Running back C.J. Prosise #22 of the Seattle Seahawks pulls away on his touchdown run against the Philadelphia Eagles at CenturyLink Field on November 20, 2016 in Seattle, Washington. (Photo by Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images)

by Curtis Crabtree
KJR reporter
Twitter: @Curtis_Crabtree

The Seahawks had hoped they would have running back C.J. Prosise at their disposal for Saturday's NFC Divisional Round matchup with the Atlanta Falcons. Instead, Prosise will miss an eighth straight game as he recovers from a fractured scapula.

Prosise was ruled inactive for Saturday's game. It came as little surprise as Prosise practiced all week with a red no-contact jersey and was limited in what he was able to do on the practice field.

As a running back, Prosise will have to take multiple hits on his injured shoulder. If his shoulder blade is not fully stable and able to withstand such impacts, the Seahawks cannot chance putting him on the field. Expecting him to be a big contributor after a couple of limited practices after seven weeks out seemed to be a bit more than should be expected anyway.

He was officially listed as questionable on Friday but declared inactive prior to Saturday's game.

Prosise may have a chance to play next week should the Seahawks advance to the NFC Championship game with a win over the Falcons.

Prosise was the only injury-related scratch for either team. Seattle elected to have Rees Odhiambo active over Bradley Sowell as the backup tackle. Tony McDaniel is back in the lineup after missing last week's game as a concussion as well.


Seattle Seahawks

WR Kasen Williams
RB C.J. Prosise
RB Terrence Magee
LB Ronald Powell
T Bradley Sowell
TE Nick Vannett
DT John Jenkins

Atlanta Falcons

WR Nick Williams
RB Terron Ward
CB Blidi Wreh-Wilson
S Dashon Goldson
LB Josh Keyes
G Wes Schweitzer
TE D.J.Tialavea