Seattle Seahawks running back Thomas Rawls will return to practice Tuesday after being activated off the Physically Unable to Perform list, the team announced Sunday.
Rawls was placed on the PUP list before the start of training camp as he continued his recovery for the broken ankle he suffered against the Baltimore Ravens on Dec. 13.
Seahawks coach Pete Carroll said that the coaching staff will ease Rawls into the flow of things this week.
“We will be kind of working him back into practice next week,’’ Carroll said via the Seattle Times. “He looks like he’s really ready to go, really anxious about it. He’s been working very hard so I don’t know if we’ll be able to work him in practice as hard as they have been rehabbing him. So he should be ready to go.”
Rawls heads into this season as Seattle’s No. 1 running back after the retirement of Marshawn Lynch. He played well as a rookie, seeing a major role while Lynch was dealing with an abdominal injury.
Rawls rushed for 830 yards and four touchdowns in 13 games last season.