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Seattle Seahawks Place Running Back Thomas Rawls on Injured Reserve, Sign Running Back Bryce Brown

Running back Thomas Rawls was placed on injured reserve Tuesday, with Bryce Brown re-signing to fill the spot on the 53-man roster.

The Seahawks re-signed running back Bryce Brown Tuesday, making official a move head coach Pete Carroll confirmed was coming a day earlier. Running back Thomas Rawls was placed on injured reserve having suffered season-ending ankle injury in Sunday's win at Baltimore.

"It's a good opportunity to bring a guy back that we've been training," Carroll said Monday. "We liked the work that he did. Roster issues made him come and go a little bit here, but we're happy to get him back."

Brown, 24, has had two brief stints with Seattle already this season, but was inactive for his only two games with the team. A seventh-round pick in the 2012 draft out of Kansas State, Brown has rushed for 1,004 yards and six touchdowns on 226 carries in his career, with his best season coming as a rookie with Philadelphia when he rushed for 564 yards and four touchdowns. Brown was traded to Buffalo in 2014, where he was teammates with current Seahawks running back Fred Jackson, but was released by the Bills early this season.

Rawls, who had taken over the starting running back job with Marshawn Lynch injured, finishes his impressive rookie season with 830 rushing yards on 147 carries and four 100-plus yard games, including a Seahawks rookie-record 209 rushing yards against San Francisco.

Week 14 proved to be another successful business trip for the Seahawks and team photographer Rod Mar shares some of his favorite moments from the weekend, including Coach Carroll's viral photo atop of the team lockers postgame. 

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