Even though the Seattle Seahawks emphatically beat the Baltimore Ravens on Sunday, beating the Baltimore Ravens 35-6, the team sustained a huge loss in their late-season push towards the playoffs when running back Thomas Rawls went down with a season-ending ankle injury.
Rawls was replaced in the game by DuJuan Harris, who had received 59 previous regular-season carries with the Jacksonville Jaguars (2011) and Green Bay Packers (2012-14). This week, though, the Seahawks felt the need to find an outside solution, and the team announced they have signed Bryce Brown for the third time this season.
Brown backed up LeSean McCoy for the Philadelphia Eagles in 2012 and 2013, and was a teammate of current Seahawks situational back Fred Jackson with the Buffalo Bills in 2014 as well as the 2015 preseason. Brown has yet to actually play in a game for the Seahawks this season.
It’s an underwhelming end to a storybook season from Rawls, an undrafted rookie. Rawls stands ninth in the league in total rushing yards and had established nearly a half-yard lead over second place in yards per carry among regular running backs.
Having appeared in only seven games so far this season, Lynch is guaranteed to set a new career low in games played, as he has never appeared in fewer than 13 since his 2007 debut.