According to Blount, the Seahawks’ coaching staff is high on undrafted rookie Thomas Rawls, who is also fighting for job this summer.
Blount mentions that Pete Carroll “loves Rawls’ toughness” and views him as a similar runner — in terms of style — to Marshawn Lynch.
Blount adds that this isn’t good news for Michael, as he’ll need to have an impressive camp or his time in Seattle could be coming to an end. There is a chance that the Seahawks could please Michael on the trading block and target a late-round pick for him if the end up moving forward with Rawls.
Michael, 24, has two years remaining on his four-year, $3.374 million rookie contract and stands to make base salaries of $711,766 and $865,149 over the remainder of the agreement.
In 2014, Michael appeared in 10 games for the Seahawks and ran for 175 yards on 34 carries, (5.1 YPC) to go along with one reception for 12 yards receiving.