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Is Prosise destined to be an injury bust?

logo-tampa-bayWhen C.J. Prosise busted out on his smooth-as-silk, 72-yard touchdown gallop vs. Philadelphia, Pete Carroll likely was thinking, “That’s what I’ve been talking about.”

It was the second straight big game for Prosise, who tallied 153 yards in the Week 10 win over New England. But, just as he had started to show why Carroll was so thrilled about drafting him in the third round this year, Prosise once again got hurt.

And now we really have to wonder whether he is cut out for playing running back in the NFL — at least in the volume Carroll would like to use him.

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Hawks make two trades, keep 12 DBs — for now

As usual, the Seahawks made a lot of fans scratch their heads with some of their moves on cutdown day. But, as usual, some of the moves are going to be very temporary.

It was no surprise that John Schneider pulled a trade — he has made at least one in every preseason (16 total). But the surprise was that he traded for two safeties.

The Seahawks reportedly added Dewey McDonald (6 feet, 220 pounds) from Oakland and L.J. McCray (6 feet, 215 pounds) from San Francisco. The Hawks reportedly gave up conditional seventh-rounders for both (2017 seventh or McDonald, 2018 pick for McCray).

With those additions, the Seahawks made a deep secondary even deeper — keeping 12 for now. They kept undrafted rookies Tyvis Powell (not a surprise) and De’Andre Elliott (a big surprise) over young veterans Tye Smith and Marcus Burley (injured).

The Seahawks also terminated the contracts of veterans Jahri Evans and Will Tukuafu; waived DT Brandin Bryant, TE Clayton Echard, S Keenan Lambert, LB Steve Longa, WR Douglas McNeil III, WR E.Z. Nwachukwu, WR Kasen Williams, RB Troymaine Pope, G/C Will Pericak, WR Antwan Goodley, DE Tylor Harris, S Keenan Lambert, WR Kenny Lawler, LB Kache Palacio, DE Ryan Robinson and DT Tani Tupou; and waived/injured TE Joe Sommers, DT Jordan Hill, LB Eric Pinkins and OT Terry Poole.

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CHAWK LINES -- Training camp new

The countdown is well underway, with camp starting in about two weeks. Let’s look at some pre-camp player reports from some of the local outlets:

Bob Condotta looks at the importance of first-round pick Germain Ifedi working out.

Thomas Rawls said he is aiming to be ready for the start of camp.

John Clayton thinks Alex Collins could challenge Rawls for carries.

Collins is among 710 ESPN’s 25 Most Intriguing Seahawks.

Others on that burgeoning list include Jeremy Lane, Jordan Hill and rookie Tyvis Powell.

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CHAWK LINES -- Week in review

Richard Sherman’s celebrity softball event is today at Safeco Field. Sherman has been trash-talking about the Home Run Derby.

Saying he was “thrilled to be able to support him,” Pete Carroll showed up to Michael Bennett’s football camp in Hawaii. (Carroll apparently has a home on Oahu as well.)

Jordan Hill, who just hosted his own camp, is headed to Hawaii to work with Bennett and Cliff Avril ahead of Seattle’s training camp.

Bennett, whose camp was free, ripped NBA MVP Stephen Curry for charging outrageous fees for his Hawaii camp.

ICYMI: Russell Wilson and Ciara got married last week. Then, in yet another TMI moment, they talked about how much sex they are going to have. This all came after Ciara said she thinks Wilson’s life is in danger.

Avril’s NFC team won a “Family Feud” battle against an AFC quintet.

Brandon Browner allegedly was in an altercation with his girlfriend’s father in California.

Terry Poole and Kristjan Sokoli supported the Special Olympics in Alaska.

From the “Who cares?” file, Bobby Wagner apparently was annoyed he was not on NFL Network’s list of the NFL’s top 100 players.

Michael, Hill reminders of bad 2013 draft

Michael to CowboysJohn Schneider and Pete Carroll built the Seahawks into Super Bowl contenders using three strong drafts to start their tenure.

Of their 28 draft choices from 2010 to 2012, 17 contributed in some fashion, a dozen became full-time starters and six have been named to the Pro Bowl at least once. Those three drafts were a great foundation for consecutive Super Bowl appearances.

Then there was 2013. It was a bad draft year for the entire NFL — and Seattle certainly didn’t buck the odds.

Christine Michael’s somewhat surprising return to Seattle and Jordan Hill’s latest injury are reminders.

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CHAWK LINES -- Seahawks at Ravens

Jimmy Clausen will start for the Ravens — putting him in rare company in NFL history.

Jordan Hill and Demarcus Dobbs will sit out again today.

Former Seahawks WR Chris Matthews has been promoted to Baltimore’s active roster from practice squad for today’s game.

Despite a  seemingly lopsided matchup vs. the Ravens, the Seahawks have plenty of motivation.

Russell Wilson’s dominance in the pocket has been crucial to the Seahawks’ offensive resurgence.

Pete Carroll, Darrell Bevell and Tom Cable explain the unorthodox way they run the offense.

Cable’s faith in the revamped offensive line has been rewarded during this offensive surge.

The Seahawks are still a run-first offense and will lean on Thomas Rawls.

Defensive back DeShawn Shead is the latest to claw his way into the Seahawks’ starting lineup.

Marshawn Lynch and Jimmy Graham are back in the Seahawks’ facility for recoveries.

Hawks are getting healthier, but they can’t get any better at center

Seahawks bandagesPaul Richardson’s return to practice is the big news this week, but the Seahawks probably are more concerned with the possible returns of a few other injured players they have missed recently.

Garry Gilliam, Jordan Hill, Derrick Coleman and Marcus Burley are all expected to practice this week and play in Dallas. Gilliam missed stretches of the game vs. the 49ers last week due to an ankle injury. Hill (quadriceps) and Coleman (car accident) have missed the past two games, and Burley (broken thumb) has been out for three.

Pete Carroll also said he expects Demarcus Dobbs, who has missed three of the past four games, to make it back to practice.

“You can see there’s a number of guys that are going to be battling to get back out there,” Carroll said. “It’ll be great to see if we can pull that together, and it’ll make the practice feel much more competitive. We’ll see what that means for game day. I don’t know yet.”

The biggest question probably is at center, where Patrick Lewis didn’t even make it through one start before Drew Nowak had to be reinserted and Lemuel Jeanpierre re-signed. Not that it matters who plays that spot.

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Hill is out two weeks, Wagner could join him

Seahawks bandagesJust what the Seahawks’ reeling defense needs: No Bobby Wagner or Jordan Hill.

Both could miss “a couple of weeks” with injuries suffered Sunday in Cincinnati, according to Pete Carroll. Hill left with a strained quadriceps and Wagner missed a couple of plays with a strained chest muscle.

Hill is expected to miss two weeks, Carroll said, and he is hoping Demarcus Dobbs can return after missing the past two games with a shoulder injury. If that doesn’t happen, the Seahawks might need to make a move to help D-line depth.

Wagner also could be out “a couple of weeks if (the muscle) doesn’t respond,” Carroll said. “But he might be able to play this week, so we’ll wait and see.’’

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CHAWK LINES -- Training camp new

Some observations from Day 10 of camp from those who were there (and other features):

Jordan Hill says his quickness inside can be a disadvantage on run plays. Said DC Kris Richard: “We like our guys stopping the run on the way to the quarterback.”

Rookie Keenan Lambert wants to play alongside his half-brother, Kam Chancellor. Of course, Lambert will have to make the team and Chancellor will have to report for that to happen. In the meantime, Chancellor continues to coach up the young safeties.

The Pete Carroll Secondary School is in session, we wrote for Today’s Pigskin.

Marshawn Lynch looks like a happy camper, Gregg Bell reports.

The players are getting tired of practicing against each other, as evidenced by a couple of scuffles.

Michael Bennett helped convince Tony McDaniel to sign with Tampa Bay — and the disgruntled Bennett told McDaniel “he wishes he could come back down here.” McDaniel said he was shocked to be cut, and he confirmed that the Hawks told him it was a salary cap move.

CHAWK LINES -- Week in review

The Seahawks are already snooping around pre-released free agents. Ricky Jean Francois got everyone excited, but then he signed with Scot McCloughan — the man who drafted him in San Francisco.

There are a bunch of veteran defensive linemen already available, and we agree with Danny Kelly: The Seahawks are likely to explore that market closely.

Earl Thomas had his torn labrum repaired, and Tharold Simon apparently had shoulder surgery this week as well.

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