Seahawks RB Thomas Rawls receives adorable gift from fan

Seahawks RB Thomas Rawls receives adorable gift from fan

Quarterback Russell Wilson has taken notice.

The Seahawks have activated running back Thomas Rawls off the Physically Unable to Perform (PUP) list, a significant step in his return from the broken ankle that has sidelined him since December.

Seahawks coach Pete Carroll has maintained all along that the team will proceed slowly with Rawls and won't rush him back.

But more than anything else, it's the offensive line.

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Then again, as unbelievable as Wilson is with escaping a pass rush, it only takes one missed block to potentially end his season. But am I here right now standing and walking and running? Yes. Or if it's rookie Alex Collins, there are bound to be growing pains while learning the intricacies of the zone-blocking scheme.

The Seahawks have their eyes on receiving another Super Bowl ring and with the talent they have across the board, the only thing that can stop them this season is themselves.

The Hawks open the preseason Saturday at Kansas City. Some have come through; several have not.

Left tackle Garry Gilliam is one of many here at team headquarters glad about that.

None of that means, though, that he knows yet when he will return to game action. They truly play for each other and have one another's backs. "We've got some good, young talent coming in".

Here's the thing about all of that - expecting to go 5-for-5 with every player is insane. "He's back now, and all the good stuff is going to happen".

Carroll said Rawls is anxious to get back on the field and resume what was a breakout season after Marshawn Lynch suffered a series of injuries during the 2015 season.

I don't see it happening with Britt. He had the one miscue but other than that he was good. But Carroll said Britt is having an impressive camp, and Wilson called him "big, smart and physical" after the Sunday scrimmage. He's a very violent football player and he needs time to get ready to play the way he does.

A calf injury prevented Webb from getting much work done in the offseason, so he's behind at this point.

"I really like the experience he brings to us, and the leadership he has shown in the past may be a factor for us, we don't know", Carroll said.

"Did they tell me it was going to be tough to get back?" They're happy with Ifedi's play inside thus far. Guard Jahri Evans was suited up, but didn't see action.

At his age, he's not anymore. Last year's offensive line was bad for the first half of the season, but this year's line should start the year off with more consistent play. "So we're gonna always be connected?"

Carroll noted Graham's injury is "totally different" from that of Rawls.

In early August, you can't call them bums or stars just yet.

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