Tight end Jimmy Graham and running back Thomas Rawls both had season-ending injuries last season, but coach Pete Carroll said both should be ready to play at the start of this season.

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Tight end Jimmy Graham and running back Thomas Rawls should “absolutely” be ready to play by the start of this season, coach Pete Carroll said.

Both Rawls and Graham had season-ending injuries last season; Rawls suffered a broken ankle on Dec. 13, and Graham suffered a torn patellar tendon on Nov. 29.

Carroll said Rawls and Graham have both made “great progress,” but he didn’t know if either or both would be ready for the start of training camp in late July. He said Graham is slightly ahead of Rawls in the recovery process.

But Carroll was confident that both would be ready for the 2016 season.

“I absolutely think that,” Carroll said. “They’d have to occur some issues that we can’t foresee right now for that to happen.”

Rawls is the obvious heir apparent to the retired Marshawn Lynch after averaging 5.6 yards per carry in 13 games last season. Graham had 605 yards receiving on 48 catches in his first season in Seattle, and while that first season was a bit inconsistent, he factors heavily into the Seahawks’ offensive plans.