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Pete Carroll excited about Thomas Rawls, Christine Michael one-two punch

The Seahawks drafted Prosise with the intention of having him be the third-down back, but Prosise has not practiced since injuring his hamstring on the first day of training camp. Fifth-round pick Alex Collins should also make the roster. He carried just three times for 5 yards Saturday, but one was a botched zone-read attempt where he didn’t have a chance.

In 2014, when Marshawn Lynch was healthy, he accounted for 72 percent (280 carries) of the attempts by Seahawks running backs. In 2013, that number was 74.9 percent (301 carries).

But with the variables in play now, it’s possible that the Seahawks don’t give as heavy a workload to their lead back. Rawls was great last season, totaling 830 yards and averaging 5.65 YPC, but he has to prove he’s the same guy physically as he comes off offseason ankle surgery.

And Michael has to continue to prove to the coaches that he’s had an awakening.

The Seahawks traded Michael to the Dallas Cowboys for a seventh-round pick last September, but he was released in November. Michael landed on the Washington Redskins’ practice squad before returning to the Seahawks down the stretch. Plenty can change between now and the opener, but Michael appears to have put himself in position to have a role in the backfield in 2016.

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. — Tony Richardson played with Darrelle Revis at the height of the cornerback’s dominance — 2008 to 2010, when “Revis Island” first appeared on the NFL map. In Richardson’s mind, it’ll be Revis Island 2.0 in 2016.

Richardson, a former New York Jets team captain, believes Revis — fueled by skeptics — is approaching the season with a massive chip on his shoulder.

“There’s been some chiming and chatting about how he’s too old, about how he’s lost a step,” Richardson said Sunday. “I think he hears it. I know what kind of competitor he is, and I think he’s going to have a really good year. I think the rest of the guys on the defense will feed off the kind of year he’s going to have.”

Richardson was one of 40-plus former Jets who attended the team’s annual alumni weekend. On Sunday, many of them watched practice from the sideline, mingling with the current players. Richardson, one of the most respected players on the 2009 and 2010 teams that reached the AFC Championship Game, sought out Revis and they talked. He immediately detected a laser focus.

“I took a picture with him at practice, and I could tell by the look in his eyes,” Richardson said. “He was in a different place, a different mode.”