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Seahawks activate Thomas Rawls

NFL: Seattle Seahawks-Minicamp Joe Nicholson-USA TODAY Sports

The Seattle Seahawks activated running back Thomas Rawls off of the PUP list on Sunday after he passed a physical. Rawls has been out since breaking his ankle against the Baltimore Ravens last December. He was seen on the sidelines on Sunday talking to Christine Michael as the Seahawks held an intra-squad scrimmage, their first of 2016 training camp.

In 13 games last season, Rawls rushed for 830 yards and 5.6 yards per carry after going undrafted out of Central Michigan. However, in the seven games where Rawls either started in place of Marshawn Lynch or got significant action, he was even better.

Seattle went 6-1 in those particular seven games and he twice rushed for over 160 yards, more than Lynch ever gained in a single game in his career.

The Seahawks could really use Rawls (or any running back) right about now, with C.J. Prosise (hamstring), Zac Brooks (hamstring), and Brandon Cottom (torn Achilles) also suffering injuries this year. Michael has taken full advantage of his opportunities in training camp it would seem, while Alex Collins fumbled early during Sunday’s scrimmage.