Seahawks general manager John Schneider said on his pre-game radio show Thursday that RB Thomas Rawls could play in the team's fourth preseason game on Sept. 1 at Oakland.

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Seahawks running back Thomas Rawls was listed as one of 10 players who were not expected to play Thursday against the Minnesota Vikings, Seattle’s second preseason game, as he continues to recover from ankle surgery.

But Rawls could see game action before the preseason is done, general manager John Schneider said during his regular pre-game segment on the team’s flagship radio station, ESPN 710 Seattle.

Schneider said specifically that “Thomas, looking at maybe getting him in at the end of the fourth game, get him some carries, let him hit a little bit.”

The Seahawks host Minnesota next week and will conclude the preseason at Oakland on Sept. 1., the game Schneider was referring to in relation to Rawls.

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Rawls returned to practice two weeks ago and took something of a step forward this week by getting some reps during 11-on-11 periods.

Rawls also had a full uniform on before Thursday’s game against Minnesota, going through pre-game warmups.But that is not atypical for players who are rehabbing for the team to want the to get a workout in before the game.

Coach Pete Carroll said after the game against Minnesota that Rawls will practice full-go this week but that no decision has been made in his mind on when Rawls will play.

“He’s going to practice full go next week and we’ll just see what that means,” said Carroll. “No deadlines, no pressure on making a decision.   We’re just going to go with him and see how it goes. By late in the week, we’ll make a determination of where he is and we’ll go to the next week if we have to. He looks very good, he’s making great progress. He looks explosive and tough and all of that. With a regular week of work, maybe we’ll think about what that means. Maybe he plays, maybe he doesn’t.”

Tight end Jimmy Graham also continues to rehab from surgery to repair a patellar tendon injury. Graham also returned to practice two weeks ago but has yet to take part in team drills, and Carroll left open the possibility on Wednesday that he might not be ready for the start of the regular season on Sept. 11.

Schneider said of Graham that he’s “not sure about Jimmy” being able to play in the preseason. “Just trying to get him ready for the season,” Schneider said.

Schneider also said of running back C.J. Prosise that “he has never had a hamstring injury before so they are working with him on how to handle it. Just can’t go from zero to 80 miles an hour.”

Prosise, the team’s third-round pick, suffered the hamstring injury on the first day of training camp and while he returned to do some work this week, was ruled out for Thursday’s game.

Other players who were on the official list of those not expected to play against Minnesota were: WR Deshon Foxx, CB Deandre Elliott, WR Kevin Smith, S Kam Chancellor, LB Brock Coyle, and DLs Jordan Hill and Sealver Siliga. Offensive tackle J’Marcus Webb was not on the list but he was not in uniform before the game. He was ruled as unlikely to play on Wednesday by Carroll as he continues to recover from a twisted knee.