The Seattle Seahawks plan to sign running back Bryce Brown after losing Thomas Rawls for the season, according to reports from CBS draft analyst Rob Rang and NFL.com's Ian Rapoport. Rang was first to report the news.
Rawls suffered a broken and torn ligaments in his ankle in the first quarter of Sunday's road win over the Baltimore Ravens.
That leaves the Seahawks very thin at running back. Fourth-stringer DuJuan Harris had 18 carries for 42 yards without a touchdown Sunday. He also had a fumble inside the red zone. Fred Jackson, 34, added seven carries for 15 yards.
During his weekly appearance Monday on 710 ESPN Seattle's Brock and Salk, Carroll declined to confirm the Brown signing, but he did say that "stuff will happen through Tuesday."
Brown certainly has the skills but was considered raw when the Eagles took him in the seventh round a few years back. But he played well at times with the Birds before getting traded to Buffalo. Fumbles have been his big issue throughout his career, though. Reports said this would be a committee situation with whomever the Seahawks decided on, which now appears to be Harris, Brown and Fred Jackson splitting the workload, if the report is true. Seattle is expected to ride the hot hand of Russell Wilson to close the regular season and hope Marshawn Lynch comes back for the playoffs. We'll continue to break down this situation throughout the week, but it appears the team will trust Harris to get the bulk of the early down work.