'Hawks expects Graham, Rawls to be ready Week 1


Two huge pieces of the Seattle Seahawks' offense remain question marks for the start of the season.

Tight end Jimmy Graham tore his patellar tendon on Nov. 29. Running back Thomas Rawls broke his ankle on Dec. 13.

In an interview with KJR-AM in Seattle on Wednesday, general manager John Schneider was asked if he would be shocked if the duo wasn't ready for the start of the 2016 season.

"Yeah, at this point, I would be," Schneider said, via ESPN.com. "Right now, their rehab's going well. We're trying to get them ready for the season. We're not trying to get them ready to play Minnesota in the preseason."

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Graham's injury comes with a brutal rehab. A normally optimistic Pete Carroll soft-pedaled expectations last month.

Rawls did not undergo surgery, but wasn't running more than three months after the break. The team expects him to carry the backfield load in 2016. 

Whether either are 100 percent by Week 1 remains to be seen, but both could sit out some in camp and likely won't see much time -- if any -- in the preseason.