Seahawks Twitter mailbag: How will the team divide carries at running back, and other questions about Eddie Lacy and Alex Collins

Nothing but questions about running backs in our latest Seahawks mailbag.

Time for another round of Seahawks questions and answers via Twitter.

And this one is all about the running backs, a position group eliciting a lot of interest as we head into the summer.

Q: @ImFrank4U asks: Will they run Eddie Lacy harder in preseason games then they did Marshawn Lynch to see what they have in the run game?

A: Running Lacy just about at all would be more than Lynch, who had 10 carries for 31 yards combined in his final three preseasons with the Seahawks.

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I think the Seahawks will want to see Lacy more. But a lot of that will depend on Lacy’s health and conditioning — the number one goal of the preseason when it comes to veterans is still to get to the opening game of the season as healthy as possible and Seattle will undoubtedly err on the side of caution when it comes to Lacy’s surgically repaired ankle.

I also don’t think the Seahawks are going to feel like they have to settle who is going to be the number one tailback between Lacy and Thomas Rawls (or even C.J. Prosise if he works his way into that) by giving each a lot of carries in the preseason. I think their main concern will largely be getting each enough work to be in condition for the regular season.

It’s a good point, though, that Seattle wants to re-establish its running game this season and might feel a little more compelled to want to set a tone in the preseason.

But I still think health will be the main concern. So maybe give Lacy about the same number of carries this preseason as Lynch combined for his last three.

Q: @Sillylung13 asks: Are we going to carry four running backs and how will the carries be divided?

A: To the first question, I think the answer is yes. I did a 53-man roster projection last week and had the Seahawks keeping four —- Lacy, Rawls, Prosise and Alex Collins.

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