troll, fine. But at least try to be a good troll. Lacy has looked as average as they come in Seattle, and except for one preseason play when he had a huge hole, has shown no burst whatsoever.

  4. Three of the 4 running backs Seattle has played less than a full season in 2016. The 4th running back is a rookie who did not play 16 games in college. If the trend continues, it means they will be down to a single running back by the time playoff comes and that is because he did not play many snaps as the 4th guy on the depth chart. LOL May be it won’t make a difference if they miss the playoffs. ROTFL.

  5. cheeseisfattening says:
    September 5, 2017 at 6:36 pm
    Eddie Lacy has looked great since arriving in Seattle. Maybe Mike McCarthy should look for a coaching job in Seattle?
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    Uh, no, he has not looked great. And if he was actually eating sunflower seeds on the sidelines, please tell me when they started serving seeds in wax paper, as shown in the photograph he was obviously trying to avoid?

  6. The star of this game is going to be M. Bennett, not Michael Bennett, but his brother, Martellus Bennett, TE for the Packers. The Legion of Bust has trouble covering TE over the years, getting burned by Greg Olsen of the Panthers and Jared Cook of the St. Louis Lambs. Watch Martellus beat his brother’s team with catch after catch.

  7. It’s too bad that Rawls can’t stay healthy. Dude’s a beast when healthy. It’s sad that most Seattle fans are heading into the season with the mindset and expectation that it’s not a matter of IF Rawls get injured, but WHEN. Same goes for Prosise and Richardson. And likewise with Lacy, it’s not a matter of if he gets too fat to run, but when. I absolutely think Carson will get an opportunity by midseason to take over, either due to injury or ineffectiveness of the other backs on the team.

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