Brown had 10 carries for just 20 yards and was not targeted in the passing game in Sunday's 36-6 win at Arizona.
For the second straight week, Brown did not find much room, while fellow RB Christine Michael rushed for a career-high 102 yards on 17 carries. Since Thomas Rawls (ankle) was lost for the season three weeks ago, Michael and Brown have split the work, with Michael holding the edge in overall production. Both players will likely return to a reserve role for the playoffs, however, as Marshawn Lynch (abdomen) is expected to return to practice this week and potentially play in Seattle's wild card game.
Brown had seven carries for just nine yards and failed to catch his lone target in Sunday's 23-17 loss to the Rams.
Brown took a backseat to Christine Michael last week, but neither runner was able to get on track, as the Seahawks trailed for most of the game. He's a much better receiver than Michael, but the problem is that the Seahawks like veteran RB Fred Jackson in that role. Jackson finished with five catches for 46 yards Sunday, and Michael surprisingly had a couple of catches for 14 yards. Expect Brown to continue to be mixed in, especially until Marshawn Lynch (abdomen) is healthy enough to play. If you need to use Brown next week in the season finale, take note that he'll have a tough matchup at Arizona.
Brown had nine carries for 43 yards and failed to catch his lone target in Sunday's 30-13 win over the Browns.
Brown saw his first action of the season, and used fresh legs to rip off an 18-yard run at one point. Meanwhile, Christine Michael, who re-signed with the Seahawks on Wednesday after failed stops in Dallas and Washington, had one of the best games of his career, rushing for 84 yards on 16 carries. Veteran Fred Jackson did not receive a carry, but did catch two of three targets for 17 yards. Brown and the entire Seahawks' backfield will probably have a tougher time next week against the Rams, although they've struggled to stop the run as of late.
Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll said he will ride the hot hand between Brown, Christine Michael and Derrick Coleman in Sunday's game against the Browns, the Seahawks' official website reports.
It's anyone's guess how the workload will actually be split, but Carroll's comments at least suggest that Brown will have the opportunity to build on his performance if he gets off to a strong start. No starter has been named, and the only sure thing is that Fred Jackson will get most of the passing-down snaps. Even in an ideal matchup, a three-way split of early-down work doesn't sound too promising.
Brown, who was signed Monday, could start Sunday against the Browns as DuJuan Harris was released Tuesday.
The move was a bit of a surprise, considering Brown is the only running back left on the roster besides Fred Jackson. And coach Pete Carroll said Monday that Jackson would remain in his third-down role. Fullback Derrick Coleman played running back in college and could get carries. Brown was on the Seattle roster earlier this season but never active. He has not played in a game this season. But unless the Seahawks make another move this week, Brown looks to get the bulk of the RB carries.
Brown, who was signed Monday, will compete with DuJuan Harris to start Week 15 against the Browns with Thomas Rawls out for the season, Curtis Crabtree of Sports Radio KJR reports.
Harris, who was signed off the practice squad only three weeks ago, took over the Seahawks' ground game following Rawls' injury Sunday in Baltimore, turning 18 rushes into 42 yards. He was decent but certainly doesn't have a lock on the starting job. More likely, it will be a committee situation with even perhaps fullback Derrick Coleman, who played tailback at UCLA, getting involved. Brown was briefly on the Seattle roster earlier this season but never active. He has not played in an NFL game this season. Coach Pete Carroll said Monday that Fred Jackson will remain in his third-down role. Marshawn Lynch likely will not return from a hernia for the regular season.
Brown has re-signed with the Seahawks, CBS Sports reports.
Brown was waived by Seattle at the end of last month, but with star rookie Thomas Rawls (ankle) being lost for the season Sunday, Brown will head back to the Seahawks to help their backfield. With Marshawn Lynch (abdomen) also working his way back from surgery, Brown, DuJuan Harris and Fred Jackson figure to compose Seattle's running back group this weekend against the Browns, potentially presenting Brown with more reps than usual.
Brown was waived by the Seahawks on Saturday, ESPN's Adam Caplan reports.
Brown was waived in order to make room for Jeremy Lane, who was activated from the reserve PUP list Saturday. Brown was expected to add depth at the running back position after Marshawn Lynch underwent hernia surgery during the week, but it appears as if the Seahawks are comfortable relying on Thomas Rawls and Fred Jackson for the bulk of the work out of the backfield.
Brown re-signed with the Seahawks on Wednesday, ESPN's Adam Schefter reports.
Brown was waived by Seattle last weekend, but the team decided to bring him back just a couple days later, presumably to provide insurance in case Marshawn Lynch (abdomen) is unable to play again this week. Brown is not a lock to suit in Week 12, but he figures to work as the Seahawks' third running back if he does.
Brown is set to re-sign with the Seahawks, according to Mike Garafolo of FOX Sports.
The signing isn't official, but it does makes sense that the Seahawks would turn back to Brown, as Marshawn Lynch (abdomen) may require season-ending surgery. Of course, with Thomas Rawls and Fred Jackson still around, Brown is still another injury or two away from actually having a role in the Seattle offense. He had a couple big games for the Eagles back in 2012, but his running ability is overhyped and he has never impressed with his vision or decision-making.
Brown was waived by the Seahawks on Saturday, Curtis Crabtree of Sports Radio KJR reports.
This move seems to signal that Marshawn Lynch could be active for Sunday's game against the 49ers, as the Seahawks surely wouldn't compromise their depth at the running back position had they assumed Lynch would be unavailable. Brown will now have the opportunity to catch on with another team, but he's unlikely to stumble into fantasy relevance this season unless he joins a team in serious need of a running back.
Brown agreed to a contract with the Seahawks on Tuesday.
Brown has been out of work since being released by the Bills in September, but the Seahawks decided to add him to the roster to improve their running back depth. Brown slots in fourth on the depth chart, so even if the injured Thomas Rawls (calf) is unable to play Sunday, Brown would still be looking at a minimal role behind Marshawn Lynch and Fred Jackson.
The Bills have released veteran running back Bryce Brown, who combined for 302 yards rushing and receiving last year but did not play in the 2015 season opener.
Brown has rushed for progressively fewer yards in each season of his NFL career. He topped out at 564 yards with Philadelphia in 2011, when he averaged a fine 4.9 yards per carry.
Although the Bills have a crowded backfield, Bills running backs coach Anthony Lynn confirmed Tuesday the plan is for LeSean McCoy to be the workhorse back when healthy.
Although, his status for Week 1 is a bit iffy since he is coming off a preseason hamstring injury.
"All along we brought him in to put the bulk of the workload on him," Lynn told NFL.com. "And he has some good help in Anthony Dixon and Bryce Brown and Karlos Williams. So those guys will all play a complementary role but Shady will get the bulk of it.
"And far as his availability (for Week 1), I'll hope he'll be ready to roll. I can't say that for that sure, but if he's ready to roll, we're gonna use him and we got a plan for him. And if he's not, we're not gonna blink."
Lynn also added McCoy could also be used in goal-line situations.
"Shady's done a good job in goal line and short-yardage," he said. "Sometimes it's not the biggest, most powerful back. It's the back with the best instincts and feel. Marcus Allen was a 205-pound runner but was the best goal-line runner I've seen in my time. So he has a knack to get through the hole and get skinny in the hole. So I'm not saying that I'm gonna take [McCoy] out at the goal line, but Karlos can definitely get the job done."
The Bills have had trade discussions involving running back Bryce Brown, according to NFL Network.
Brown appeared in seven games for Buffalo last season.
Bills running back Bryce Brown has been unable to participate in voluntary offseason workouts because of personal reasons, running backs coach Anthony Lynn said Tuesday.
"Bryce is doing what he has to do right now, taking care of his family in the offseason," Lynn said, per ESPN. "But yes, it will set him back. I mean, he's five, six weeks behind everyone else. Once he gets here it's going to be hard to slow down and catch him up. That's one of my biggest concerns.
"But he's got the playbook and hopefully he's taking care of his business and he'll come in in great shape and we'll see what happens."
Although coach Rex Ryan called out Brown in March about his fumbling issues, general manager Doug Whaley has implored the coaching staff to give Brown a "clean slate."
"Rex has a way of motivating guys and getting his point across. I think Bryce got the point," Lynn said. "It's more mental than drills: just helping him know and feel where the ball is, just having an awareness of where the ball is.
"Runners naturally are going to swing the ball, when you try to maintain your balance and fall and all those types of things. But when you have that awareness of where the ball is, then you can protect it more times than not."
Bills running back Bryce Brown is officially on notice.
Speaking at the NFL owners meetings on Tuesday, coach Rex Ryan talked a bit about his deep running back group that features LeSean McCoy, Fred Jackson and Anthony Dixon. The fourth running back in that stable?
"[T]he fast dude. Brown is it?" Ryan said, via ESPN.com. "I'm not gonna learn his name until he holds on to the football. And if he does, he'll have a chance to play. But until we feel comfortable with it, he won't."
It should be noted that Brown only fumbled once in 2014 with the Bills, though he appeared in just seven games. He didn't fumble at all in 2013 but coughed the ball up four times in 2012 with the Eagles.
Ryan has a reputation of being beloved by his players so this may not irk Brown too much once they become better acquainted. But if Brown wants a shot at playing time, or even a 53-man roster spot, he'll need to prove his fumbling ways are a part of the past.
The following players have been deemed inactive for the Bills in Week 17 against the Patriots: Stephon Gilmore, Bryce Brown, Randell Johnson, Cyrus Kouandjio, Marquise Goodwin, Chris Gragg and Marcell Dareus.
Dareus was listed as out after Friday's practice. He finishes his season with 48 total tackles and 10 sacks for the Bills.
The Bills have listed the following players as inactive for Sunday's Week 16 game against the Raiders: running back Bryce Brown, cornerback Ross Cockrell, linebackers Larry Dean and Randell Johnson, tackle Cyrus Kouandjio, wide receiver Deonte Thompson and tight end Chris Gragg (knee).
The only player on the inactive list dealing with an injury is reserve tight end Gragg, who was listed as probable, leaving the Bills as one of the healthier teams in the league heading into Week 16. They are a 6 1/2-point favorite in Sunday's road matchup with the Raiders.
Bills running backs Fred Jackson, Anthony Dixon and Bryce Brown combined for 117 yards on the ground during Sunday's victory over the Packers in Week 15.
Jackson led the way with 71 yards on 20 carries, averaging 3.6 yards per attempt. He caught a team-high three of six targets for 27 yards. Jackson has been held out of the end zone in each of the past three games.
Dixon took six handoffs for 26 yards, averaging 4.3 yards per attempt. He caught his only target for a gain of 5 yards. Brown carried the ball four times for 20 yards and caught one pass for a gain of 40 yards.
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