The Seahawks made a roster move on Saturday, promoting running back Terrence Magee from the practice squad to the 53-man active roster one day before their Week 3 game against the San Francisco 49ers at CenturyLink Field.
No corresponding move was needed to promote Magee, as Seattle was operating with an open spot on the active roster throughout the practice week after releasing fullback Will Tukuafu this past Tuesday.
Magee, who was signed to the Seahawks' practice squad earlier this week, adds depth to a running back position with Thomas Rawls (shin) not taking part in practice all week and being listed as doubtful against the 49ers after suffering an injury in Week 2 against the Los Angeles Rams.
The 5-foot-9, 220-pound Magee, 23, originally entered the NFL as an undrafted free agent out of LSU. He signed with the Baltimore Ravens last season and appeared in four games, carrying two times for five yards. He spent this past summer in training camp with the Rams and spent a short stint on club's practice squad.
On Friday, Carroll said Rawls' injury is unrelated to the season-ending ankle injury he suffered last December. Carroll also expressed hope that Rawls would "be able to come out of the chutes running" on Saturday and Sunday, but if he cannot make it for game time, fans can expect to see a larger workload for Christine Michael, who started the Seahawks' regular-season opener and currently leads the team in rushing with 126 yards on 25 touches.
Outside of Rawls, Magee, and Michael, Seattle's options at running back include rookies Alex Collins and C.J. Prosise (hand), who is listed as questionable for Sunday's game but "practiced all week and he made it through it, so we have the option of playing him," Carroll said.
Saturday's move also leaves the Seahawks' 53-man roster without a player listed at fullback.
"We do have a situation up there," Carroll said of Seattle's fullback situation. "We'll wait and see."
The Seahawks and the 49ers will face off this Sunday at CenturyLink Field during Week 3. Seattle currently leads the all-time series against San Francisco 21-15 including one post-season game for the NFC Championship in January 2014.