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Seattle Seahawks’ RBs Thomas Rawls, Eddie Lacy to evenly split carries

With the Seattle Seahawks starting running back Chris Carson season-ending injury, both Thomas Rawls and Eddie Lacy will evenly fill his shoes.

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After losing its starting running back Chris Carson to a season-ending injury against the Los Angeles Rams last Sunday, October 8, the Seattle Seahawks’ addressed the concerning issue at starting running back intact may be to roll with an comparable status squad featuring Eddie Lacy and Thomas Rawls.

“We’re just going to keep working our guys and keep rolling with both really worthy guys,” Carroll said. “We’ll just pound away and see what happens as the games go and everybody is ready to go.”

“There’s no reason to have any criteria for it right now because we like our guys, and really, equal status now is good for us,” Carroll continued. “We’ll see how they do.”

Once running back Chris Carson — who was was drafted by the Seattle Seahawks in the seventh rounder selection, 249th overall pick, in the 2017 NFL Draft — went down against the Los Angeles Rams, head coach and executive vice president Carroll evenly split the touches evenly between Thomas Rawls (eight carries, 20 yards) and Eddie Lacy (nine carries, 19 yards). However, neither of the aforementioned running back was able to get going forward, as the Seahawks ran for a season-low 62 yards.

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The Seattle Seahawks backfield figures to get more crowded with the impending come back of C.J. Prosise, who missed the last two previous matchups due to an ankle injury. The Seahawks also have rookie running back J.D. McKissic, who has proven himself to be a useful weapon in the receiving contest in his first couple of contests.

Apart from his new unit, Pete Carroll will be needing to puzzle out some other things out in order to get his game up and completely running again. Fortunately, the franchise have selections to pick from at running back position.

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