Player News - Seahawks

Date: Team: Pos:

Thomas Rawls (ankle) won't play in Thursday's preseason game.

Missing Seattle's regular season dress rehearsal is far from ideal, but also entirely expected. Rawls is still locked in as the Seahawks' primary early-down banger, but is facing serious heat from a resurgent Christine Michael. Rawls needs to be on his game from Week 1, something that will be a challenge after barely practicing this offseason.
Aug 23 - 7:45 PM

Seahawks RB C.J. Prosise is expected to see time in Thursday's preseason game.

The third-round rookie missed Seattle's first two exhibition games. Prosise had been ticketed for third-down duties, but has since been passed up by a resurgent Christine Michael. Prosise isn't on the re-draft radar for Week 1.
Aug 23 - 3:46 PM

Thomas Rawls (ankle) has resumed practicing without limitations, and ESPN Seahawks reporter Sheil Kapadia says Rawls is "on track to start the opener."

Despite Christine Michael's monster preseason, the Seattle beat writers foresee Rawls as the Week 1 lead back. "He looks really good and I think the signs are very positive that he's going to be ready in a couple weeks to play," coach Pete Carroll said Sunday. Kapadia previously projected Rawls to log 15 carries in Week 1 versus Miami, with Michael handling seven rushing attempts.
Source: ESPN.com
Aug 21 - 6:49 PM

Seahawks rookie TE Nick Vannett is dealing with a high ankle sprain.

Coach Pete Carroll said Vannett has "responded well" since going down in Thursday's preseason game, but there is no timetable for his return. A third-round pick out of Ohio State, Vannett is behind Jimmy Graham and Luke Willson on the depth chart. Vannett is a low-upside commodity in Dynasty leagues.
Source: ESPN.com
Aug 21 - 5:02 PM

According to ESPN Seahawks reporter Sheil Kapadia, "by all indications" Christine Michael "will have role on offense once the regular season starts."

Kapadia's article (linked below) has numerous quotes from teammates and coaches citing Michael's improved maturity and on-field performance. Despite poor work habits and preparation to this point, fourth-year RB Michael has averaged 4.7 yards per carry in his career. He has averaged 5.82 YPC on 17 preseason totes while showing dramatic improvement in the passing game. Michael may not be a threat to Thomas Rawls' Week 1 starting job, but beat writers and coaches anticipate C-Mike logging significant playing time.
Source: ESPN.com
Aug 19 - 1:53 PM

Christine Michael rushed for 55 yards on ten carries and caught a nine-yard pass in Seattle's second preseason game.

Through two preseason contests working with Seattle's first-team offense, C-Mike has 99 yards on 17 carries (5.82 YPC). He has shown power and explosiveness on the field, and even lined up out wide for his nine-yard reception Thursday night. The Seahawks seem to have gained trust in C-Mike as a receiving asset, which is an area in which Thomas Rawls does not excel. With rookie C.J. Prosise far behind due to a hamstring injury, it's possible Michael will open the season as Seattle's primary passing-game back in addition to changing the pace behind projected starter Rawls.
Aug 19 - 12:02 AM

Seahawks GM John Schneider indicated Thomas Rawls (ankle) won't play before the preseason finale.

In other words, he will miss the Seahawks' regular season dress rehearsal next week. Rawls returned to practice two weeks ago and resumed taking 11-on-11 reps this week, although he isn't a full participant yet. It would be disappointing if we didn't get a good look at Rawls before Week 1. Beat writers still expect him to open the year as Seattle's 1A back with Christine Michael as the 1B.
Aug 18 - 9:30 PM

Coach Pete Carroll acknowledged Wednesday that the Seahawks "don't know" whether Jimmy Graham (knee) will be ready for Week 1.

Graham is off the active/PUP list, but isn't participating in team drills. "We're shooting for: Where is he at the start of the season? And we'll evaluate then on how much longer it may take, or he may be ready. We don't know that yet," Carroll said. "We don't have a timetable for this that he has to meet any schedule at all. We're just working him back, and he's gaining confidence, and it's really important not to have any setbacks. So we're being careful." Coming off one of the most devastating injuries a football player can suffer, Graham is tough to justify as anything more than a late-round TE2 flyer.
Source: ESPN.com
Aug 17 - 5:05 PM

ESPN Seahawks reporter Sheil Kapadia believes 900 yards and eight touchdowns is a "reasonable projection" for sophomore WR Tyler Lockett.

Kapadia admits there is "upside" for more. Lockett posted a 51-664-6 line as a rookie while playing just over 60 percent of the offensive snaps. Expect him to be in on over 80 percent in year two. With the Seahawks possibly leaning more on Russell Wilson, Lockett is a high-upside pick in the middle rounds.
Source: ESPN.com
Aug 17 - 11:20 AM

KJR Seattle's Curtis Crabtree believes third-rounder C.J. Prosise's health -- or lack thereof -- has put him in danger of falling out of the Seahawks' backfield rotation.

In a roster breakdown, Crabtree listed Prosise as on the "bubble," but it doesn't seem to be as grave as that. Prosise simply hasn't been able to stay healthy since he was picked 90th overall in April, battling a hip flexor in the spring and now missing two weeks with a hamstring injury. Prosise returned to practice the past two days, but he again required an ice pack on the hammy Tuesday. Christine Michael and Alex Collins have passed Prosise on the depth chart.
Source: KJR Seattle
Aug 16 - 10:20 PM

ESPN Seahawks reporter Sheil Kapadia believes Thomas Rawls remains entrenched as the team's starting running back, but suggests Rawls could lose "six to eight touches per game" to Christine Michael.

Kapadia projects Rawls at 15 carries per game to open the year, with Michael at seven and "two to the other backs," consisting of C.J. Prosise and Alex Collins. The Seahawks believe Michael has had enough of an "awakening" that he has become a large part of their offensive plans. Rawls remains a target in the fifth round of fantasy drafts. C-Mike is worthy of a late-round flyer.
Source: ESPN.com
Aug 16 - 11:27 AM

Seahawks coach Pete Carroll said Christine Michael was a "loose cannon at times."

Michael's inability to play within the offense was one of the reasons he was cut last season, but he has reportedly shown more "maturity" this year. "Physically, I think he shows a greater consistency in hitting things the way we expect him to hit them," Carroll said. "Mentally, certainly he’s different, he’s just grown up." Even with Thomas Rawls (ankle) nearing full health, it is possible Michael earns an early-season role.
Aug 16 - 9:00 AM

Seahawks signed DT Tony McDaniel.

McDaniel, 31, spent the 2013 and 2014 seasons with the Seahawks before making a one-year pit stop in Tampa Bay last season. He started 29 games for Seattle across those two seasons, but figures to slide in as a rotation run stuffer this time around. McDaniel played just 302 snaps last year for the Bucs.
Aug 15 - 6:06 PM

Thomas Rawls (ankle) returned to team drills on Monday.

It's a key step for Rawls, who is dealing with a resurgent Christine Michael on early downs. Coach Pete Carroll has said the duo will form a "one-two punch." Rawls is still the favorite to be the "one" in that scenario, but the longer he isn't full-go, the more it highlights Michael's excellent camp. Rawls is a "reward" RB2 who suddenly has a little extra risk.
Aug 15 - 3:08 PM

Seahawks RB C.J. Prosise (hamstring) returned to practice on Monday.

Prosise could be limited for a few days, but he's back on the practice field for the first time this month. The third-round rookie also missed "most" of the offseason program with a hip issue. The Seahawks want Prosise to be their new Fred Jackson in passing situations, but he can't afford to miss any more practice. Coach Pete Carroll has already said he's fallen behind.
Aug 15 - 2:04 PM


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