If you thought the Seattle Seahawks backfield was only going to be a mess when Thomas Rawls eventually returns, then you thought wrong.
After Christine Michael was added to the Seahawks injury report on Friday, it looked like the team would be going in the direction of rookie C.J. Prosise leading the backfield against the New England Patriots on Sunday night.
According to a report by Sheil Kapadia of ESPN, that very well could be the case, after Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll spoke positively about the running back on Friday.
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He said: "He fits really well. He's a very versatile athlete that we're just trying to grow with and figure out where he fits and what we can do with him and kind of find a role that really suits him. There's not many restrictions here.
"He's big, he's fast, he can catch, and he can run. He runs nice, fast routes and all of that. He blocks well when he's had his chances, and he's been aggressive with his pass protection. It's just all positives, and we continue to work with him to see where we can fit him in and make him a factor for us."
With Michael listed as questionable for the Patriots game and Rawls still out recovering from a broken leg, Sunday could be the best opportunity Prosise gets all season to show his worth to the team and possibly win more carries in the future.
With the rookie picking up more carries over the past two weeks, it wouldn't be surprising if he starts this week. They'll be hoping he can impact the game and make it finish in a different outcome from when the last time the two teams met in Super Bowl XLIX when New England won 28-24.
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