Seahawks’ Thomas Rawls practices Wednesday, expected to play Sunday; Kam Chancellor sits

Dec 28, 2016, 2:32 PM | Updated: 5:00 pm

Thomas Rawls didn't play in the second half of Seattle's game against Arizona with a shoulder injur...

Thomas Rawls didn't play in the second half of Seattle's game against Arizona with a shoulder injury. (AP)


RENTON – Seahawks coach Pete Carroll said running back Thomas Rawls should be able to play Sunday in Seattle’s regular-season finale against San Francisco despite a shoulder injury that knocked him out of last week’s game. The team listed Rawls as a full participant in Wednesday’s practice.

Rawls hurt his shoulder last week against Arizona and didn’t play in the second half, watching the remainder of Seattle’s loss in street clothes. Carroll called it a bruise afterward and said Rawls would have an MRI. Rawls said Wednesday that he isn’t sure when or exactly how he was hurt and that he feels OK now.

“He feels good,” Carroll said. “He’s looking forward to being able to work through the week. We’ve got to see what happens, but what bothered him is very slight and he should be fine.”

Seattle’s injury list was short on Wednesday but it also included strong safety Kam Chancellor sitting out with an ankle injury. It’s presumably the same one that caused him to leave Saturday’s game for a few series before returning. Jeron Johnson took his place, a surprise given how Kelcie McCray had filled in for Chancellor both late last season and earlier this year.

Tight end Jimmy Graham also sat Wednesday, but his absence was listed as not injury-related. So it appears it was just another one of his usual rest days.

Clayton: Seahawks uncharacteristically piling up problems late in season

With Rawls on track to play Sunday, the Seahawks would avoid yet another significant setback in their backfield, which has undergone a great deal of injury-related turnover this season. Eight different tailbacks have carried the ball for Seattle this year and a few more have spent time on the team’s roster.

One of those injured tailbacks is rookie C.J. Prosise, who has been sidelined since last month with a broken scapula. The Seahawks have been keeping him on their 53-man roster in the hopes that he could be back in time for the postseason. Carroll on Wednesday said there’s still a possibility that Prosise returns but that it won’t be for at least two more weeks.

“He’s doing well. He’s working out and all,” Carroll said. “It’s still a couple weeks away from a chance and we don’t know on that. We’ve got to wait.”

Defensive tackle Ahtyba Rubin has a sprained wrist but is practicing Wednesday, according to Carroll.

Here’s what he said about the move to promote second-year wide receiver Kasen Williams from the practice squad after placing Tyler Lockett on Injured Reserve: “Kasen’s had a terrific year with us, practicing with us and we’ve been knowing that he would be the next guy up. He’s ready to play football and has done just remarkably well throughout really the second half of the season being with us, so it’s a real logical move for us to make.”

Seattle Seahawks

Seattle Seahawks Zach Charbonnet Cardinals 2024...

Cameron Van Til

Seahawks RB: New OC Grubb ‘opening it up’ on offense

Seattle Seahawks second-year running back Zach Charbonnet joined Wyman and Bob to discuss new OC Ryan Grubb's offense and his rookie season.

12 hours ago

Brock Huard Madden NFL 25...

Brent Stecker

Seattle Sports’ Brock Huard added as Madden NFL 25 announcer

Seattle Sports' own Brock Huard will be one of six announcers in Madden NFL 25, the latest edition of the annual football video game.

1 day ago

Seattle Seahawks Geno Smith...

Cameron Van Til

Seahawks takeaways: What stands out after minicamp

Here are six takeaways following the Seattle Seahawks' mandatory minicamp, which marked the conclusion of their spring offseason program.

2 days ago

Seattle Seahawks Leonard Williams 2023 49ers...

Cameron Van Til

Moving around: How Seahawks’ D-line is fitting into new scheme

Leonard Williams and Jarran Reed shed light on the positional versatility of the defensive line in the Seattle Seahawks' new scheme.

2 days ago

Seattle Seahawks Riq Woolen OTAs 2024...

Cameron Van Til

Secondary shines during Seahawks’ minicamp

The defense turned Wednesday's second and final day of Seattle Seahawks minicamp into a turnover-fest with five interceptions.

3 days ago

Seattle Seahawks Jaxon Smith-Njigba OTAs 2024...

Cameron Van Til

After standout spring, JSN primed to be ‘massive piece’ of Seahawks’ offense

Seattle Seahawks second-year wide receiver Jaxon Smith-Njigba could be primed for a breakout season after excelling in OTAs and minicamp.

3 days ago

Seahawks’ Thomas Rawls practices Wednesday, expected to play Sunday; Kam Chancellor sits