Last week Seattle head coach Pete Carroll said he hoped the second-year player could return for the first time since suffering a hairline fracture in his fibula in a Week 2 loss at Los Angeles. But in his weekly appearance on 710 ESPN Seattle, Carroll tempered expectations when asked if he believed Rawls could play against Buffalo in prime time.
"No, I don't," Carroll said a day after Seattle's 25-20 road loss to the New Orleans Saints. "I think he'll be running full-go during the course of this week, is what we're hoping."
According to Carroll, Rawls wasn't able to run as much as they would have hoped last week and still needs time to get back into football shape after last playing on Sept. 18.