JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — The Jacksonville Jaguars placed veteran running back Alfred Blue on injured reserve more than two weeks after he hurt his left ankle in a preseason game.
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — The Jacksonville Jaguars have signed former Minnesota Vikings running back Roc Thomas, who is suspended for the first three games of the regular season for violating the...
CINCINNATI (AP) — Giovani Bernard is the last veteran running back standing for the Cincinnati Bengals, and even he was limited in practice on Wednesday.
The Bengals (2-0) head to Carolina (1-1) with Bernard as their only experienced back who knows their system. No. 3 back Tra Carson was waived Wednesday after suffering a hamstring injury in practice.
The Bengals signed free agent running back Thomas Rawls, who was released by the Jets at the end of training camp.
FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) — New York Jets have signed former Kansas City Chiefs running back Charcandrick West.
The move Friday came a few hours before the Jets' preseason game against the Giants.
West was waived by the Chiefs on Wednesday after four seasons in Kansas City.
FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) — New York Jets running back Eli McGuire has a broken foot that will likely sideline him for several weeks.
Coach Todd Bowles confirmed the injury after practice Saturday. He says McGuire was hurt Friday while making a cut — a non-contact injury — during the Jets' first practice of training camp in the team's indoor facility. McGuire was seen limping off the field late in the session and didn't return.
FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) — The New York Jets have signed running back Thomas Rawls and linebacker Neville Hewitt.
The Jets announced the moves Friday. In need of help at running back after starter Matt Forte retired, New York turned to Rawls, who spent three seasons with the Seattle Seahawks, starting 17 games. He gained 1,336 yards and scored seven touchdowns on 314 carries for a 4.3-yard average. The 24-year-old Rawls also had 31 receptions for 266 yards and one TD.
RENTON, Wash. (AP) — The Seattle Seahawks are keeping defensive end Dion Jordan after placing an original-round tender on the restricted free agent.
Seattle announced the move Wednesday. Jordan, a former first-round pick with Miami, restarted his career with Seattle last season. He appeared in five games late in the season and had four sacks in his limited action.
SEATTLE SEAHAWKS (9-7)
UNRESTRICTED FREE AGENTS: TEs Jimmy Graham and Luke Willson; Gs Luke Joeckel, Matt Tobin and Oday Aboushi; RB Eddie Lacy; DT Sheldon Richardson; Ss Bradley McDougald and DeShawn Shead; LBs Michael Wilhoite, Terence Garvin and Dewey McDonald; WR Paul Richardson; K Blair Walsh; DE Marcus Smith; CB Byron Maxwell; QB Austin Davis.
RESTRICTED FREE AGENTS: DE Dion Jordan; CB Justin Coleman; RBs Mike Davis and Thomas Rawls.
RENTON, Wash. (AP) — Twelve weeks into the regular season, quarterback Russell Wilson remains the leading rusher for the Seattle Seahawks.
Wilson has 401 rushing yards on the season. Eddie Lacy, Thomas Rawls, J.D. McKissic and Mike Davis — the four running backs on the Seahawks' active roster — have combined for 463 yards. Seattle running backs have just one rushing touchdown, a 30-yard run by McKissic in Week 4.
SEATTLE (AP) — Left tackle Duane Brown is active for the Seattle Seahawks despite an ankle injury that limited him in practice this week.
Brown went through an extensive pregame workout about two hours before kickoff of Monday's game against Atlanta and appeared to give a thumbs-up as he left the field. Brown was listed as questionable after being injured in the first half of Seattle's win over Arizona on Nov. 9.
RENTON, Wash. (AP) — Thomas Rawls still smiles. He still talks of his determination and desire to help his team improve and ultimately win.
But it hasn't been an easy first month of the season for the Seattle Seahawks running back. He's been in the middle of a backfield rotation that's proven more challenging to balance than first expected.
SEATTLE (AP) — Seahawks wide receiver Doug Baldwin was active for Sunday night's game against Indianapolis despite being listed as questionable because of a groin injury.
Baldwin looked to be moving without issue during early pregame warmups. Baldwin suffered the groin strain late in Seattle's loss at Tennessee last week.
Baldwin is Seattle's leading receiver with 20 catches for 212 yards and one touchdown. No other Seattle wide receiver has more than nine receptions.
Eddie Lacy is a surprise inactive Sunday for Seattle a week after struggling to get going in the season opener against Green Bay.
Lacy was not listed on any injury report this week and was held to 3 yards on five carries in the opening loss to the Packers. Seattle is going with Thomas Rawls, Chris Carson and C.J. Prosise at running back.
Seattle cornerback Richard Sherman is active after being listed as questionable with a hamstring injury and sitting out two days of practice this week.
RENTON, Wash. (AP) — Thomas Rawls believes he's finally healthy enough to rediscover the form that made him a breakout star as a rookie two seasons ago for the Seattle Seahawks before injuries derailed his success.
It's a good thing Rawls is feeling that well, considering he will be in a full competition for the starting running back spot when training camp begins next month.
The Atlanta Falcons and New England Patriots are the favorites as the NFL playoffs resume on Saturday.
The Falcons get the weekend started hosting the Seattle Seahawks in the NFC divisional playoff game, while the Patriots are heavy favorites in the night game hosting the Houston Texans.
Both games are rematches of regular season meetings: the Seahawks beat the Falcons 26-24 in Week 6 in Seattle and the Patriots shut out the Texans 27-0 in Week 3.
ATLANTA (AP) — Seahawks backup running back C.J. Prosise is inactive for Saturday's NFC divisional playoff game against the Atlanta Falcons.
Prosise was unable to return from a shoulder injury in a short practice week for Seattle, leaving Thomas Rawls to handle most of the carries. Prosise has not played since hurting his shoulder against New England on Nov. 20.
Prosise was on the field for pregame drills after being listed as a full participant in Thursday's walkthrough practice.
SEATTLE (AP) — It was the most obvious question in the aftermath of Thomas Rawls and the Seattle Seahawks running their way to another playoff victory.
Where has that kind of a run game been hiding for most of the season?
"I really had a sense it was going to happen," Seattle coach Pete Carroll said wryly after the Seahawks 26-6 win over Detroit on Saturday night. "No, I didn't. But I'm telling you, that's the game we've been looking for."
SEATTLE (AP) — The formula that has led the Seattle Seahawks to unmatched success over the past five seasons returned.
A healthy dose of Thomas Rawls rumbling on the ground. A few timely throws by Russell Wilson helped by some remarkable catches. And a defense that never allowed Detroit a sniff of the end zone.
"This felt like old times. This felt great," Seattle cornerback Richard Sherman said.
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Paul Richardson opened the scoring with a spectacular one-handed catch, and Thomas Rawls led a resurgent Seattle running game, helping the Seahawks top the Detroit Lions 26-6 on Saturday night in the NFC playoffs.
RENTON, Wash. (AP) — Seattle Seahawks wide receiver Tyler Lockett has undergone surgery after breaking two bones in his lower right leg in Saturday's loss to the Arizona Cardinals.
Seattle coach Pete Carroll said during his weekly radio show on KIRO-AM in Seattle on Monday that Lockett underwent surgery late Saturday night for a broken tibia and fibula in his right leg.
SEATTLE (AP) — The Los Angeles Rams will be without starting cornerback E.J. Gaines and starting safety Maurice Alexander on Thursday night against the Seattle Seahawks.
Alexander and Gaines were both inactive. Alexander had been ruled out with a concussion, while Gaines was doubtful due to a thigh injury. The Rams also placed standout defensive end Robert Quinn on injured reserve on Thursday, ending his season early due to a concussion.
SEATTLE (AP) — Behind Thomas Rawls bouncing off and through tacklers and a big-play punch from Tyler Lockett, the Seattle Seahawks rediscovered their offensive star power on Sunday night.
It came at a significant cost to their defense.
Rawls ran for 103 yards and two touchdowns in the first half, Lockett took a reverse 75 yards for a score to open the second half and the Seahawks routed the Carolina Panthers 40-7 on Sunday night.
RENTON, Wash. (AP) — Pete Carroll took responsibility Monday for the poor performance by the undermanned Seattle Seahawks against Tampa Bay.
There is optimism, though, that a number of starters that missed the loss to the Buccaneers will be back for next Sunday's game against Carolina.
"I don't think that this is a trend or this is a turn in the wrong direction or any of that kind of stuff. I think we had a bad outing and we're going to get right this week and get back at it," Carroll said.
The bad news this week is you'll miss top players like Julio Jones and Melvin Gordon. The good news? It's the last week fantasy players will likely face significant, widespread bye challenges.
The fantasy playoffs are getting closer, intensifying each lineup move and roster decision. Even when the pressure is on, you'll have your best shot this week by being properly informed and not overthinking your strategies and choices.
RENTON, Wash. (AP) — Thomas Rawls is back practicing with Seattle for the first time since Week 2. C.J. Prosise showed last week that he could be a solution for the Seahawks' underachieving run game.
And Christine Michael has once again been discarded by the Seahawks.
There are definitive changes that Seattle has made in an attempt to spark the 30th-ranked running offense in the NFL, centered on the belief that the combo of Rawls and Prosise can be the answer.
RENTON, Wash. (AP) — The Seattle Seahawks released running back Christine Michael after the former second-round draft pick lost his starting job to rookie C.J. Prosise.
Seattle also released veteran defensive tackle Sealver Siliga and signed defensive tackle John Jenkins.
The move by Seattle came as a surprise if for nothing else than depth concerns, but that worry is mitigated by the expected return of Thomas Rawls this week.
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — Running back Dion Lewis is inactive for New England's game against Seattle on Sunday night in a rematch of the Patriots' Super Bowl victory two seasons ago.
Lewis, who was added to the 53-man roster on Saturday, started the season on the reserve/physically unable to perform list after sitting out training camp. He hasn't appeared in a game since Week 9 of 2015, when he suffered a left ACL injury against Washington.
GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Arizona quarterback Carson Palmer was active Sunday night against Seattle after being listed as questionable Friday with a hamstring injury.
The Seahawks were without safety Kam Chancellor and the Cardinals didn't have wide receiver John Brown. Chancellor has a groin injury and Brown has been diagnosed with sickle cell traits that cause pain in his legs.
RENTON, Wash. (AP) — The standard in Seattle has been that the Seahawks are going to be among the better teams in the NFL at running the football.
Except this year. And it's not as simple as Marshawn Lynch no longer being around.
Going into Sunday's game against division rival Arizona, the Seahawks are near the bottom of the league in a number of rushing categories. Seattle is 25th in the league averaging just 88.8 yards per game and 30th in yards per attempt at just 3.2.
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — A bit hobbled and banged up, Russell Wilson gets some time now to rest up.
That's good news for the Seattle Seahawks, who went 3-1 despite limps, aches and pains for their star quarterback to start the season.
"I've got two full weeks?" a wide-eyed Wilson asked after a 27-17 victory over the New York Jets on Sunday. "I can't wait."
The Seattle Seahawks were without two of their top three running backs for Sunday's NFC West Division matchup against San Francisco, with both Thomas Rawls and C.J. Prosise on the inactive list.
Rawls suffered a shin injury in the first half of last week's game against Los Angeles, leaving Christine Michael to take the bulk of the carries. Prosise was inactive for the second straight week after cracking a bone in his hand in the opener against Miami.
RENTON, Wash. (AP) — The Seattle Seahawks are optimistic injured offensive starters Doug Baldwin, Tyler Lockett and Thomas Rawls will be able to play Sunday against San Francisco.
RENTON, Wash. (AP) — When the Seattle Seahawks released their depth chart for the season opener against Miami, there was a surprising hierarchy at running back.
Christine Michael was slotted ahead of Thomas Rawls.
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — On a night when the starters for both teams spent most of the night on the sideline, Seattle running back Thomas Rawls made a big statement by getting on the field for only a few plays.
Rawls carried twice for 8 yards in his first game in more than eight months since breaking his ankle and the Seahawks finished the preseason by beating the Oakland Raiders 23-21 on Thursday night.