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The New York Jets have signed running back Thomas Rawls and linebacker Neville Hewitt. In need of help at running back after starter Matt Forte retired, New York turned to Rawls. Rawls spent three seasons with the Seattle Seahawks, starting 17 games. Hewitt spent the past three seasons with the Miami Dolphins either on the active roster or practice squad.
If the Seahawks don’t improve on Sunday when they take on the San Francisco 49ers, then the doubts about this team and season will not only increase in intensity but take on added validity.
One interesting question about the Seahawks entering the 2017 season for fans, media, fantasy football players and others on the outside may not be one the team cares a whole lot about: Who will start at tailback?
Thomas Rawls believes he’s finally healthy enough to rediscover the form that made him a breakout star as a rookie two seasons ago. Rawls will be in a full competition for the starting running back spot when training camp begins next month.
When a guy gets called out for being too fat in a place where haute cuisine consists of PBR, bratwurst and cheese curds, the shame figures to run thick as poutine. Which is why Eddie Lacy is shaping up as the most intriguing training camp story for the Seahawks in July.
If Pete Carroll’s answers to questions about Richard Sherman and Marshawn Lynch drew most of the attention from his media session at the NFL league meetings earlier this week, the giddiness of his comments about two other players – Jimmy Graham and Thomas Rawls – was also hard to ignore.
It was the most obvious question in the aftermath of Thomas Rawls and the Seattle Seahawks running their way to another playoff victory.
The Seattle Seahawks announced this week that they will have University of Washington seismologists at the ready Saturday night to provide real-time monitoring of the ground vibrations generated by fans during their NFC wild-card playoff game against Detroit.
Thomas Rawls touched the football on Sunday for the first time in 10 weeks, and 69,190 customers in CenturyLink Field cocked their ears to hear the collision – because they know Rawls doesn’t just seek contact, but cultivates it.
Thomas Rawls jabbed a finger for pointed emphasis. He smacked his hands together. His voice quickened with excitement.
There was so much hope, so much optimism, so much talk of growth the second time around. Christine Michael returned to the Seahawks last year not just a reclamation project but a different player: more mature, more disciplined, a better pro.
With the emergence of C.J. Prosise and the expected return from injury of Thomas Rawls quickly changing the face of the Seahawks’ backfield, the team on Tuesday decided to waive running back Christine Michael, likely bringing to an end one of the more enigmatic careers in recent Seahawks’ history.
To Seahawks coach Pete Carroll, offensive balance isn’t necessarily about running and passing an equal amount of time.
As eccentric as Marshawn Lynch might have been off the field, he was one of the Seahawks’ steadiest presences on it from the day he arrived in October 2010 until suffering his first major injury midway through last season.
The Seahawks on Wednesday signed veteran running back C.J. Spiller, adding depth to an injury-ravaged backfield in time for Sunday’s game against the New York Jets.
Seattle Seahawks coach Pete Carroll confirmed that Russell Wilson has a sprained MCL in his left knee but indicated it doesn’t appear overly serious saying Wilson is moving around and “walking fine” though saying it’s still unclear if he will play Sunday against the New York Jets.
Turning points are often easiest to decipher in retrospect.
While the Seahawks have listed running back Thomas Rawls as doubtful for Sunday’s home game against the San Francisco 49ers, Seattle coach Pete Carroll said he remains hopeful that Rawls may be able to play.
As the regular season nears, one of the more intriguing questions facing the Seahawks is how the team will divvy up the carries between Thomas Rawls and Christine Michael.
Thomas Rawls is back. Jeremy Lane sat. During the national anthem.