Reports: Seahawks re-signing Bryce Brown after losing Thomas Rawls

Dec 14, 2015, 10:46 AM | Updated: 5:09 pm
Bryce Brown gives Seattle another running back with Thomas Rawls and Marshawn Lynch unavailable. (A...
Bryce Brown gives Seattle another running back with Thomas Rawls and Marshawn Lynch unavailable. (AP)
(AP)

The Seahawks are reportedly re-signing running back Bryce Brown after losing Thomas Rawls to a season-ending broken ankle Sunday against Baltimore.

Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network and Rob Rang of CBSSports.com reported on Monday that Seattle is bringing Brown back, though the team has yet to announce or confirm that move.

In addition to losing Rawls on Sunday, the Seahawks are still waiting for Marshawn Lynch to return from abdominal surgery. Coach Pete Carroll told “Brock and Salk” on Monday that there’s still no timetable for Lynch’s return, though he indicated that at this point it’s more about getting back into football shape than it is recovering from surgery, which he underwent on Nov. 25.

“He’s fixed, so it’s a matter of getting back in shape and being able to run and do all the crazy stuff that he does,” Carroll said. “We don’t know how long that’s going to take. It may be a couple of weeks. We don’t know.”

As previously noted, Brown was the most logical of Seattle’s available options considering the familiarity the Seahawks have with him and that he has with their offense. Brown, 24, has had two stints on Seattle’s roster this season, though he was inactive for the two games in which he’s been with the team.

It remains to be seen which role Brown assume now that he’s back with Seattle. Either he or DuJuan Harris will likely be the starter in Lynch’s absence, with 34-year-old Fred Jackson remaining Seattle’s third-down back. Harris took over as Seattle’s lead back when Rawls went down on Sunday. He carried 18 times for 42 yards and lost a fumble.

Brown was most recently released when Seattle activated cornerback Jeremy Lane from the Physically Unable to Perform list before the Pittsburgh game two weeks ago.

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