The Seattle Seahawks will have fullback Marcel Reece (foot) in their divisional playoff game against the Atlanta Falcons on Saturday. The veteran back was a full participant in practice on Wednesday, not even being listed on the injury report. Meanwhile, rookie C.J. Prosise was limited, keeping his availability in doubt. Pete Carroll said that Prosise would need to be able to go at full speed before the game if he was going to have any shot from missing the last seven weeks, so that remains a mystery for now.
Reece has given the offense a nice boost since being signed five games ago. He’s been targeted five times in the passing game, catching all five and gaining 73 yards. He’s also done a nice job of blocking for running back Thomas Rawls.
It would be huge to have Prosise available as he was one of the more exciting offensive rookies in the NFL this season, albeit on a very limited basis. Prosise averaged 5.7 yards per carry and 12.2 yards per catch. In Week 6 against the Falcons, running back C.J. Spiller (since released, signed to fill the Prosise void) was targeted six times, catching three passes for 38 yards. He also fumbled. Christine Michael and Alex Collins combined for three rushing touchdowns that day as Seattle won 26-24. Expect the running backs to be featured heavily again this weekend, including Rawls, Collins, Reece, and hopefully Prosise.