Seattle Seahawks coach Pete Carroll said the team signed Bryce Brown as insurance if Thomas Rawls cannot play this week due to a calf injury and also gave other personnel updates.
Seattle Seahawks coach Pete Carroll provided numerous personnel updates during his meeting with the media on Wednesday. Here are the highlights:
— Carroll said the team signed free agent running back Bryce Brown on Tuesday to account for the uncertainty over the health of Thomas Rawls, who hurt his calf in Thursday’s win over the 49ers.
“Just securing the position, not knowing about Thomas Rawls,”Carroll said. “It’s kind of a nasty calf thing he’s got going on. Trainers are trying to determine if it’s a strain or just a bruise. He did run a little bit yesterday, been running a little bit today. He may have a chance to return this week, don’t know that yet, but it was really that uncertainty.” Asked about Brown, Carroll noted he has known of him since his USC days — Brown said he took a trip there before signing with Tennessee — but said it’s too soon to really know yet what he can add. “Can’t tell you much about it until we get him on the field the next couple of days,” Carroll said. Brown will wear jersey number 30.
— Asked about receiver Paul Richardson and what he needs to show to get on the field against Dallas, Carroll said they’ll just keep watching all week and make a determination later. “I think he’s going to be able to put together a good, solid week (of practice) and we’ll just judge it at the end of it,” Carroll said. “Nothing specific, more of a feel.”
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— Carroll said again every other player may be able to play against Dallas, notably DLs Jordan Hill and Demarus Dobbs and LB Nick Moody, who did not play last week. “We expect those guys to be ready to play so we’re going to have a really full roster to choose from this time around (for the gameday 46-man roster) and that’s pretty exciting at the midpoint to be able to say that,” Carroll said. “It should be a really competitive week of practice amping up today and we’ll see how it plays out.”
— Carroll said center Patrick Lewis should return to practice on a limited basis today and should be full go on Thursday. He said Drew Nowak will enter the week as the number one center but that if Lewis makes it back full go then they will compete this week and they’ll make a decision later. “We’ll let them battle for the week and see where it goes from there,” Carroll said.