Seahawks practice notes: Lockett 'ready to go', Rawls questionable
RENTON, Wash. -- With the Seahawks' release of their first practice report of the regular season Wednesday afternoon came the positive revelation that receiver Tyler Lockett and running back Thomas Rawls were full participants.
Rawls, the presumed starting running back for Sunday's season-opener at Green Bay, hasn't practiced or played since the preseason opener against the Chargers on Aug. 13, due to a high ankle sprain. He returned to practice Monday and coach Pete Carroll said Wednesday that he's "questionable" to play against the Packers.
"He's questionable right now, and we're going to see if we can move him up as we go through the week," Carroll said, admitting the team has decided who will start at tailback on Sunday, but neglecting to say who.
"Wait and see."
Lockett hasn't played at all this preseason, with Seattle erring on the side of caution as he recovers from a broken leg suffered Dec. 24. Listed as the backup to Doug Baldwin on the depth chart released Tuesday, Lockett is "ready to go," according to Carroll.
"We're doing one day at a time here, but he had a good day Monday, he feels great today, and I'm really fired up for him," Carroll said. "He's had to be patient and he's not a very patient kid; he's champing at the bit. He's got a good light about him today, he's ready to go, and we'll put these days together and with the thought that he's going to be able to play and go and be an (integral) part of what happens on game day."
Lockett was one of the five players to take a week off between the third and fourth preseason games to undergo Regenokine in an undisclosed location. Though he's recovering from a broken leg, he's listed as having a knee injury, per the team's report. He's expected to assume his usual special teams duties when he returns to the field.
Linebacker Michael Wilhoite was one of those Regenokine Five players, too -- Michael Bennett, Cliff Avril and Luke Joeckel were the others -- and he did not practice Wednesday due to a calf injury.
Defensive end Frank Clark, nursing a sprained right wrist, was a limited participant Wednesday, as was rookie safety Delano Hill (shoulder). Backup tight end Nick Vannett is listed as a full participant as well -- with a concussion, per the report.
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