The struggles of the Seattle Seahawks running game in 2017 were no secret, and last week the team took the step of resigning running back Mike Davis, so that he will be a part of the mix at running back when training camp opens in July. Then, on Tuesday morning head coach Pete Carroll gave an update on the status of the recovery of Chris Carson, who had won the starting job before suffering a nasty injury against the Indianapolis Colts in Week 4.
A few other personnel notes from Pete Carroll's session at NFL league meetings --- said Chris Carson is 100 percent now so no concerns about being ready for OTAs. ....— Bob Condotta (@bcondotta) March 27, 2018
So there we have it, Chris Carson is ready to go. Obviously, there’s no guarantee that he’ll be back as the exact same player as he was in 2017, as Seattle fans have watched multiple running backs fail to come back following ankle surgery. This is at least a good sign, however, and if the team is confident in Carson and his ability to perform in 2018, it certainly reduces the need for the team to spend significant draft capital on a running back.