The Facts: Coming off a core muscle issue, HC Pete Carroll said Prosise will be ready for the beginning of the team’s offseason program, which begins April 15. “C.J., he really needed the surgery that he had, it was a little more extensive than we thought,’’ Carroll said. “But he will be back from that, that’s about an eight-week recovery or something like that, so he will be fine.’’
At this point, Prosise has to be considered as a player on the outside looking in for a roster spot in 2019 having played just 16 of a possible 48 regular season games in three seasons, including just five this year (with just one carry for minus-three yards at the Rams in November) before going on IR with his abdominal injury. Seattle appears pretty well set in the backfield with Chris Carson and Rashaad Penny remaining under contract in 2019 and the team in good position to retain the two other tailbacks who ended the season on the 53-man roster — J.D. McKissic, who is a restricted free agent, and Bo Scarbrough, who is an exclusive rights free agent. Mike Davis, meanwhile, is an unrestricted free agent after having a $1.237 million cap hit in 2018. He’d be unlikely to be back at that number, especially if the Seahawks think Prosise is a legit option for the third-down, two-minute back role, which McKissic can also play, and which the Seahawks may also think they can do with Penny. Getting anything out of Prosise in 2019 would seem a bonus at this point. But Carroll seems excited about at least finding out if Seattle can still get a decent return on a player who was taken 90th overall in the draft in 2016. ... So it's worth watching. And we will do just that.