1 of 2 | Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson (3) fakes a handoff to running back DuJuan Harris (32) during the first half of their NFL game against the Baltimore Ravens at M&T Bank Stadium in Baltimore, Maryland, December 13, 2015. Photo by David Tulis/UPI | License Photo
The Seahawks continued to shuffle their injury-riddled backfield, officially re-signing Bryce Brown and placing undrafted rookie Thomas Rawls on injured reserve.
Brown was expected to figure into the mix against the Cleveland Browns this Sunday, but his role could be larger than expected with DuJuan Harris released. Harris had 18 carries for 42 yards after Rawls was injured at Baltimore, but he also had a red zone fumble and averaged just 2.3 yards per carry with a long of six yards.
With starter Marshawn Lynch still at least one week away from returning following sports hernia surgery, Brown will figure into the mix along with veteran third-down back Fred Jackson, and fullback Derrick Coleman, who was a running back in college. The Seahawks also have one open roster spot following a flurry of moves and could look to add another running back. Christine Michael, a former second-round pick traded to Dallas before the start of the season, was released by Washington on Tuesday.
The Seahawks also re-signed tight end Chase Coffman, waived receiver B.J. Daniels and safety Akeem Davis and activated linebacker Brock Coyle from Injured Reserve - Designated to Return.
Rawls left Sunday's game against Baltimore in the first quarter with a broken ankle after he was pulled back by a gang of Ravens tacklers on a 3-yard loss.
The undrafted rookie finished the day with 44 yards on six carries. Fred Jackson took over at running back.
Rawls leads the Seahawks in rushing this season with 830 yards and four touchdowns on 147 carries. He set a team rookie rushing record with 209 yards against the San Francisco 49ers on Nov. 22.