Tight end Jimmy Graham and running back Thomas Rawls played after both had season-ending injuries, and then surgeries, toward the end of last season.

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Tight end Jimmy Graham and running back Thomas Rawls played after both had season-ending injuries, and then surgeries, toward the end of last season.

Both Graham and Rawls had limited snaps against the Dolphins, but coach Pete Carroll said they should play more next week against the Rams.

“We didn’t over use them, but we used them enough to get them going,” Carroll said. “Those guys will be able to play more as we move forward.”

Rawls had 12 carries for just 32 yards (2.7 yards per carry) and also caught three passes for 26 yards. Christine Michael started at running back, and Rawls rotated in. Rawls was always quick to get up, jumping and clapping, after carrying the ball.

Seahawks 12, Dolphins 10

 

“It was very exciting,” Rawls said. “It felt amazing. I got out there and got a chance to be physical, get some hits, take some hits and try to deliver some.”

Graham played less than Rawls. He was always a little behind Rawls in the rehab process. Rawls played a few snaps in the final preseason game while Graham didn’t play in any preseason games.

Graham caught one pass for 11 yards against Miami, but his one catch was on the Seahawks’ game-winning drive late in the fourth quarter.

“Run the route just right, just perfect, and boom,” Russell Wilson said.