GREEN BAY, Wis. — Seahawks running back Thomas Rawls is inactive for today's regular season opener against the Green Bay Packers.
Rawls, who head coach Pete Carroll said was a game-day decision for the contest, had been dealing with a high-ankle sprain the last few weeks. With Rawls inactive, former Packers running back Eddie Lacy is likely to see the bulk of the carries inside Lambeau Field. Lacy, who signed with the Seahawks as a free agent last spring, said earlier this week he is prepared for whatever the workload might be against the Packers.
"I will definitely take however many they are giving me," Lacy said. "I haven't played since October, but going through the first [few] preseason games and getting a feel back for getting hit and reassuring myself that my ankle is perfectly fine, I feel like I'm equipped to do whatever I have to do."
As expected, Seahawks wide receiver Tyler Lockett is active for the game and is making his return to the field after a serious leg injury ended his 2016 season. His workload on offense is undetermined, but Carroll is excited about getting Lockett back in the fold.
"He really looks great, so we're really excited to have him in," Carroll said on Friday. "We love the way he plays, the things that he brings, the way he plays on special teams and all of that, and he's ready to go."
Here are the inactives for both teams:
RB Thomas Rawls (ankle)
RB J.D. McKissic
FS Tedric Thompson
SS Delano Hill (shoulder)
LB Michael Wilhoite (calf)
G Jordan Roos
T Isaiah Battle
CB Josh Hawkins
RB Aaron Jones
CB Lenzy Pipkins
G Lucas Patrick
T Bryan Bulaga
DT Montravius Adams
DT Quinton Dial
Pregame photos from the Seahawks' Week 1 game against the Packers in Green Bay.