It's a tough break for Rawls, an undrafted rookie free agent who was very effective replacing an injured Marshawn Lynch. It's unclear when Lynch will be back, meaning the Seahawks will likely add another running back to replace Rawls. Also on the roster are Fred Jackson and DuJuan Harris. It was actually Harris who saw the bulk of the work, getting 18 carries to Jacksons' seven.
With Rawls now done for the season, the Seahawks will likely sign a replacement once Rawls goes on IR. Seattle doesn't have any RBs on the practice squad. With that in mind, here are five players the Seahawks could sign to replace Thomas Rawls.
5. Ray Rice, FA
Every time an NFL team has needed an RB this season, Rice's name pops up. I'm not a big fan of his, because I think he's washed up as a running back. In his last season with the Ravens, he put up a meager 3.1 yards per carry. He's a 28-year-old RB who hasn't played recently, so there is cause for concern. However, don't be surprised if his name comes up, especially among fans.
4. Ben Tate, FA
Tate hasn't played in an NFL game since last season, but he still has some talent. He did get a workout with the Chiefs when Charles went down, so he's at least on the minds of NFL teams. There is no harm in bringing him for a workout and seeing what he has left.
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3. Montee Ball, FA
Ball didn't make the Broncos' roster, but still has some talent. He has limited upside in the passing game, but offers value as a workhorse type back. He's worth brining in for a workout, even if the Seahawks don't sign him.
2. Christine Michael, Redskins
Michael is currently on the Washington Redskins' practice squad. He landed there after the Cowboys cut him following a trade from the Seahawks. Michael hasn't reached his potential, which is why Seattle traded him in the first place. It'd be interesting to see the Seahawks bring back Michael, but he does know the offense.
1. Bryce Brown, FA
Brown is quick, shifty and worth adding (again). The Seahawks have had Brown on their roster at times this season, and his knowledge of the offense will help. With Rawls out, I'd be surprised if Seattle didn't add Brown.Back to the Seattle Seahawks Newsfeed