Pete Carroll says Thomas Rawls will be ready for season opener

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Pete Carroll says Thomas Rawls will be ready for season opener

Seattle Seahawks running back Thomas Rawls continues to progress, causing Seahawks coach Pete Carroll to proclaim Rawls will be ready for the team's regular season opening game.

"Thomas looks really good".

The Seattle Seahawks have released their list of players who won't be playing vs the Dallas Cowboys on Thursday night. "I have no hesitation to say he will play in the opener", Carroll said following Wednesday's light walk-through practice. I have no hesitation in saying that. "He won't play in (the Dallas) game".

Rawls injured his ankle in week 14 of last season against the Baltimore Ravens. We project him to rush for 985 yards and 7.69 touchdowns on 211 carries, while adding 197 yards and 0.58 scores on 25 catches. Rawls has faced some setbacks this offseason, but Carroll clearly believes he will be ready to start Week 1 against the Miami Dolphins. The no-pads, no-helmet drills were the appropriate tempo for Graham right now, Carroll said. "He will be picking up steam here in the next couple weeks". That is where his ADP is and likely will stay, even if he does not play this preseason.

Also expected to play Thursday, according to Carroll: defensive tackle Jordan Hill, strong safety Kam Chancellor and fullback Will Tukuafu.

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