Seahawks running back Robert Turbin recently had surgery on his hip, a procedure that is not expected to affect his readiness for the 2015 season.
Turbin, a fourth-round pick of the Seahawks in 2012, is expected to compete alongside third-year running back Christine Michael for the backup job to entrenched starter Marshawn Lynch. He'll do so wearing No. 32, a jersey number Turbin switched to this offseason after playing the past three years with No. 22.
Working behind Lynch, who signed a two-year contract extension with the Seahawks earlier this offseason, Turbin has carried the ball 231 times for 928 yards (4.0-yard average) through 48 games played. In addition to spelling Seattle's 'Beast Mode' back, Turbin has played a key role in the execution of the team's two-minute, hurry-up offense.
Outside of Turbin, Lynch, and Michael, the Seahawks have three running backs on their current roster - Demitrius Bronson, Thomas Rawls, and Rod Smith.
Rawls and Smith were signed after the 2015 draft as undrafted rookie free agents and Bronson spent 2014 on Seattle's practice squad. The three attended last weekend's rookie minicamp at Renton's Virginia Mason Athletic Center, where both Bronson and Smith missed practice time to nurse injuries.
The Seahawks also feature three fullbacks on their current roster - Derrick Coleman and Will Tukuafu, each of whom saw starting snaps for Seattle last year, and newly-signed rookie minicamp tryout Brandon Cottom.