The Seattle Seahawks expect tight end Jimmy Graham and running back Thomas Rawls to be ready for the start of the season, although they may not be able to go at the start of training camp in late July.
Coach Pete Carroll said Thursday as the team wrapped up its three-day mandatory minicamp that both are on track to be ready when the Seahawks open on Sept. 11 against Miami. Graham tore a patellar tendon last November, while Rawls broke an ankle in December.
Rawls' ADP has dropped about a round, likely due to fear that he won't be ready for Week 1. In the six games in which Rawls played and Marshawn Lynch did not, the rookie averaged 20.5 touches for 120 yards and 0.84 touchdowns (on a stellar 5.6 YPC). That doesn't even include Week 3, when he turned 16 carries into 104 yards while Lynch was limited to five carries. If Rawls is good to go Week 1, he's shaping up to be a nice value in the 4th.