Seahawks Make Further Adjustments at RB

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The Seattle Seahawks are continuing to make late-season adjustments to their running back depth chart, following the season-ending injury sustained by unlikely star rookie Thomas Rawls.

Yesterday, the Seahawks re-signed Bryce Brown — the team had signed and cut Brown twice this season, before the running back had appeared in any games. Today, the team announced that they had cut running back DuJuan Harris, who had accumulated 18 carries in Rawls’ absence last week. Across two games with the Seahawks, Harris only managed 2.3 yards per carry.

Cutting Harris is perhaps an indication that the team will rely more on veteran situational back Fred Jackson, who has 24 rushing attempts and 24 passes caught with Seattle this season. In addition to Jackson and Brown, the Seahawks also may distribute more carries to fullbacks Derrick Coleman (three rushing attempts, one reception this season) and Will Tukuafu (one rushing touchdown on three attempts this season).

After a slow start to the season, Seattle has established a firm grasp on one of the two NFC Wild Card spots, with a 99.5% chance of making the playoffs, according to Football Outsiders. The team hosts the Cleveland Browns this Sunday.

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