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Seahawks to re-sign Bryce Brown, per reports; will place Thomas Rawls on the IR

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Thomas Rawls' season is over after suffering a broken ankle in Seattle's blowout win over the Ravens on Sunday, so to bolster their depth for the stretch run, the Seahawks will re-sign running back Bryce Brown per reports by Rob Rang and Ian Rapoport.

Brown has bounced around the NFL in his short career and has been on and off the Seattle roster a few times this season.

He started out with the Eagles before being traded to the Bills during the offseason last year. He had 564 yards on 115 carries for Philly in 2012, a 4.9 yards per carry mark, then had 314 yards on 75 carries and 4.2 YPC in 2013 before being traded to Buffalo. In Buffalo last season, he had 36 carries for 126 yards at 3.5 YPC and fell down the depth chart under Rex Ryan before being released this year. Obviously, he was teammates with Fred Jackson in Buffalo.

Brown is 5'11, 220 pounds and is the brother of Ravens' LB Arthur Brown. At one point, he was a blue-chip recruit (#1 in the country) but he had a tumultuous college career and transferred from Tennessee to Kansas State before leaving school there and applying to the Draft. He's a good athlete but has had ball security issues at times. We'll see how much action he gets. It helps that he knows the Seahawks' system so he can, in theory, contribute right away.

As Ian Rapoport reported today, Marshawn Lynch is still a few weeks away from returning to action, and it wouldn't surprise me if the team uses him extremely sparingly (or not at all) until the playoffs roll around.