Shark Bites

Seahawks RB Eddie Lacy earned his first weigh-in bonus this week by checking in at 253 pounds, under the 255 limit, according to the Seattle times. That shouldn't be his playing weight, but it signals his conditioning his heading in the right direction. The shape of his repaired ankle will ultimately matter more than his waistline, however. We'll see how the rest of this spring and summer treat the former Packer.

The Seahawks claimed RB Mike Davis off waivers from the 49ers on Monday. A 4th-round pick 2 years ago, Davis averaged just 2.0 yards per carry on 52 attempts and caught 10 of 18 targets over the past 2 seasons. He doesn't look like a good bet to make Seattle's roster, assuming Eddie Lacy's ankle is ready to go.

The Seahawks added Michigan WR Amara Darboh in the 3rd round of the 2017 NFL Draft. Born in Sierra Leone, Darboh emerged as his squad’s top WR by his senior year, pacing the Wolverines with 57 catches, 862 yards and 7 TDs. We weren’t overly impressed with his tape, but he does flash some moves to beat press coverage and the ability to make plays in traffic. The 6’2, 214-pounder also tested as an 84th percentile athlete at his position. There’s some long-term upside here, although Darboh is already 23 years old. He’ll spend 2017 as Seattle’s 5th or 6th WR.

The Seahawks chose DT Malik McDowell on Friday night with their 1st pick of the 2017 NFL Draft. McDowell drew questions about his effort throughout the process, but the talent certainly is not an issue. He figures to begin as a rotational player in a strong Seattle D-line group, which includes 2016 second-rounder Jarran Reed. There's not a ton of IDP upside to chase here.

Seahawks WR Tyler Lockett is "ahead of schedule" in his rehab from December's broken leg and on track to be ready for the start of the 2017 season, according to ESPN's Sheil Kapadia. Lockett is coming off a disappointing sophomore year that saw his numbers dip across the board from his rookie campaign. But he played a chunk of the season with a torn PCL. Still just 24 years old, he's a prime bounce-back candidate in 2017. Kapadia says the starting job opposite WR Doug Baldwin is "wide open." Lockett, Jermaine Kearse and Paul Richardson will compete for it.

The Seahawks signed RB Eddie Lacy to a 1-year deal worth $5.55 million ($3 million guaranteed). Lacy appeared in just 5 games last year, but he proved efficient with 5.1 YPC and strong after-contact marks on 71 attempts. His season ended in November following right ankle surgery. Just like his weight, the ankle will be worth monitoring throughout the offseason. This move certainly takes some appeal from Thomas Rawls, who dealt with injuries of his own in 2016. C.J. Prosise -- yet another RB with durability questions -- should slide into a prominent pass catching role.

Packers RB Eddie Lacy revealed some details about the ankle injury that ended his 2016 season. I messed up my deltoid and widened the bone on my ankle, so I had to get two screws, two wires and a plate to fix it because I messed up my deltoid ligament,” Lacy said on Adam Schefter’s 'Know Them From Adam' podcast. “That’s the longest thing to heal." Bengals TE Tyler Eifert suffered a deltoid injury last May and was sidelined for 4 months. Lacy is now 4 months removed from his injury but still isn't able to run on solid ground. "By April, whenever I have to report, I should be able to go out and do everything," he added. Lacy figures to settle for a 1-year, "prove-it" deal in free agency. We'll see what kind of shape he's in when he hits the field.

The Seahawks have signed K Blair Walsh. He's likely viewed as a fall-back option if Seattle can't agree to a new deal with impending free-agent K Steven Hauschka. Walsh has struggled mightily over the last 3 seasons, connecting on just 80% of his FGs and 90.6% of his XPs. He was cut by Minnesota this past November.

Seahawks TE Jimmy Graham -- coming off a torn patellar tendon in 2015 -- was 1 of the biggest surprises of this past season, finishing 4th among TEs in PPR points. He admitted that returning from that injury, though, was a tall task. "It is everything that people think it is and more as far as the pain and the struggles," Graham told CBS Sports. "Learning how to walk again was a process for me. It was some of the darker days of my life." He even revealed that he "barely practiced" during the season so he could get his knee ready for the games. Naturally, Graham expects to be healthier in 2017. "Going through this offseason, being with Russ out there in California, you know I'm going to fly out there and train with him and really get that chemistry down because I wasn't able to do that with him last year," he said. "It's only going to get better." Despite turning 30 this past November, Graham is capable of boosting his production in 2017.

Seahawks RB C.J Prosise (scapula) is inactive for this afternoon's game against the Falcons. He returned to practice this week and would seem to have a shot to play if Seattle advances to the NFC Championship. Thomas Rawls and Alex Collins will continue to handle backfield duties today -- with perhaps a sprinkle of J.D. McKissic.

The Seahawks list RB C.J. Prosise (scapula) as questionable for Saturday's game against the Falcons. HC Pete Carroll has labeled him a game-time decision. Consider Prosise is a rookie who's missed the past 7 weeks, we'd be surprised if he returned to a major role. If active, he'll be a high-risk, moderate-reward fantasy play in a plus matchup.

Seahawks HC Pete Carroll suggested on Thursday that RB C.J. Prosise (scapula) will be a game-time decision for this weekend's Divisional Round contest vs. the Falcons. The rookie was listed as a full participant in Thursday's practice. His return would be well-timed: Atlanta allowed the most receptions and 2nd-most receiving yards to RBs during the regular season.

Seahawks RB C.J Prosise (scapula) put in a limited practice on Wednesday -- his 1st since going down back in Week 11. Last we heard, Prosise still hadn't been cleared for contact yet. He remains a question mark for this weekend's game against the Falcons.

Seahawks HC Pete Carroll said Monday that RB C.J. Prosise will return to practice this week. He's been out since fracturing his scapula back on November 20. ESPN's Adam Caplan reports that Prosise hasn't yet been cleared for contact, so he still seems iffy for Saturday's game against the Falcons. We'll monitor his progress throughout the week.

Seahawks RB Thomas Rawls (shoulder) put in a full week of practice and isn’t listed on the final injury report. He’s set to play on Sunday vs. the 49ers’ league-worst RB defense.

Seahawks RB Thomas Rawls (shoulder) "should be fine" for Sunday's game against the 49ers, HC Pete Carroll said. Seattle still has a shot at the NFC's #2 seed, so they'll be going all out. The game could also get out of hand in a hurry, though, so the banged-up Rawls could be pulled early. Still, there's lots of upside here against the league's 32nd-ranked RB defense.

Seahawks HC Pete Carroll admitted Monday that he's not sure if RB Thomas Rawls (shoulder) will be available for the finale vs. the 49ers. "I don't think it's bad," Carroll added. Seattle still has a shot at the NFC's #2 seed with a win, a loss by the Falcons to the Saints and a loss by the Lions either tonight to the Cowboys or next week to the Packers. Of course, the 'Hawks can beat the 'Niners without Rawls. Alex Collins will serve as the lead back if Rawls can't go.

Seahawks S Kam Chancellor left Saturday's loss to the Cardinals with an ankle injury. He returned in the 2nd half. That would seem to make him a solid bet for Week 17, when Seattle will remain in play for the #2 seed in the NFC. We'll keep an eye on his status this week, though.

Seahawks WR Tyler Lockett will miss the rest of the season after breaking his leg/ankle in Saturday's loss to the Cardinals. It was a nasty-looking injury and will require surgery, HC Pete Carroll confirmed afterward. We should get a more concrete rehab timeline in the coming days. Doug Baldwin, Jermaine Kearse and Paul Richardson will serve as Seattle's top 3 WRs the rest of the way.

Seahawks RB Thomas Rawls left Sunday's game against the Cardinals with a shoulder injury. He carried just 8 times for 8 yards before leaving and failed to catch his lone target. RB Alex Collins carried 7 times for 28 yards and caught 4 passes for 19 yards in relief.

 
 
 

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