Third-round pick C.J. Prosise practiced for the first time since the first day of camp and seventh-round pick running back Zac Brooks practice for the first time in more than a week as each returned from hamstring issues.
“That’s a real boost for us to see those guys back out,” said coach Pete Carroll.
They were joined in the backfield by Thomas Rawls, who continued his progress from last week by taking a few snaps during the team period — the first time he has done that since his return.
“Yeah, he looked really good,” Carroll said. “He’s been working really hard. He’s been working like crazy, so just to fit him in is what we were tyring to do today and he looked terrific.”
It remains unclear when Rawls will return to game action but getting back on the field in team drills Monday — even if his reps continue to be closely monitored — was another significant step, the story said. There was no mention of Christine Michael in this story, who has taken advantage of all the injuries with a strong camp. The big question going forward is what will be the role of all these backs. We'll continue to follow.
C.J. Prosise tweaked his hamstring at the beginning of practice and is not participating in team drills. It will probably take until the beginning of the preseason to figure out which of the backs is inching ahead of the rest.
Michael would seem to be the favorite to be first behind Rawls (assuming he's the starter) based on his second tour of duty with the team last year and playing pretty well. But there are some other names to keep an eye on as long as Rawls remains out.