Seahawks likely to be without for Prosise and Pope for multiple weeks

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Seahawks Coach Pete Carroll provided an update on two of his team’s injured running backs Monday, but it remains unclear when C.J. Prosise and Troymaine Pope will be able to return to action.

Prosise suffered a fractured scapula in Sunday’s win over the Eagles. Carroll said he won’t need surgery but it’s too early to tell if Prosise will be able to return this season.

Pope suffered what Carroll called a “legitimate” high ankle sprain, and especially for a running back that injury always always means an absence of more than a week. Carroll also said that Thomas Rawls, who returned Sunday after a long absence caused by a foot injury, is “banged up” and will be limited in practice this week.

The Seahawks waived Christine Michael last week with Prosise having shown he was ready for a bigger role and Rawls coming back. Michael was claimed by the Packers, and Pope was promoted to the active roster.

Unless the Seahawks make another addition, Rawls will be the No. 1 back and Alex Collins, who was inactive for the Eagles, will be the No. 2 back. The Seahawks have a running back on their practice squad, George Farmer.

11 responses to “Seahawks likely to be without for Prosise and Pope for multiple weeks

  1. Funny to listen to football fans on one thread say that RBs are a dime a dozen and on another saying this team should have kept that RB they just dumped. Christine Michael was a good-not-great running back. And as we can clearly see from the way Prosise and Rawls ran over the Eagles, it’s not hard for other talented players to match or exceed the average numbers Michael was putting up. Now, it’s a crummy situation to be in, but the Seahawks will have to see how much depth they really have at the position. I expect they’ll probably kick the tired on several veterans during tryout-tuesday, but they’ll probably count on Collins to pick up the slack and bring Farmer up from the practice squad.

  2. Paging Mr. Lynch. Mr. M. Lynch, you’re services are required. Please board the next Oakland to Seattle flight.

  3. Opportunity knocks… Knile Davis awaits answer it. To wit, KC can trade him (again) for the second time in an month and (again) get nothing for him. Then, he can be released (again, this time by SEAT), as he was by GB and later NY, before resigning with KC (again.) Latest adventure, Chiefs welcome him back to their roster (again, for the third time this season.) Nobody wins (or loses), but it might result in an record for total number of times one player was signed / on different rosters (however briefly) in a single season.

  4. Collins had shown nothing so far. Looks like he is running uphill in the mud with full pack and Ankle weights on. Farmer may have more success than Collins. If Wilson keeps playing lights out, they should weather the storm.

  5. 12thmangohawks says:
    Nov 21, 2016 6:46 PM
    The hawks are still going to dominate. Sorry NFL fans, its Seattle on top again.
    Yeah, that’s the lines heard coming out of Kansas City this time last week….

  6. IIRC, Zac Brooks just came free, so they could put him on PS and work on Collins. Pretty straight-forward solution. You people overreact too much.

  7. Seattle will be fine at running back, the offensive line is run blocking far better as we get to the back end of the season. That 72 yard run by Prosise is a good example.

    Rawls was always going to be Seattle’s number 1 HB. He looks ready to roll but the team will need depth and I don’t even think the coaches believe much in Alex Collins because (fan favorite) Pope was pulled up from the practice squad and made active ahead of him. I hope he can come up and start playing remotely how he did in college.

    Seattle has top level weapons in the passing game. Baldwin, Graham, Lockett and Paul Richardson is getting more and more time.

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