While Seahawks coach Pete Carroll said Monday he expects Thomas Rawls will be able to play Sunday against the 49ers, the team appears to be looking at other tailback options just in case — either for this week or the playoffs.
There was also a report (which has yet to be confirmed by the transaction wire or the team) that the Seahawks have re-signed running back Kelvin Taylor to the practice squad. Taylor, a sixth-round pick of the 49ers this year, was on Seattle’s active roster for the win over the Rams, then released the following week. He is the son of former NFL star Fred Taylor, and like his father played at Florida.
Rawls suffered a bruised shoulder in the first half of Saturday’s 34-31 win over Arizona and did not play in the second half. HC Pete Carroll expects Rawls to be OK.
Sep 14, 2015 · 5:35 PM EDT
Just days after elevating him from the practice squad to the 53-man roster, the Miami Dolphins cut running back Jonas Gray. The former New England Patriots running back was the second back released by the Dolphins on Monday, with LaMichael James being the first.
Mostert led the NFL in yards from scrimmage this preseason, although it's unlikely that he'll be used as a running back often for the Dolphins. Instead, he could see time as a kick returner, which is a role he filled in college at Purdue.
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Sep 14, 2015 · 1:33 PM EDT
Dolphins running back LaMichael James touched the ball only twice on Sunday at Washington, both on kickoff returns, and on one of those two returns he fumbled. That fumble may have been the final straw for James.
James was involved in an altercation with teammate Landry Jones last week, but that doesn’t seem to be a part of the Dolphins’ decision to cut him. Instead, it’s simply a matter of James being unable to contribute consistently, either on offense or on special teams.