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Jets announce the signing of Thomas Rawls

Thomas Rawls

Isaiah Crowell won’t be the only running back making his debut with the New York Jets next season. The team announced on Friday that it has signed former Seattle Seahawks ball-carrier Thomas Rawls.

An undrafted free agent out of Central Michigan back in 2015, Rawls starred for his now former Seattle Seahawks squad as a rookie. That season saw him put up over 900 total yards while averaging an NFL-best 5.6 yards per rush.

Since then, injuries and a lack of production have plagued Rawls. He’s played in a grand total of 21 games over the past two seasons, averaging three yards per carry during that span.

The expectation here is that Rawls will battle for touches behind Crowell with second-year running back Elijah McGuire next season.