The Seahawks’ inactives against the 49ers included running back Eddie Lacy, a free agent signed in the offseason.
Among the Seahawks’ seven inactives for Sunday’s game against the 49ers is running back Eddie Lacy, who was signed to a one-year contract worth up to $4.25 million last spring.
That means Seattle will rely on Thomas Rawls, back this week after being out since Aug. 13 with a high ankle sprain, and rookie Chris Carson at tailback as well as C.J. Prosise, who typically is the team’s third-down back.
Among Lacy’s incentives is $62,500 for being active on gameday as well as incentives for yards gained, which start with getting $250,000 if he reaches 800 for the season.
Lacy had just three yards on five carries last week in the opener against Green Bay and had just seven snaps while Carson came on in the second half to take the bulk of the work and finished with 39 yards on six carries.
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It’s the first time in his career Lacy has been a healthy inactive. He played in all but two games his first three years with Green Bay, missing one due to a concussion and another due to a groin injury. He then missed the last 11 games of last season with a broken ankle.
In his weekly radio show on the team’s pre-game radio network, Seahawks general manager John Schneider said having Lacy inactive was simply a gameday decision necessitated in cutting the roster to 46 from 53.
“It was a very hard decision for the coaches,’’ Schneider said. “Thomas is back, had a great week of practice. Eddie had a great week of practice, C.J., Carson. Those guys had a really good week. We need to keep the fullback up in (Tre) Madden. I just know that we have to be balanced with our play-calling, too. So I know it’s difficult for Eddie. It’s very difficult for the coaches to make those decisions on who is going to be active and who is not.
“He’s a big man, he played well last week. It’s nothing he’s done or hasn’t done. Just a pregame decision.’’
Also inactive for the Seahawks are running back J.D. McKissic, safety Tedric Thompson, linebacker Terence Garvin and offensive linemen Oday Aboushi, Isaiah Battle and Jordan Roos.
That leaves the Seahawks with just seven active linemen with Matt Tobin and Ethan Pocic as the two backups.
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